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The Wolverine wants to have it both ways: a dark character story and an action-packed superhero film. But it never reconciles the two notes, and thus becomes more and more atonal as it wobbles towards its symphonically jarring ending
The synopsis promises to put the Wolverine, a blue-collar superhero, into an appropriately realistic criminal environment, but in practice it all adds up to Wolverine fighting the usual big robot in a volcano-sized laboratory.
It's the stuff of Saturday-morning cartoons, but Mangold - who, as in the appalling 'Knight and Day', edits all action sequences on the shaky frappé setting - hasn't the visual pop or lightness of touch to make it bounce.
It's laudable that Wolverine tries to show cultural curiosity outside all-American heroism. It's just unfortunate that whenever the action stops, Wolverine in Japan has the same kind of clunk as You Only Live Twice.