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I finally watched Wolverine Origins - Me myself and I
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I finally watched Wolverine Origins
I'm almost ashamed to admit this, considering how many people on my f-list seemed to hate the movie, but uhm






I actually loved watching Wolverine Origins. And I don't even like Wolverine!!!!

I loved the bond between Victor and Logan, I loved the way they played Wade. (except for the ending, I could have done without him getting turned into Mimic) I loved Wraith, Blob, Zero, Bradley (that's his name right, wasn't sure)

I loved the way it used Stryker and even Gambit. (another character I normally am rather indifferent about)

I can't believe that this movie actually made me like Wade Wilson, seriously...

I liked Scott and the way he looked with the girl that I think was supposed to be Emma. They only had a few scenes together, and he already looked better with her than he ever did with Jean Grey.
(could have used more Scott, but then I think the same thing about the X-men movies, since Scott is one of my fave mutant characters ever)

So uhm, anyone want to explain to me, why so many people seemed to hate the movie?

(and yes I do get the anger about what happened to Wade at the end, but it seems to me they were already repairing some of that in the scene after the credits)

(and no, don't go nagging me about plotholes, I'm sure they were there, but the characters and the action were interesting enough to me, to let me overlook them. I'm easy that way. I only care about plotholes when the movie/series/book/... drags or when the chars suck so much that they force me to notice them)
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Comments
ladyoneill From: ladyoneill Date: August 5th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I liked it well enough. I'm very much a comic fan over the movies, but it kept enough of the comic origin to appease me. Hugh Jackman continues to amaze me as Logan.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: August 6th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
He's ok, I was much more impressed with Liev Schreiber's Sabretooth. he really managed to sell the character to me. I loved every scene of the two of them together.
dazzledfirestar From: dazzledfirestar Date: August 5th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed the hell out of it, with the very large exception of what they did to Wade (but I have faith that all that will be fixed in the Deadpool movie. :D) *shrug* I don't get why so many people hate it either.

Honestly, it could just be a case of nitpicking and hating it to be "cool". But then, that's just me... I'm sure I'll do some of the nitpicking when the Avengers movies start rolling out. LOL
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: August 6th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah the mimic thing was a bit annoying. But I guess they wanted to give us a reason to believe that Deadpool would be a threat that needed Sabretooth and Wolverine fighting back to back to beat him.

It was still totally stupid though, and I hope that if he does get his own movie, that they just limit his powers to the healing bit.
steelthorns From: steelthorns Date: August 5th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
The reason I didn't enjoy the movie much because plot-wise the holes were so big you could drive a truck through time (sorry, I know you said you didn't want to hear that, but that's what bothered me ._.). Story-wise, I think too many characters were jammed in, underused, ans generally distracting.

It's kind of like the new Transformers movie. The action is cool, but once you get beyond that the story is... well, meh.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: August 6th, 2009 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know, I guess my thing is that I'm not all that interested in Wolverine. So having loads of other chars kept the movie from spending too much time trying to tell us how aweome Logan is.
steelthorns From: steelthorns Date: August 6th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha, good point!
lilacsigil From: lilacsigil Date: August 6th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I did enjoy the movie because I went in with very low expectations. I'm never going to say it was a good movie, because the plot was terrible (it matters to me!), the special effect of the claws sucked, and the "We fridged the girlfriend! No we didn't! Yes we did!" is just shitty, especially when she was an actual member of the team in the comics.

On the other hand, I did like the Weapon X team, baby!Scott and baby!Emma, and Gambit was terrific.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: August 6th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it wasn't a classic in any meaning of the word. But I just had fun watching it. Which is something you can't say of every action movie.

And the Weapon X team was awesome, so were Scott and Emma.

I guess I didn't mind the overload of chars, since it saves us from too much focus on Logan himself.
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