By Aaron_G 1 Comments
THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS READER BE WARE
I was never a fan of the X-Men movies that came out previously. Actually I think they got worse as they went on. However, I think Fox was able to finally produce a good X-Men that was not too overdone. One reason I think this movies was better than all the others was it focused on one mutant, Wolverine. I thought before that the movies tried to show too many mutants and do to much at once. This is not a problem in this movie at all, the focus on one mutant makes the story much easier to understand.
This thing has another thing going for it too, the story is actually very interesting and keeps you interested in the action. There is never a dull moment or a moment where you are wonderig "What the hell is going on." The back story of Wolverine is very well explained. The story of how he learned he was mutant and running away with his brother, Victor. The beginning sequence of titles is also very cool. It shows Wolverine, Jim, and his brother, Victor or Sabertooth, in all the battles they have fought in over the years. The battles are real battles from the Civil War to World War II to Vietnam. After getting into trouble with the Army they are recruited into a special force with special powers. It is immedialy clear that this is all mutants and they are a task force to secret objectives. Stryker, the military leader in charge, has them go to a country in Africa to recover a rock. Wolverine leaves the team at this point seeing the things they are doing is not what he signed up for. Wolverine, now Logan, then begins to live the simple life in Canada with his girlfriend, Kayla. Eventually all the events that have occured come back to him, and I will close my plot summary here not to spoil it for you.
The cast gathered for this movie was a fantastice selection by caster. Of course Hugh Jackman returned for his role in Wolverine. I have always believed that Jackman was the strongest character in the X-Men movies. Comedian Ryan Renyolds plays the role of Wade and later Deadpool. It is hard to take Renyolds role seriously after all, he is a comedian. Will.i.am plays the role of a mutant too, he does a good job.
Overall I was very satisfied with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I think they were able to take the series to the same level as Iron Man. I highly recomend this movie.