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June 2nd 2009 15:49

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, directed by Gavin Hood and starring Hugh Jackman, is a prequel to the the first three X-men flicks. This film goes into Wolverine's past. We discover he had a brother names Victor, and a lover. After harm that Victor has inflicted on those close to Wolverine, he seeks Victor our for revenge.


I was pretty excited to see this, I am a big fan of the other three X-men films, I have them all on DVD, and I'm a fan of Hugh Jackman, and based on the hype and expectations that everyone had for the film, I expected it to be very good, but before I saw it I saw that the reviews weren't so good, but its not like I ever agree with the critics. The film didn't completely live up to my expectations, but it was still a kick ass film, we've been having so many fail, unexciting films these past few years, so an exciting action-filled one with mutants, even if it was mediocre, was very refreshing for me.

Why I liked it: Hugh Jackman getting covered in GINORMOUS cut down trees, and not getting a scratch on him, was real kickass, I loved it. I loved the visuals of the film. The scene where Wolverine was running through the fields of an old couple's farm was hilarious, and the whole time at the farm I thoroughly enjoyed.

Why I didnít like it: In the beginning of the film, young Wolverine does a Wolverine scream, that made me laugh and cringe at the same time. They probably should have worked on that scene some more. The film may have had some awesome action seems, but it did not engage me enough, its not a film I would rush to get on DVD, like I did with the other X-Men films. I didn't feel much of an emotional connection to it, I mean come on, I WANT TO CRY!

Grade: B/B-


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