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The UNpopular Opinion: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

07.21.2010

written by J-A Hamilton

  THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy!

“Your Country needs you.” – William Stryker

“I’m Canadian.” – Logan

If there’s one thing movie fans used to have in abundance it was high expectations but with each passing year the concept of high expectations has become more and more laughable. The age of comic book films was supposed to change all that and in a lot of ways it did (though the sins of Hollywood were bound to catch up with even this genre eventually). Growing up I was more of a Spiderman guy when it came to collection comics but I’ll admit to being thoroughly intrigued by Wolverine. I started reading his stand alone comics and even dabbled a bit in the X-Men titles. Bringing the X-Men to the big screen was not only a huge endeavour but quite the gamble. It’s a film you can re-watch (despite all its flaws) but as most people would tell you (myself included) this is mostly due to Wolverine.

The announcement for X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE came at a time when fans of the character and X-Men series were bummed and frustrated with Brett Ratner’s third X-Men film. There were so many ways to go and so much that could have been as far as the X-Men universe goes that fans demanded justice. I still feel the X-Men Origins idea is a great one and Wolverine was by far the best choice for the first go at it (I still hope to see a Magneto one someday and am still pumped for a Deadpool spinoff). I was beyond excited for Wolverine to tear up the screen once again and though not perfect, I enjoyed the film immensely and was disturbingly shocked to hear so many people rip it apart. Is my opinion the unpopular one? Let’s weigh the pros and cons and find out.


Jackman's physique was rivaled only by his ferocity.

They rolled the dice with Hugh Jackman in the beginning but it became fairly evident that they won that roll as Jackman became the perfect embodiment of Logan. He grew into the character flawlessly and one could say that the entire X-Men storyline pretty much revolved around him, his choices and his actions. For me, having him reprise the role of Logan in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE was in and about itself awesome news (a fact I stand beside all the more adamantly now considering the X-Men franchise is getting re-booted with FIRST CLASS and the chances of Logan showing up in that series anytime soon or at all for that matter is slim to none). Jackman put love, sweat and tears into this character and it shows as I can’t imagine another actor taking his place.

Wolverine himself is nothing short of a complex character with a deeply rooted story filled with an infinite amount of obstacles, insane characters, epic battles and brimming with explosive emotions. Tackling the Weapon X series was in fact the right way to go but was also sort of doomed from jump street to let down fans on some levels. The PG-13 monster strikes again on that front and as angry as that made me, we all knew it was coming. Wolverine’s past is dark, but the Weapon X storyline could have easily been rated R if they followed suit with the storyline’s true roots. Now don’t get me wrong here, they tried to make it as “adult oriented” as possible (I couldn’t help but grin when I saw the Comic Con footage of Wolverine saying “I’m gonna cut your goddamned head off. See if that works.”), yet I couldn’t help but shake my head when the studio’s response to the first draft was “too dark”. They didn’t push the envelope quite as far as THE DARK KNIGHT but all in all I found the tone impressive.


"You'd think that by now these dumbasses would know we're bulletproof."

Perhaps the most crucial element of all for me was Liev Schreiber’s contribution of Sabertooth. I can’t even begin to explain how utterly mortified I was with how Sabertooth was depicted in the first X-Men film. What a f*cking joke, not to mention a sucker punch to the nuts of fans hoping for a real showdown between him and Logan (FYI, the cheesetacular fight atop the Statue of Liberty didn’t cut it). I understand that the first film was “feeling things out” but fans of Wolverine deserved better and I felt we got it with Schreiber’s version. Logan’s past is intertwined with Sabertooth’s, sure they didn’t nail it perfectly in the film but it was a hell of a lot better than Sabertooth going out like a damn chump in X-MEN.

When it comes down to villains, I guess this is where some of the bad news starts to seep in. ORIGINS had that “MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIALATION” feel to it at first, meaning that character overload seemed as though it may take away from the film. I enjoyed Stryker, Blob and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool that is, until he got changed into Weapon XI near the end (on that note, it was still cool as hell to see my man Scott Adkins rip it up in the final showdown but I still hated where they took Deadpool’s character). The end of credits bit helped ease the pain here but for all intense purposes I feel they could have done so much better, and not just with Deadpool either, all X-Men oriented films seem to screw up when it comes to the villains. McKellen was cool as Magneto but I did feel he was a touch too old and the way the f*cked up his helmet still chaffs my nut sack. Toad was worthless as was Sabertooth, Lady Deathstrike was poorly used and we all cringed each and every time Juggernaut hit the screen. At least in ORIGINS I felt they were finally trying to take the villains a bit more seriously, but again, that’s debatable when it comes to Deadpool.


