Tuesday, May 5, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

So i saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine on the weekend. I am a big comic book fan and this is the only comic book movie that is coming out this summer. Overall I thought the movie was okay but nothing really spectacular. They didn't reinvent the wheel or anything. There are some comic fans that are going to say that this movie strays to far from the source material. However, I am not one of them. I think you stay as true to the material as you can but i don't think you let it tie your hands. I will give example of good changes and bad changes in comic book movies.

Good
Wolverine doesn't wear yellow spandex
Iron man doesn't mention the Mandarin directly
Lucius Fox knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman.

Bad
The joker kills Batman's parents
General Zod breaths in space, shoots beams out of his hands and superman flies backwards around the world to reverse time.

So overall i would recommend this movie to people who are fans of the genre and of action in general. If you are looking for some deeper meaning I suggest you look elsewhere.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

well said

Renee said...

If you are looking for a deep connection out of any comic book movie you got issues period.

JAW said...

Seemed appropriate (enjoy):

http://www.cracked.com/article_17299_6-famous-characters-you-didnt-know-were-shameless-rip-offs.html