Monday, May 4, 2009

Wolverine, the Review

Whew. It's been a rough couple of days. Friday I was miserable going on no sleep. The Wolverine movie Thurs night was great, but after I got home after 2 a.m. my kids were up with issues. Needless to say, I was a wash on Friday. Sat and Sunday were a bit better, but I managed to get a cold--or sinus problems, since I live in the devil's garden down here in Georgia. Pollen to the nth degree.

SOOOOO. The review I promised of X-Men Origins: Wolverine...

An enjoyable movie and a must-see if you're an X-Men or Wolverine fan. This is a movie about Wolverine. Though the trailers make the movie look like it's chock-full of mutant escapades, it's a movie about Wolverine with an ensemble cast. Gambit, DeadPool, and a few others make minimal appearances. I'm still not sure why Emma Frost was even needed, since she has one or two scenes in the whole movie, yet she's prevalent in the trailers. (?) Wolverine's main squeeze is cool, and the plot works really well. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Liev Schreiber (Sabertooth) are incredible in their roles and make the movie work, despite a few slow spots that intefere with the pacing.

I love comics, but I'm not a die-hard fan, so I wasn't bothered by inconsistencies comic fans have mentioned. But I wish I knew why the movie maker introduced so many darned mutants when he only focused on three or four at most.

Still and all, an entertaining film. I'd give it a B+. Very violent, not much sexual content, and a terrific story.


Jitters said...

In retrospect, I would have been better off saving the money i spent on Wolverine for Star Trek this weekend

Marie Harte said...

Well, Jitters, if I had to compare the two, I'd have to rate STAR TREK higher. The movie had me from the very beginning. No lulls, great pacing, terrific acting... And I'm not a huge Star Trek fan. Between Star Trek and X-Men, I'd choose the mutants. But the movie was SO well done. WOLVERINE just didn't have that same kick. Good, but not great.