X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Wolverine Poster

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Year: 2009

Nudity: Noneish.  Some Wolverine semi-nudity.

One Sentence: Note, do not ruin the story line of other characters that have movie potential.

So when you get to a "Part 4," of a movie you run the risk of messing things up.  You run the risk of breaking old story lines, and really breaking old rules, lines, and ideas.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine is all about doing this.  I don't even read comics, but I know the train wreck of story lines that occurred in this movie are going to lead to a lot of mending in the other worlds and story lines.  This seems especially disappointing to a lot of us movie comic book fans, because the track record with Marvel has been mostly very good when it comes to these types of things.  Wolverine didn't seem to notice or care about these things, and kills off some characters before they actually existed in comic book time lines and ruined their movie potential, which is disappointing.

As far as a stand alone movie, I think that Wolverine was ok.  I felt like when you pay 20 Million for the main actor you really should go all out with the rest of the movie, and the CG in Wolverine was substandard.  It was really poor, bordering on low budget, and it really suck out taking away from the quality of the rest of the movie.  This alongside a rushed story and weak general action save for a few good fight scenes really left me a bit let down.  The origins line seems to make sense when you say it out loud, but when you flesh it out, you are dealing with characters and story lines that happened outside of the main comic book lines with the most solid stories, and perhaps don't need to be made into movies. This is really what Wolverine felt like, it just didn't need to be made to supplement the other movies, or the Marvel movie story line at all.  Instead it was forced and just put there to consume ticket dollars, instead of deliver a good comic line. 

However it seems like my girlfriend and others about that have already seen it seem to like it, so I am probably just have fanboy nerd rage.  I of course still recommend this for this weekend's viewing, and it is no where near bad enough for me to say stay away from it, in the theater or rental later.  So yea check it out, but don't expect anything as good as X-men 1 and 2, but I do have to say it is better than X-men 3. 

3 Stars

  • Lee

    My hopes is if they do a Deadpool movie (and from what I hear, they’d like to) they may retcon some of this malarkey regarding his character in Wolverine.

    The tagline Merc with the mouth kind of gets stomped on.

  • I really enjoyed X-men orgins much more than the firt X-men films, fantastic film, really gritty! Also want to give the game a go too!

  • I really enjoyed Xmen orgins, I thought it was much more gritty and enjoyable than the pervious xmen films!

  • I loved this film, Looking forward to them making more

  • Xmen Origins was my favourite film in the series to date. Much more gritty…less made for teen audience. I was surprised as I had come to expect pretty average films in the series before it.

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