X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Witness the Origin.
After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
Tips on how to watch this film:
1) Switch brain off
2) Ooh look, explosions!
How do you make a movie that revolves around one of the most badass characters in pop culture and make it a terrible, dumbass turd of a film? How did they fuck this up so badly?
The fourth 'X-Men' branded movie arrived acrest a huge wave of publicity (the rough cut 'leaked' on-line; the revelation that there are multiple endings for different markets), but the extra word-of-mouth this has undoubtedly generated helped gloss over some of the movies' rife shortcomings.
Some of the movie feels rushed, not quite the finished product and that applies to the script as much as the CGI. Some of the dialogue is clunky (also, where are Logan's wisecracks?) with too many characters crow-barred in for too brief a time, whilst the fight that serves for the grand finale feels as though, after building up to it for 20 mins, it was hurried out of the way to get to the (inevitable)…
Dear oh dear. I imagine if I'd gone to one of the teenage writers on my website and said 'write me a Wolverine movie and make it SUPER AWESOME!' then this would have been the result. A mess from start to finish - woeful dialogue, badly-plotted action sequences, the kinds of acting I might expect to find at a zombie convention after happy hour, and the most underused set of great X-universe characters since... well, this film.
See, they set up ace characters like Deadpool at the start, who then appear for all of five minutes and are never seen again (except to be some bald guy at the end who, let's face it, could have been bloody anybody). You…
A movie featuring a team of mutant super-assassins hunting down Wolverine . . . And it sucks? Nice job, assfaces.
Ryan Reynolds is: Deadpool!
Taylor Kitsch is: Gambit!
Deadpool is: an Ood or something!
Jim Henson's X-Men Babies!
That said, Liev Schreiber is delightful as always. Did you know he does the V/O work for HBO Sports?
I sorta kinda liked this until the very end. The last 30 minutes ruined the bearable parts of the rest. I mean, really, at least TRY to make a decent movie.
Okay, genuinely, this movie honks the big one. But why did I enjoy it so much? Hell, why did I enjoy ANY of the five X-Men films as much as I did? Is it childhood nostalgia? Is it the joyful abandon of watching superpowered people enthusiastically enjoy their powers in fun, consequence-free combat scenarios? Is it how much these directors and screenwriters, even the truly horrid ones, love and believe in the X-Men mythos? Certainly X-Men Origins: Wolverine had none of the civil rights themes that made the other X-Men films interesting on a subtextual level. And certainly this is a terrible movie, full of hammy acting, bad dialogue and worse CGI. But god dammit, I really enjoyed it regardless. So sue me.
Such a waste. Hay tanto que está mal aquí...
Wolverine has always been one of my favorite characters fron the X-men series and I have to admit this movie did not disappoint me one bit. Hugh Jackman has always been great as Logan and in this film we get to see his past, the one he worried about during the previous three X-Men films. Origins really ends up where X Men begins and the movie is worth the ride. There are several new characters that are presented here that were worth a look such as Gambit, Sabretooth, and Deadpool. The film does focus on its entirety on Wolverine, but we have plenty of Sabretooth as well. I wish they would have showed some more of Deadpool and Gambit as…
It was ok.
Totally forgot to review this the other day. Hugh Jackman Being Ridiculous: The Movie.
this isn't very good but there was some awful feeling i got thinking about what happened to reynolds character
I vaguely remember seeing this 4 years ago. It didn't leave much of an imprint. My friend, an even bigger comic book nerd than myself, hated it. I don't remember his exact reasons but here are mine:
1. Being a comic book enthusiast I've read Wolverine's origin story many times over. I know all about it. I didn't need another outing of the adamantium covering, Striker and so on.
2. I was eager to see what the filmmakers did with the 'unknown' years. Wolverine's participation in numerous wars alone should have provided material enough for a movie. Instead of a minutes in the prologue.
3. Gambit. Fuck Gambit.
4. The desire to please all the fanboys by including every various…
Logan (Hugh Jackman) and his brother Victor (Live Schreiber), long-lived mutants with amazing powers of healing, go from close siblings to deadly enemies, eventually facing off in a huge battle that involves lots of other mutants as well.
A lot of people hate this movie, but I thought it was pretty good. Jackman remains the perfect embodiment of Wolverine and Schreiber makes a scary Sabretooth. It covers a lot of ground and none of it is great filmmaking, but it provides a lively and entertaining history for the character and has plenty of good action scenes. There's a nice tie-in to the first X-Men film with a surprise cameo at the end.