Movie Review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

So I went to watch X-men Origins: Wolverine yesterday.. And to be honest I was a little disappointed.. It felt like a bit of a rushed job in a sense that there could be more to it.. And of course they manipulated the history of the characters from the comic, though that is to be expected.

I was looking forward to the movie not because of Wolverine, but due to the fact my brother saw the trailer and told me there was GAMBIT. Oh My God.. My Gambit.. I missed him sorely in the first 3 X-Men movies… Gambit was by far my favourite X-Men character, simply due to his charms and wit.. He has the most colourful character background (Wolverine pales in comparison) and most controversial personality. Unfortunately, he’s not the main selected few of X-Men and because of his thief background and involvement in many other ‘villianous’ involvements, most of the X-Men folks don’t trust him that much. And of course, you can imagine my raised eyebrow when Rogue dated Iceman (of ALL people) in the movies..

They did manage to make some cool actions for Gambit in Wolverine though, the ‘charging’ of the cards and his wielding of his stick.. though I think in the movie he used a wooden one (couldn’t see clearly) but his actual weapon of choice is a metal stick. Anyway, it can be written off as due to his yet to mature character. But I just hoped I saw more of him.. Maybe there will be a Gambit spin-off.. *crosses fingers*

I have to say though, I was very impressed by Liev Schreiber’s Sabretooth. It was great work and he really brought out the animalism in Sabretooth.. He was actually the more captivating of all the characters in the movie. Didn’t remember much about Deadpool in the comic but Wade was funny when he was on screen. Tongue-in-cheek and annoying at times, but generally provided the comic moments..

Other than some small bits, Wolverine was still generally a not as exciting movie as I expected it to be.. I think too many people were raving about it that I got my expectations too high..

The killer part though, is that today I went to read some stuff online and found, to my utter horror, that there was a second after-credits ending, featuring Deadpool’s gaining of his comic awareness.. WHICH I MISSED! So annoyed right now. Stupid FOX.. Why did they need to have 2 after credit endings!!?? WHY?????