X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Review by Bunchbox
Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Taylor Kitsch, etc.
Rating: Victory-class Star Destroyer (packs a wallop!)
Having seen X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I can say it was a enjoyable and entertaining movie. The plot moved along at a good pace and the acting was done well. Hugh Jackman did a great job back in his role as Wolverine and Liev Shreiber was a great Sabertooth. I was worried that Gambit would not live up to my hopes. But Taylor Kitsch did a wonderful job in the role, even if his New Orleans accent did seem to falter in a few places, his personality and portrayal of the character were much better than I could have hoped for.
Now that I have given the movie it's due props, there were a few things that bothered me! First, as much as I liked Sabertooth in this movie, more than I did in the original X-Men movie actually if you'rer going to make a prequel make sure they mesh!!! Like for instance why didn't Sabertooth recognize his BROTHER in the first movie, then? And if his appearance stayed the same for over 150 years ... why the sudden change between movies? Second: If Adamantium is indestructible, which they say repeatedly that it is. Then why would a bullet made of the same material pierce it? I can understand that the bullet wouldn't be damaged but the penetration of a bullet is dependant on the speed and power behind it. Not just the durability of the bullet itself. An adamantium bullet fired from a pistol would simply have ricocheted off his skull. Granted you could pick it up, put it in a new cartridge and use it again just fine, as the bullet wouldn't have been damaged.
And my last major peeve: Deadpool has long been one of my favorite Marvel characters. He had regeneration abilities that rivaled if not surpassed Wolverine's. He had the same Adamantium Skeleton that Wolverine had. And he was made by the Weapon X program. But he did not have swords that slide out his arms. He actually had to carry his with him! He did NOT have Cyclops's eye blasts nor the ability to teleport. In the X-Men movies they have paid great attention to get the characters right, for both heroes and villains. And I expected that in this movie as well. But when they got to Deadpool they seem to have thrown that clear out the window! He has become nothing more than a remote controlled, super powered zombie. His quick and sarcastic wit was one of his best features. Equal to Spiderman with the cheesy one liners, they took that away when he became Deadpool.
In summary: This was a fun movie, and as long as you don't mind certain gaps in the logic and story continuity, you will probably like this move very much. However, if you grew up reading about these characters as I have ... it's still a fun movie, but prepare to be annoyed at some things.
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