Critic Review - Houston Chronicle

Wolverine is supposedly a comic book movie, and yet it violates one of the tenets of comic books: It doesn't delineate and particularize Wolverine's special powers.

May 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Comments (3)
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Keeg Keeg

Just because you know big words does not make you smart. This movie does both of those rather well, if you take the time to look, and have intelligence enough to see it.
This movie is great. Ya, the story is not the best in the world, but who goes to the movies to watch a story anyway. If you want a good story, read a book. If you want action and special effects, go watch a great movie like this.

May 2 - 02:00 PM

Floyd F.

Floyd Flanders

Dude, what he means is that in comics you have to define what a character's powers are and make sure that that character is the only one with those powers. If everyone has the power to heal then healing isn't a superpower. If everyone has the power to carry out Matrix-style super ninja martial arts then super ninja martial arts aren't a superpower.

Wolverine had several characters with healing powers and even more with those super ninja martial arts powers.

As for who goes to the movies to watch a story--apparently everyone but you.

May 2 - 05:34 PM

Z S.

Z Smith

...would that then make the ability to go to a movie and not expect a good story a superpower?

Good lord. If it wasn't for people like Mr. LaSalle, who care about proper usage and grammar, people like Keegantir would destroy it like a good-superhero-comic-book-turned-movie.

May 10 - 08:21 PM

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