Movie Review - X-men Origins: Wolverine
Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Shrieber, and Ryan Reynolds.
This movie is a 'prequel' to the other X-men flicks and does a pretty convincing job of tying it all together. I am quite interested in how Marvel (the comic book company that is behind all these characters, in case you didn't know) is using the extreme amount of backstories to populate movies with the best of the best stories. All of the stories already intersect in the comic book world, so its only fitting that they start using that universe to create movies. As an avid reader of comics, this is exciting to me.
WHY? Why would I want you to like this movie? Because I did and I want to see more. If this film does good at the box office, as it should, that will greenlight more of the X-men Origins movies and I really want to see a Deadpool movie. If you don't know who Deadpool is now, you will after this flick and if he doesn't impress you in this film - it's because they kind of destroyed him and I recommend you checking out the comic. Other than my desire and need to see more of these films - the movie is really good. This is an action packed ride that never slows down.
No, it doesn't compare to The Dark Knight or the first two X-men films which were all excellent flicks, but it does do better than the third X-men film. The reason this film doesn't hit the high levels of The Dark Knight or even Iron Man is because the film is too busy blowing stuff up and taking you on a thrill ride, which leaves little time for character development or complicated storylines.
Wolverine has some great acting, wonderful storyline, a little bit weak plot, nonstop pounding action, and is more than worth spending the money to watch at the theatre. A lot of the country has already seen this film unfinished due to a leak of the film on the internet. The leaked version was great quality but didn't have finished special effects shots, so at points you would see Wolverine riding his motorcycle with a green screen behind him. And no, I didn't watch the leaked version - just read the news articles on it. From what I understand, to entice people who downloaded the flick (SHAME ON YOU!), Fox has decided to include alternate endings after the credits. These aren't huge things and don't effect the main movie at all. They are just extra little 2 minute shots after the credits so you have to stay to catch it, but there are supposedly three different ones floating around in theatres as a bonus for those who go out to watch it.
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