By DBoy 11 Comments
Summertime's here, which means that major movie studios will be flooding cinemas with their big-budget, sometimes long-awaited blockbusters. Being the movie buff that I am, I'll try and see most of these blockbuster movies and give you, the reader, a quick review of them. However, please keep in mind that this is my own personal opinion and that it might not reflect your own. I'm just trying to help you out, you know.
First movie review of this feature goes to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I had been anticipating this movie ever since they announced it and couldn't wait for it's release. Wolverine is one of my favorite Superheroes (with Spidey being my favorite) and I was hoping for a decent depiction of his origins. On that account, director Gavin Hood did a pretty good job. From fighting in all the major wars alongside his brother Victor (a.k.a. Sabertooth) to his final confrontation with Weapon XI (X-Men aficionados might know who that is), everything is done very well and honors the source material from the comics pretty well. Hugh Jackman does a spectacular job once again as our titular character. As for the rest of the cast... well, let's just say that there's nothing to write home about here, aside from Ryan Reynolds, who does a very decent job as the decadent and somewhat insane Deadpool.
Speaking of which, I thought there wasn't enough emphasis on some of the other mutants featured in the movie. Where the hell is Gambit? I mean, we see him for 10 minutes when he first encounters Wolverine and a little bit in the end, but that's pretty much it. Same goes for Deadpool, although he does appear more often than his card-throwing counterpart. There are some great surprises for X-Men fans in the movie however, with special appearances from familiar faces. All in all, it's a pretty decent popcorn action flick and a great treat for fans of Wolvy and the X-Men legacy. Oh, by the way, you should stay until the end of the credits. There's a pretty neat little scene which will definitely make fans smile broadly.
Theater or Rental?: Theater
Score?: 7 / 10