|Saved by Hugh Hotness Jackman||[All Movie Photos]|
I liked the X-Men movies and I really did enjoy them for all their popcorn movie qualities. I know that this wasn't meant to win an Oscar, and I knew I wasn't expecting groundbreaking script, but I guess I was just hoping for a little more. More what? I'm not quite sure exactly.
More Hugh Jackman ripped and weighing 300 pounds of muscle? Maybe not, though I'm sure jamypye wants more buck naked Hugh.
I think maybe I should have watched this before watching Star Trek or Angels & Demons so that my summer movie marathon at the cinemas wouldn't feel quite so anticlimactic.
And the Critics Say
|Freaking Ripped. I swear his body filled the screen||Photo courtesy of All Movie Photos|
Whether this journey to the past was necessary is definitely up for debate: Wolverine's history turns out to be only moderately interesting and not terribly surprising.I guess the main problem for me was the script. It wasn't exactly fantastic or ground breaking. The fact that we get to see how Wolverine became Wolverine was a good thing, but was it something we didn't know already? Or was it something we actually wanted to know. Cause when the end credits rolled, I didn't really feel like I knew any more about him. Other than the fact that he's totally ripped and has fought in a gazillion wars.
Jason Buchanan of TV Guide said
From a non-fanboy perspective, it has some exciting action and colorful characters; unfortunately, the special effects vary from impressive to embarrassing.I'm not going to insult the CGI cause lord knows I have no talent in that department at all, but I guess I was expecting more. A lot more. This is supposed to be one of those big budget films ($150M at that) so I was hoping that they could do better especially when the young mutants ran into the forest clearing where Professor X had his helicopter! Come on! You can do better than that!
Keith Phipps of The Onion said
A couple of halfway decent action scenes do little to distract from the story’s mounting ludicrousness--two words: adamantium bullets--or a conclusion that’s only a little more satisfying than a projector breakdown. Maybe.Obviously we know Wolverine ain't going to die in this movie as it is an origin story therefore there must be a present Wolverine and yet knowing this fact, I still wasn't hooked enough to follow through on the story. I have to admit I fell asleep after Wolverine meets Gambit and I'm shocked cause I actually think Gambit's hot! I shouldn't fall asleep.
Thank God for those Hotties
|So many pretty boys, so little time||Photo courtesy of All Movie Photos|
Over-all, I wouldn't say this movie is made of FAIL cause it isn't. The hotness of the characters pull through for it. But as a whole, I wouldn't say it was one of the movies that I'd want to see again. But sign me up for Hugh Jackman without his pants anytime.
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