At this point in the current summer of blockbuster doom, The Wolverine will be exceeding expectations if it doesn't tank right out of the box. And it might not. As Kurt Loder reports, the movie is a serviceable superhero exercise that does a number of things right. Most wisely, it sets its story in the immediate aftermath of the 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand, happily ignoring the existence of the piffling 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In Last Stand, you'll recall, the grumpy mutant Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) was forced to terminate the love of his life, Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), after she succumbed to the dark side of her own mutant nature. Now we find him sleeping al fresco in the Canadian woods and marinating his sorrow in an ocean of whiskey. Soon enough, though, super-duty once again calls.
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