Monday, May 11, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Review

In case you haven't notice, I love movies and BW and I usually go once a week and since I have this extensive film studies background (I took 4 whole courses in college, so I'm pretty sure that qualifies me as an expert) I'm going to start a weekly movie review post. This weeks movie is:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Grade: B

From the opening montage through the very end of the credits, I throughly enjoyed this movie. Granted it helps that I've also seen all the other X-Men movies and I enjoy a good Sci Fi film. If you haven't seen the other X-Men movies, you probably won't like this one as it answers questions, you've never even thought or care about. I don't believe the movie can be viewed as a stand alone movie. You need to have seen all the movies really understand this one.

X-Men Origins presents the back story of one of the series favorite characters, Wolverine. I'll have to check with my resident X-Men expert, Doc Holiday, to see if Wolverine is a favorite from the comic books series or if he became a favorite because Hugh Jackman does such a mesmerizingly, awesome job becoming Wolverine. (Hugh spends a significant amount of time shirtless and he certainly does that well.)

This movie introduces Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth, Wolverine's half brother and warring partner. The opening montage follows them through their fighting exploits from the Civil War through the Viet Nam War and their evolution onto a secret government unit of nearly indestructible mutants. The fight scenes and special effects were terrific and had me grabbing BW's arm several times during the movie.

I really loved Ryan Reynolds role in the early portion of the movie. He plays a smart-alec mutant named Deadpool and his steady stream of one liners are hilarious.

The movie did a great job explaining how Wolverine became the Wolverine we met in the original film, but that's not to say, it didn't leave me with a few more questions when I left the theatre. Fortunately, I do have that X-Men expert in the family and he answered all my questions on Sunday. So now I'm all set for the next movie in the X-Men series. didn't really think this was the last one, did you?


  1. I give this review two thumbs up....glad I could answer all of your questions :) - Doc Hollywood

  2. In addition to your four film studies classes you may want to mention your home-ec minor. It might motivate someone to try your recipes;)

    -She who is too lazy to figure out how to freaking sign in