Film Review: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
3.0 of 10
Director: Gavin Wood
Starring: Hugh Jackman

I was never interested with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not because I don't like the character. But because I don't like spin-offs. A few months before it was released, however, I gained some interest on it. Mainly because I saw a scene on the trailer where they've shown a young Logan crying beside his dead father. That scene was lifted from the pages of Wolverine: Origin, a book that I loved. So I thought the movie, coupled with some Weapon X story arcs, will stay true to Logan's history. That, and the appearance of Deadpool, made me watch the film. Well, after watching the movie, I wish I listened to what my mother told me: "Always trust your first instinct".

The movie was a disaster. It doesn't have a strong plot and failed to properly tell Wolverine's history. The film did feature the significant chapters in Logan's life, the wars he had fought and his days with Weapon X, but it wasn't stretched enough. In fact, they were really short that they have to fill the gaps with a lot of unmemorable scenes. The action scenes weren't too impressive either. If it's not overly done, then it's just Hugh Jackman posturing and roaring at the audiences.

The portrayal of the characters are really bad as well. Both Sabertooth and Wolverine weren't beastly enough. William Stryker lacks the fanaticism he exhibited in the books and in X2. Gambit wasn't smooth enough and doesn't have the Cajun accent. But, worst of all, Deadpool wasn't loud and goofy enough. In fact, Ryan Reynolds sounded much more of a Deadpool in his other movies. If there was anything I wanted to succeed in this movie, it was Deadpool hitting mainstream. But this film murdered him, ruining his chance of popular spotlight. They even had the gall to literally shut him up, "The Merc with the Mouth", by sewing his lips together. Atrocious.

I really thought that Wolverine will be the film that will open up the "blockbuster" season, just like Iron Man did last year. That's why I tried so hard not to grab the workprint that's been floating around the net. I didn't want to ruin the experience of watching it on the big screen. But the film was a let down. Not because I had high expectations but because it simply sucked hard. It's as bad as Daredevil and Elektra. Which is a shame because Wolverine (and Deadpool) is one of my favorite characters. So if you haven't seen this movie, Wolverine fan or not, skip this one. You won't miss anything.

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gillboard said...

Star Trek is WAY better!!!

The Scud said...

tama si gillboard. and i heard they are going to do a Deathpool spin-off movie.