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Fair reviews for 'The Wolverine'

Hugh Jackman returns as the mutant with anger management issues this week in The Wolverine, a sequel to 2009's disastrous X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and early reports of the film seem to be fair. The general consensus overall is that it's expectedly much better than its predecessor and that Jackman owns the role yet again.

Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine

In the film, Logan aka Wolverine (Jackman) travels to Japan, where he encounters a mysterious figure from his past in a fight that has lasting consequences and pushes him to limits he never imagined.

The film is currently "Certified Fresh" (67%) on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 21 reviews.

Scott Collura (IGN) gave the film a positive review saying "much like the character himself, The Wolverine is lean, mean, and fun.

The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a thumbs up too stating "the director largely succeeds in keeping the more cartoonish aspects at bay," but criticised the climax of the film.

UK reviews of the film however, were far from positive: 

"If only it trusted enough in its unique setting to forgo a descent into aggressively awful formula..." – Empire Magazine.

"The fights are predictable, the scenery disappointingly drab considering the potential in Tokyo's neon-lit wonder-world..." – The Guardian.

"Sorry, but didn't superhero films outgrow all of this five or so years ago?" – The Daily Telegraph.

The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and hits theatres all over this Friday 26 July. Do let us know what you thought of the film below.

Video: Hugh Jackman talks The Wolverine at Comic Con 2013 (courtesy GeekTyrant)

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