Wolverine is the best at what he does. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for this movie which gets off to a good start but ends with a weak and somewhat rushed climax. The story tells the origins of everyone’s favorite feral mutant Wolverine who, as with the previous X-Men movies, is played by actor Hugh Jackman. Other than looking older in this movie than he did in the first X-Men movie (which takes place after the events of this movie), Jackman does a good job.
Besides Wolverine, the movie contains a wide range of different mutants that have appeared in the X-Men comic book titles over the years like Blob, Gambit, Deadpool, Emma Frost and even Cyclops. However, very little character development occurs for characters other than Wolverine and Sabretooth. The additional mutants appear to be thrown in for little reason, including a surprise guest-appearance towards the end which did not add much to the overall movie.
I also felt the explanation for one of the primary characteristics of the Wolverine character, the memory loss that plagues him throughout his life, was very weak.
In the end, if you want a good action-filled popcorn flick to entertain you for a couple of hours then you could probably do worse than this movie, but if you are looking for a good comic book based movie that is more on par with the second X-Men movie, then I think this one misses the boat.
One last thing – this is one of those movies where you will want to sit through the ending credits to see the entire movie.