X-Men Origins - Wolverine Reviews
The only thing X-Men Origins: Wolverine manages to get right is its ability to mess things up. The film contains a bland and uninteresting story and the only salvation is another iconic Hugh Jackman's performance as the Wolverine. Worst of all, they completely get Deadpool wrong, ruining the perception of many characters in the X-Men history.
This film is a mixed bag for a lot of people. I can see what people are saying, this film is a mess. Lets start with the pros.
- The Runtime isn't too long. It's a perfect time
- Hugh Jackman is excellent in this film. He's probably the best part.
- Patrick Stewart's Cameo is super neat
- Gambit is a cool character that needs his own film
- The CGI is a little outdated. You can tell whats CGI
- They did Deadpool super wrong. Deadpool is not what Deadpool should be
- Wolverine is the only likeable character, the rest are not
- This film gets a little boring, but overall is entertaining
- Many characters were shoehorned in
- The action scenes were unclear
- The Weapon X scene was edited like it was Zack Snyder 300. It looked very 300
Overall, This film has its flaws. This isn't the best wolverine film. I don't think it's horrendous, but I don't think it's amazing.
Despite some excellent cast members (and Gambit), the whole thing is a huge mess. We eventually got the Ryan Reynolds DP we wanted, but what a waste of Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth.
Not only is the film quality awful (CG claws, really?), but the story is boring, the characters are bland, and it does not follow along with what the previous entries established.
X-Men Origins gives you the answer to every question you have about Wolverine, including, but not limited to: Why is he called the Wolverine?, Why does he live in Canada?, and Where in the world did he get that jacket?
It also has the most interesting and amazing mutants, some of which are: A guy who can teleport and thats it (so nightcrawler but missing the tail, blue skin, and interesting character development), a dude who can jump 10 feet in the air and can shoot guns, a girl who can persuade people, a man with somewhat long finger nails, and a fat man.
Speaking of mutants, this film marked the big screen debut of fan favorite Deadpool. However, they made a few minor changes. The merc with a mouth has no mouth, instead of a suit, he has some weird body paint, and he has a bunch of random powers he's never had before. Luckily, though, everybody loves these changes and its the sole reason people like the movie and totally not the most hated part.
This film also breaks rules and defies previous events in the franchise by making Sabretooth his brother? Unless Colonel Striker wiped his memory between Origins and X-Men 1, this shatters that portion of the timeline. The producers have since claimed that this film takes place in an alternate universe, but I'm pretty sure thats a cover up for the fact that they messed up. Read the description on the back of the DVD. seriously.
However, there is one up side to this film: Hugh Jackman (as always) steals the show with another great performance as the gritty warrior. Its not as good as his Logan performance, but still great nonetheless.
Overall, this movie sucks. Bottom line.