Thursday, September 29, 2016

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins took the most popular character from the series and finally just gave him his own movie. What a waste. It is interesting to look at this film against X-Men; the Last Stand. Both films seem directed by men who did not care, though perhaps for different reasons. Where Brett Ratner was perhaps just doing his job in a way of just getting the product out without concern, Gavin Hood seems downright uncomfortable in the genre itself. There is such a lack of confidence with anything that you might connect with an action film. The special effects seem surprisingly lackluster, as though there was an unawareness of how to use them properly. There's not a decent action scene in the film. The visual are often cringe inducing whether that is the abysmal rendition of Deadpool, or the way they have Sabretooth run on all fours like a dog. All these mistakes seem of someone who just was never right for the project. Of course as problematic as Hood's direction is it is not helped by the terrible screenplay. It tries covering too much ground for Wolverine while failing to really bring any further depth to the character. The film introduces several new characters and not a single one is given any substance. Now I will say the film actually tries to do some justice to Sabretooth by casting Liev Schreiber, but the writing and direction still hinders any attempts by the talented actor. Jackman does come to play, but again everything about this film is so sloppy in terms of the direction or underwritten it doesn't matter.


Deiner said...

Hated this movie.

Calvin Law said...

Even worse than X3, and that's saying something!

Anonymous said...

The execs at 20th Century Fox are the ones that ruined this film, not the director. Fox is infamous for ruining most of their films. Alien 3, Kingdom of Heaven, Fan4stic, Dragon Ball Evolution, Daredevil, etc.

Louis Morgan said...


They didn't help but neither did Hood. A film like Alien 3 you can see where the director is succeeding or at least trying to succeed. There are no such indicators in this film.