Friday, May 01, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine: A Review

So, the summer blockbuster season has finally arrived. The first movie on the list is X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Pretty self-explanatory title. The film tells of how Wolverine became who he is today. Well, at least it was supposed to. What I saw was the story of a seemingly invincible character get mad because someone messed with his girlfriend. There is a plot, but you barely notice it because every time the action slows down it is just another plot device to get to the next action sequence. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, a man who has done much better work, just watch The Prestige. And for all of his efforts to do a great acting job, Jackman seems trapped in the limitations of a script that didn't care about it's characters.

Now about the action sequences. Some are quite good, most are cliche. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it. Like a motorcycle somehow managing to survive an explosion or a hero walking off into the sunset with a girl in his arms. I saw this movie with my best friend Josh and I looked over at certain parts where we were laughing and he was laughing along with me and we weren't the only ones. But it wasn't with the movie, it was at it. There are so many strings of illogical plot points that I was beginning to wonder if the makers of the movie had read the comic books. My guess is probably not.

In case you haven't figured it out, I was really disappointed with this film and I am sure that in the weeks to follow word of mouth will get out and many will save their 10 bucks for something better, perhaps to go rent X2.


  1. mmm...really want to see it, but may wait for the dollar theatre now. : (

  2. way to go, Fox! taking one of the darkest origins in the Marvel universe... and cutting out alot of the depth, changing characters, and using irresponsible & cheap plot tools to further the story.. or to bring it to a close. what are we left with? something better than X-Men 3... but that doesn't take alot, now does it? argh.... i want a re-do, and i want Deadpool & Gambit done RIGHT