Saturday, May 9, 2009

G-MAN reviews "Wolverine"

Why did they cal it "X-MEN Origins: Wolverine" anyway? Couldn't they have just called it "Wolverine"? Did they really think that we couldn't tell which Wolverine they were talking about? But moving on, I'm sorry for taking a while to review the film, but I've been really sick, & when I wasn't sick, I was busy with a student film. Here's the review.

As assumed, "Wolverine" is a prequel to the "X-MEN" trilogy. Hugh Jackman, once again, plays Logan (Wolverine), & Liev Schreiber plays Sabertooth, Logan's older brother & arch nemesis. The film starts out in the 1840s with Logan & Victor (Sabertooth) running away from their Canadian home, because Logan killed the man who is revealed to be their father.
Through out the film, they both fight in all the major wars such as the Civil War, World War I, World War II, & the Vietnam War. Eventually, the government figures out who Logan & Victor really are, & send William Stryker (played by Danny Huston) to hire them to work in a special team, Team X (He worked in another mutant team that has "X" in the team's name! What a coincidence!). Logan eventually quites Team X, but a few years later, he returns to Stryker to volunteer for an ensnarement that involves replacing his skeleton with an indestructible metal called "adimantium". Logan then uses his newly acquired, virtually indestructible, skeleton to work, so he can find & kill his brother, Victor, now on a rampage.

Yep, the film's plot is pretty complicated. Now, I'll have to admit. I liked the first half of the film, but the second half is were the film went down the drain. There were to many characters, they obviously put all the characters in so they could do spin-off films for characters like Deadpool. And finally, the biggest problem is that Wolverine is in the movie so often, that it prevents the other characters from having more screen time.
Another problem I had is that I knew what was going to happen. Both Stryker & Sabertooth escaped, & Wolverine lives to make three more "X-MEN" movies--DUH!!

IN CLOSING: While not even close to the quality of the first two films, it's certainly more entertaining than "X-MEN 3".

G-MAN gives "Wolverine" a "Mediocre Five" out of "Ten"!