Reviews and Problems with X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine
28 January 2012
Excerpt: As a former reader of comic books, I’ve become increasingly delighted at how many of my favorite superheroes have now become mainstream movies. Like a lot of other people, X-Men ranked as my favorite of the titles I read and I’ve enjoyed the three X-Men movies immensely.
Excerpt: The prospect of a Wolverine movie, what with he being the most popular of the X-Men, should have been a no-brainer. Hugh Jackman has proven himself a good choice for the role in the three X-Men films that preceded this, the first in the line of X-Men Origins movies, but the fact of the matter is...
Excerpt: Click to Enlarge to Full Size. Poor Hugh Jackman. You have to feel a bit sorry for him (or, at least, as sorry as you can for a massively wealthy, hugely successful, ruggedly handsome movie star.
Excerpt: This pulse-pounding action thriller sinks razor-sharp adamantium claws into the mysterious origins of Logan/Wolverine: his epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed/Sabretooth, and the ominous Weapon X program that unleashes his primal fury.
Summary: This is the first of the Origin stories, and judging by the success, there will be others. While no official word has come down, at least three are in the development stages. There have been plans for a Magneto film for some time, and my sources tell me it is likely to be the next film made.
Conclusion: I'll be the first to admit that Wolverine got a tough break. Between studio interventions and a not-quite-finished work print being leaked online a month before release, the film got a thorough critical lambasting before it even arrived in theaters.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a good X-Men movie this summer, boy have I got a title for you: X-Men 2 . Already seen it? My are you a quick one; but I suppose it's been on DVD for a while (not to mention the seedier parts of the internet where pirates surf).