Wolverine Movie Review! – **Spoiler alert**
*** SPOILERS ALERT AHEAD! ***
Okay so the hype has come and gone. The bootleg was leaked, the movie has premiered….
And the 2 Comic Book Guys crew (Jay, Dumpling, Friday) saw the movie – and what do WE think about it???
that face pretty much says it all.
SURPRISED? SO were we. And being the comic book fans that we are (hence, the name of the blog) we left the theater with a mixed bag of emotions. None of which were ‘YESS!‘ – or – SWEEET! – or – even WOW! It was really more like…….. ‘Ok.”
For the regular movie-goer, this is your typical summer action flick. Characters with attitudes, guns, explosions and fight scenes. YAY.
Unfortunately, for all the comic book and Wolverine fans – you will be sorely disappointed. 😦 After the movie the three of us spent the next 45 min. talking about how Hollywood destroyed one of the best comic book characters – and spent $100mill doing so!
X-Men Origins: Wolverine can break down into 2 Categories:
Things that went Sorta Right – and – Things that went Way Wrong. (The ‘Wrong’ list is longer…)
Hugh Jackman plays a perfect Wolverine and can act.
Why would a Canadian-born person fight in all of these American conflicts? including the controversial Vietnam war? And do we ever get to see the animal berseker Wolverine??? NO. That is way wrong.
Ryan Reynolds and Gambit fans – both characters brought some great action!
Deadpool fans – you were robbed. Wade Wilson was an awesome character! – For all of 2 mins. 😐 They killed him early in the movie, and then brought him back later with a sewed-shut mouth! W.T.F.F?! (the extra F means ‘flying’). Deadpool is one of Marvel’s better creations – no love in the movie tho!
Gambit fans -we were also robbed! Where was your french accent? And why not mention that Gambit is a world class thief and escape artist? How else would he have survived the mutant prison?
Lots of cool mutants were shown.
BUT- they added NOTHING to the story. ‘Emma Frost’ wasn’t even named Emma in the movie – Eh? And where was little girl Storm?! They showed her in early trailers – I was looking forward to that.
Wolverine’s healing factor kept him alive for over 150 years.
But was never explained or addressed during the entire movie. Not once.
Wolverine’s mutant powers are never mentioned the entire movie (his animal senses, his bone claws, healing factor). Matter of fact – NO ONE’S MUTANT POWERS are ever explained! i.e., who does what and why.
Cheesy editing, special effects, and camera angles. trust me – you can tell.
Kayla Silverfox – wow. They took an acutal mercernary with healing powers named Silver Fox and turned her into a passive and weak empath.
The Blob’s FAT is his mutation – not because he eats too much. C’mon Hollywood! Geeeez!
The early version of Weapon X – Wolverine was a psycho killer – who later regains his humanity after spending years in Japan. The movie version Wolverine hestitates to kill – even during combat!
Yeh – see what I mean? Besides being about 15-20 min too short – This movie rewrote one of the very best comic book characters so much, that it totally lost its heart in the movie. What I really don’t understand is – why would you spend $100 million to adapt and make a story, only to take out what really matters most? The reason that Spiderman 1 & 2 worked so well – is EXACTLY why Wolverine fails so bad: lack of heart and soul AND – staying true to the original story.
Sorry folks, but the only saving grace in this movie is the occasional cool fight scenes. Story-wise, the movie is a big ‘WEH’.