☆ Sophie ☆’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Wolverine walked SO THAT LOGAN COULD RUN!
This film is better than I remember but not by much. Despite taking place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, this film attempts to distance itself from the rest of the X-Men characters and story and focuses solely on the Wolverine character. As a result, this film feels very different from all previous X-men films. This allows for the best portrayal of Wolverine's character that we have seen so far, and Hugh Jackman also delivers his best performance of the character to date. I enjoyed the pacing of the film as well because although it was a face-paced action film, it wasn't afraid to slow things down and develop the characters and the relationships between them. However, it never slows down for too long before it picks up the pace with another action scene.
The action in this film is also very well done because every sequence is creative and has a purpose, so it never feels like the mindless action we've come to expect in big-budget summer films. The humor is also used effectively in this film as the writers take advantage of Wolverine's IDGAF attitude. However, the film isn't perfect as there is one other mutant character that occasionally seems slightly out of place, and some people might find her role a bit too over the top. Also, from time to time, it does feel like they are playing it too safe to ensure that they don't make any of the same mistakes as the last Wolverine film. Overall, The Wolverine, although not perfect, is a fun superhero film that gets a lot of things right about what makes the Wolverine so popular.
P.S. that end credit scene is one of the best end credit scenes of all time 😱