This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Activision's superhero movie tie-in title X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which reviews describe as "a brilliant kind of ridiculous nonsense." Wolverine currently earns a score of 74 out of 100 at Metacritic.com.
Jon Blyth at the Official Xbox Magazine rates Wolverine at 8 out of 10, noting that its Mature-rated content is both overblown and appropriate.
"It's a savage game; the only thing more violent that the damage inflicted on Wolverine is the rapid and nonchalant dismemberment of everyone he comes into contact with," he writes. "Mature's one word for it: absurd and childish are other, more accurate words. But it's a brilliant kind of ridiculous nonsense that'll occasionally pull reluctant cheers out of your grown-up neck."