X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)


When a film series becomes old what do you do? Make it fresh by starting at the beginning, let’s just hope this is the last time they do this.

The film focuses on the violent past of the mutant Wolverine and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed. The plot also details Wolverine’s early encounters with Colonel William Stryker, his time with Team X and the bonding of Wolverine’s skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program.

In the other three films of the X-Men franchise, all the mutants seem accepted and allowed to be normal in regular society. However, in this one they sort of feel isolated and in its own universe, so it was hard to connect them to real people.

A lot of the film was not explained: like why does Wolverine stay at one age for the rest of his life although he grows older as a kid. And also why does Colonel Stryker decide to make Blackpool XI halfway through the movie. So many things dididn’t seem explained to me and I was furthermore lost.

The movie seemed by as soon as the first hour was over they started to really push towards the end and starts turning everything to become very incoherant. Though I did like the characters introduced I thought many were introduced simply for the fact of another spin-off.

Despite these negatives there were suprisingly some positives. The opening sequence is awesome and catches you right away, the action sequences are pretty exciting to watch, and the cast actually does try their hardest with this cliche-ridden script. Ryan Reynolds I thought does an awesome job as Deadpool and out of all the characters I would love to see him have a spin-off movie.

Despite some of the positives this film is really overall dumb and compared to other superhero films pretty weak especially for the X-Men franchise. Be sure to see a Deadpool or Gambit spin-off in the makes soon.

4.5/10=Some Old Bullshit!!

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