Wednesday, 2 June 2010
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Repeat viewings blunt the claws
Lover: Taken from IMDB
“I finally watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine today not too sure what to expect hoping for at least traces of the quality of the previous X Men movies which i love. Let me tell you that i was blown away by this incredible movie and dare i say was the best out of the series. It is action packed and the story line is superb, I was glued to the TV without wanting even to look away for a moment scared id miss something. I found X-Men Origins: Wolverine far more entertaining than Watchmen and several so called blockbusters.Whether you're are an x-Men fan or not do yourself a favor and watch this, I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised...”
I can see where this person is coming from I was swept up by it the first time I saw it but by no means is this the best Xmen related feature!
Hater: Taken from IMDB
“Close to one of the worst films I have ever seen. The story is so rushed it leaves you asking questions of why? With more focus on the visuals the story seems very slap dash and they have managed to ruin probably one of the best comic book characters. They need to focus at least more on his back story and perhaps the relationship with mutant group established by Stryker. Also they touched upon other characters within the Weapon X Project and then quickly skipped over, as soon as they came in they quickly left (trying not to give anything away). The biggest disappointment, especially after so much hype. This could have been something great. Also with Magneto in the pipeline as well, could they ruin another part of the X-Men saga.”
As time has gone (I have watched it about 4 times now) Wolverine has become a great big toy commercial set to line studio bosses pockets. So I’m kinda leaning more to this guy now.
What I thought:
The first thing I feel I should touch on is plot holes, this film is full of them and makes no effort to resolve them what so ever! Making some of the other mutants who make a cameo just that; a cameo! There is no exploration as to why some of these mutants, some of them stealing the screen when on it (Ryan Reynolds, Dominic Monohaughn) just appear and disappear as the script writers saw fit. Secondly the opening sequence whilst attractive to look at is just that! How did they end up in all of these wars and why is Sabretooth such a psycho?
All of these plot holes can be filled in if you know something about the comics but make no sense if you don’t. I guess on a personal level I hate it because I waited so long to see Gambit in one of these movies and what do I get? Some pubescent loser who plays him with no charm what-so-ever, such a waste of what is a great character!
It’s such a shame when they do this but the Wolverine sequel based on the samurai storyline sounds ten time better, fingers or craws crossed ah? For more on the world of the Xmen and Wolverine read my feature on the right.