Friday, May 1, 2009
X-men Origins: Wolverine
The big reveal finally came and along with it a million gallons of water falling from the sky (it was rainy). After all this conjecture and stupid rumors and over-reactions about X-men being leaked on the internet before, today, its release date, there was a full house like expected. Hugh Jackman was wolverine, yet again, he played Logan to where you almost...almost forget it is even a movie. It draws you in, but, the connections between this movie and the first X-men from a few years ago are confusing. There are mutants we have never seen and younger versions of mutants that have met their doom. Ryan Reynolds has a cool power, but gets a very bad and disturbing makeover later in the movie. I liked the original Ryan Reynolds with his funny banter best and always have. Did I mention I love Ryan Reynolds? The movie was good if you are a fan of Wolverine and the comic books of X-men. It definitely sets the stage and I will give Hugh Jackman this; I bet if you put his image from the first movie next to his image from this one he would look either the same or better. Hugh knows how to stop the aging, but he doesn't look a bit worse for wear for two movies under his belt in this third installment, or is it the fourth, I can't remember. Anyway, it's good, it's worth seeing and it's worth the money for admission.
**1/2 stars. It suffers a little for predictability, but makes up for it in piquing our curiosity. Worth seeing at least once.