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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

My original expectation of this movie was that it would be bad. Possibly even worse than X-Men: The Last Stand. I sure hate it when I’m right.

Since this review will mostly consist of the negatives, I’ll start with some positives. Ryan Reynolds was perfectly cast as Deadpool (Wade Wilson) and Liev Schreiber was a great Sabretooth. Visually, I was not pleased with The Blob at the beginning of the film, but his second main appearance in the movie definitely turned things around. The movie also does a good job of leading into the other spinoff movies Fox is hoping to produce (X-Men: First Class and Deadpool).

Now that the positives are out of the way, you can hear why this movie was so bad. Early rumblings from those that watched the early pirated copy stated that the biggest issue was the special effects. Well, they didn’t seem to update them much. One particular scene with Wolverine’s claws (the bathroom) looked laughable. Almost as if some teenager was doing the animation for them using Flash. I would have rather seen Hugh Jackman holding kitchen knives between his fingers.

Everyone was waiting for Gambit in an X-Men movie and they finally got it with Origins.  The response previously for not having him appear was because his character was too close to Wolverine (loner that isn’t a team player) and would be difficult to differentiate on screen. Looks like someone got that one right because his inclusion was lackluster and laughable.  Not sure what it was, but his powers seemed less impressive on screen.  Maybe the first X-Men movies tried to select mutants whose powers would look “real” on screen.

Overall, the movie was boring, long, slow, and limiting on the action.  It was a true origins story. For those that do go to see this movie, I wouldn’t wait around after the credits. The extra clip my movie had was not worth it and I have heard the same for the other alternative endings as well.  Here’s hoping Star Trek makes me forget this entire mess.

And I seriously feel bad for the movie reviewer who decided to download this movie early and provide a review. He was promptly fired and now gets to tell his family he lost his job over a terrible movie.

[Rating: .5/5]

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Brian Huckaby Says:
May 3rd, 2009 at 10:50 am

Thought about going to see it last night with Brad from work, but thought better of it. Glad to know I didn’t miss much.

Ben Says:
May 3rd, 2009 at 11:32 am

Somehow this clip from Family Guy is necessary before seeing the movie.


joe Says:
May 4th, 2009 at 9:01 am

Hmm… that’s disappointing.

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