X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Year: 
2009
Rated: 
PG-13
Genre: 
Comic Book Adaptation Prequel
Director: 
Gavin Hood
Writer(s): 
David Benioff
Skip Woods
Actor(s): 
Hugh Jackman
Liev Schreiber
Danny Huston
Taylor Kitsch
Ryan Reynolds
Runtime: 
107
Rating: 
Three BOBs
Review: 

I'm back, bitches...did you miss me?

It's not that I've been procrastinating...I really haven't seen any new movies in the past 3 months...none, nada, zip. My DVR is chock full, but I've been watching TV lately...lame excuse, I know...

Hugh Jackman, I totally forgive you for Van Helsing and Viva Laughlin. Come give Knobby a big sloppy hug. Can you take your shirt off first? Thanks. One thing...Ryan Reynolds' arms are better than yours. You should go hit the gym or something.

I go back and forth on Liev Schreiber - I like him in some things (Scream Trilogy, C.S.I.), but almost everything else he's been in are the types of films that I actively avoid. Maybe after Wolverine, he'll start picking better films.

Will.i.am is not a very good actor. Actually, he actively sucked. Errr...Will.i.am, please don't have your manager hit me in the face for saying that.

Definitely better than the third one. Better than the second one, too. It's right about on par with the first one. But I've gotta rate it lower than the first one, because I still remember how much the first one knocked my socks off...as good as this film was, my mind constantly wandered to inconsistencies in the plot - and how the film fit in with the other X-Men films. I get the amnesia thing, but I thought they sliced him open and grafted admantium onto his skeleton? I appreciated the darker tone of Wolverine, but it'll be quite a while until the boy gets to see it - I think he's seen the other X-Men movies already.

Wikipedia says that they're making a sequel - set in Japan, with Samurais, Ninjas and shit. Could be mega awesome, but also could be mega lame. But it also says that Ryan Reynolds is making a Deadpool movie! I'm going to go change my underwear now...

 

 

"Great. Stuck in an elevator with five guys on a high-protein diet." - Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds)

Comments

macseann's picture

2/3 of this movie was good, but after he got the adamantium bones and claws it went down hill. WTF, did they only want to pay Ryan Reynolds for a quarter of a movie? If he had swords in his arms, HOW DOES HE BEND THEM?!?!?!?!? Stupid stupid stupid and stupid ending.