Posted: 05/11/2009

 

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

(2009)

by Lauren Sepanski




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I am a pretty big nerd, I have a bumper sticker on my car that says “My other transport is the Millennium Falcon”. That’s why it’s strange I never got into comic books even though by all rights I should have. Movies are different. Even though I never read the comics and I’m pretty sure I never saw a full episode of any of the X-Men series, I enjoyed all three previous X-Men movies. I usually had real fans with me to explain what plot points I couldn’t grasp or missed because I never read or watched X-Men in the past, but I really think that the main reason it’s my favorite super hero franchise is because there are so many mutants and they all have different and unique powers.

I was excited to start hearing rumors of a Wolverine movie after the end of the first X-Men trilogy. I know that if you’re reading this review you’re a fan and probably have already seen it, so I’ll just get this over with.

EVERYONE I know hated it, but I was vomiting rainbows the entire time my eyeballs were in that movie screen. Maybe it was the awesome breakfast I had that day, or the fact that you get to see Hugh Jackman’s butt Terminator 2 style, or maybe there’s just something about the first action movie of the summer. I’m not going to lie, there were parts in this movie where I whipped my hands up as if to say, “WTF?!” but there are just some things moviegoers should learn to cope with when it comes to summer movies such as suspension of disbelief and that even the worst dialog can be ironed out if you have good actors and a director who knows what he’s doing. (Take note of that, George Lucas.) Plot usually takes a back seat in summer flicks, but I was weeping with joy while learning about Wolverine and Sabretooth and Gambit. (Yes girls, GAMBIT!) I never even knew who Deadpool and Silverfox were. (Did she really have a power anyway. Dumb.)

This is usually the paragraph where I explain the plot of the film, but I’m not going to do it this time. If you saw the last three X-Men movies, or read the comics or watched any cartoons ever, you should just go see X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I feel like if I went over the plot here I’d ruin it for you all. It is really a great, fun, dumb action movie. There are a ton of great action scenes and beautiful graphics, the characters were entertaining, the acting on Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber’s part was great, you get Gambit, you get Deadpool, (though if you’re a fan of the comics apparently it’s not correct or something lame,) you get to see Hugh Jackman’s bum, what else do you want? Besides, you know what’s cooler than Wolverine casually walking away from a huge explosion? NOTHING!

Lauren Sepanski Lauren Sepanski is an Animation/Film connoisseur living in Los Angeles.



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