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Chopsaki 9/22/2009 6:29:21 PM

I think part of the problem I had with the movie as well as the X-men movies is how Wolverine was portrayed. Hugh Jackman is a hell of a nice guy and I think that was part of the problem from the onset. Between Jackmans performance and the pg-13 rating I always felt we were getting a watered down version of what Wolverine could have been.

The overload on additional and in many cases unnecessary characters harkens back to the point I made about the tv show Heroes. Deadpool & Sabertooth were great but I felt like there screen time was cut short due to the sheer volume of intrusive cameos.

Lastly many of the problems surrounding X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE has to be layed at the feet of director Gavin Hood. Gavin settled for style over substance going for John Woo style action ballet and CGI over character development and solid storytelling. I don't want to be overly critical as it was still mildly entertaining but I'd have to down grade your C plus to a plain old C.

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HudsonTaco 9/22/2009 8:28:59 PM

Well I like Jackman as Wolverine even if he is to tall and not hairy enough. But yeah we all want that ultra violent rated 'R' Wolerine and that is not what we got. Too many cameos, I love Gambit but he was pointless, as was the Blob. I'm not sure why the director is getting the blame, I thought the direction was fine, the script and FOX are the main reason this movie was no where near what it should have been. I thought Hood did fine with what he was given. The biggest kick in the junk though was the Weapon X scene that lasted less than 10 mins and was no where near as bloody and cool as it should have been what a waste. I agree with the Grade.

animefanjared 9/22/2009 9:33:27 PM

Poor Lauren Shuler Donner.  She must get so frustrated producing these movies and constantly having to cut things.  I mean, she wanted Beast and the Danger Room in the first film, didn't get them until X3.  She wanted to do the Japan story, we ended up with Wolverine's abridged biography.  I'd have thrown my hands up in disgust by now.

I agree with what other people have said, part of Wolverine's initial appeal was his mystery.  I remember when Marvel finally published his origin story, and admit to being disappointed.  The less you know about him, the better.

OmegaDean 9/22/2009 10:36:20 PM

By no means am I purest.  One of those who thinks it should be exactly like the book.  And honestly if this called something else other than Woverine (or any of the X-Men moviesfor that matter) I think woiuld have loved them.  The problem I have is that not single one of these films really payed proper respect to source material.  From characterization to story delivery, I've been plain disappointed.  Hell I'm the 1st one to say re-imagine, but if you're gonna do it, dammit do it right.  Look at the ultimate universe or Dc's Crisis series.  These I can stomach cause they said hey I gonna shake shit up.   I'm gonna change some stuff so drastically.  Yet these films try and say hey here is the Wolverine or X-men you know and love. 

No I'm not happy with this particualr franchise.  I wish hollywood would respect the source material is all.

pilgram 9/23/2009 8:22:10 AM

Hated it on Blu- Ray. It felt as hollow there as in the theater. I think that is because it was very hollow. It did nothing to make me care for Logan or anyone else’s plight. My girlfriend, who only knows wolverine from movies, even realized the movie was a polished turd.

 

Redshirt1 9/24/2009 4:30:46 AM

The problem with the movie is that, asside from getting many of the origin points wrong,  it really didn't make sense.  If it is suppposed to work in continuity with the other films and the first X-men movie takes place sometime in the near future then the timeline doesn't work.  You can't have Scott as a teenager in the seventies and then as a twenty-something in the near future.  Having Gambit in the movie also precludes him from ever having a relationship with Rogue in any future movie as strictly speaking Gambit would now be in his 50's or older.  Unlike Wolverine, Gambit does in fact age.  So seeing an aged playboy Gambit getting it on with a teenage to early twenty year old Rogue is not on my to do list.  They also turned Deadpool into... well to be honest I'm not sure what the hell he was.  A mutant version of Frankenstein.  Further if at the end of the movie Striker was going to get the crap handed to by the him by the government for all of his illegal work, not to mention murder of a superior officer, then how then did he become so influencial in the first two movies?  Simply put the movie was badly written with very little thought given to what had been previously established in either the comics or the other movies.  

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