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It wasn't THAT bad

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Okay so it wasn't the greatest movie, or even greatest comic book to movie adaptation thingy. But it's far from the worst. And I wasn't bored so that's a plus. Most of it was really cheesy and lame but this is still a far cry from the blue and yellow tights, which I had secretly hoped would have made an appearance.

I've pretty much been waiting for this movie to come out ever since I read the Origin comic, which says alot considering I rarely read American comics. I remember reading back then that a motivation the writer had for making that particular comic when he did was because he wanted the comic book version to explain Wolverine's back story as a opposed to a movie. I might (most probably) be remembering wrong but I like to think it went something like that. I'm thinking that guy probably made a good choice back then.

But I haven't read Origins since then but alot of things are different in this movie adaptation, no surprise. But I don't really follow comic books so I'm sure alot of things were different. But perhaps this would have been better if it were divided into multiple movies instead of just one, which seems to be the problem with most comic book to movie adaptations. Or even better in my opinion if they had just stuck closer with the Origin comics. That way they wouldn't have had to put all of the extra stuff that ties in with all other storylines relating to the X-Men universe. And it would have been a period drama, which I whole-heartedly approve of.

Still it was kinda hilarious to see Cyclops, or the teenager that would become him eventually, since he was just fumbling his way through Spanish class. The whole brother feud wasn't that bad either. And every now and then I would mentally exclaim "Oh I know that dude!" but that didn't happen very often.

Err. I just rambled along, but that's no surprise since the movie kinda sorta did the same thing. Bare minimum explanations followed by action sequences. Some moments could have really been awesome but others simply left no explanation. There was some whiny Canadian boy and his brother in a war montage and then some random mutant dudes came along and they went to Africa blah blah blah Canadians oh look it's Deadpool.

The one thing I didn't get, which may be a mild spoiler but really wouldn't matter either way is that if Wolverine got that jacket, which he wears in the other movies, from that farmer couple before he lost his memories, then how does he get it back, or remember it's his, after he loses his memory? Because he was not wearing a jacket at the end scene. Rather he was sporting a very fitting wife beater.
Ah well a not so great review for a not so great movie. But not bad. I enjoyed it enough, though perhaps not enough to watch it many times.

6/10
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Added by chibiyusa
8 years ago on 11 May 2009 03:40




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