There's still hope for Deadpool yet.

No, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE wasn’t perfect but what more could we expect from it beyond what we got? Yes, they screwed up Deadpool, it could have been darker and Logan’s Weapon X story could have easily spanned over three films but this is Hollywood and we should all know by now that we’ll never get what we want from them. Another film with Jackman as Wolverine should be a win for fans of the character, seeing as how it really wasn’t that bad. Gambit was underused but done well (I’d watch a Gambit spinoff with him), Schreiber kicked ass as Sabertooth, we got some cool cameos (loved the baby Storm one and would further love to see an X-MEN ORIGINS: STORM) and though I’m not completely sold on Wolverine going to Japan (again, they already screwed up Lady Deathstrike, so I was hoping to see someone like Omega Red take him on in the next one), at least we’ll see more of Jackman as Wolverine in the future as opposed to being stuck with X-MEN FIRST CLASS as our only window to the series. So yes, this film contained many a plot hole, pissed all over previous storylines and made tremendous use of our ability to incorporate suspension of disbelief but most films can be picked apart if we choose to go that route so perhaps mine is the unpopular opinion here but I feel that X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE was nowhere near the horrible film people made it out to be.

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Extra Tidbit: While filming a stunt in X-MEN, Hugh Jackman got his wires crossed and had a testicular mishap that caused him to go all “Wolvie berserker style”. At first, everyone thought he was just getting into the character...
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2:18PM on 07/21/2010

100% Agree!

I thought the movie was pure popcorn fun and Jackman gave a top performance once again. Great flick and doesn't deserve all the flack it gets.
I thought the movie was pure popcorn fun and Jackman gave a top performance once again. Great flick and doesn't deserve all the flack it gets.
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2:20PM on 07/21/2010
What more could you expect? How about making sense out of his deus ex machina story? How about no horrible cameos? How about better special effects? How about a more fluid coherent storyline? Better acting? Better action scenes? I mean was there really a point to the extended Cyclops and Professor X cameo beyond clumsily setting the stages for a--then--possible prequel? It was ridiculous.

This movie was just a series of props for better movies to come along, and nothing more.

In the whole
What more could you expect? How about making sense out of his deus ex machina story? How about no horrible cameos? How about better special effects? How about a more fluid coherent storyline? Better acting? Better action scenes? I mean was there really a point to the extended Cyclops and Professor X cameo beyond clumsily setting the stages for a--then--possible prequel? It was ridiculous.

This movie was just a series of props for better movies to come along, and nothing more.

In the whole movie it was there to set up a possible spin off for Gambit, Deadpool, a prequel for X-Men, and a sequel for this movie and nothing more. It has no essence of a storyline, it's merely a series of events.

How did Wolverine get his jacket and motorcycle? Well he conveniently stumbled upon an old couple, they gave it to him, their house was explodeded, and voila!

Wow, wonderful storytelling!

One thing though, this article definitely lives up to its name. It takes guts to confess these very polarizing opinions. Much respect, JA.
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2:45PM on 07/21/2010
what was the deus ex machina aspect? Cant recall one.
what was the deus ex machina aspect? Cant recall one.
2:25PM on 07/21/2010
It sucked, hard balls.
It sucked, hard balls.
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2:30PM on 07/21/2010
Sabretooth was the only redeeming quality.
Sabretooth was the only redeeming quality.
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2:31PM on 07/21/2010
I like Jackman but other than his berserker scene in X-Men 2, I've never seen Wolverine as a badass in the X-Men movies. I think he's far too kind in the movies, as opposed to the comics.

He seems like a tough version of Uncle Jesse or something.
I like Jackman but other than his berserker scene in X-Men 2, I've never seen Wolverine as a badass in the X-Men movies. I think he's far too kind in the movies, as opposed to the comics.

He seems like a tough version of Uncle Jesse or something.
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2:37PM on 07/21/2010

The Reason

The movie sucked because the story sucked. They butchered Wolverine's back story beyond belief, added characters that didn't need to be in the story, and just blew it way out of proportion...
The movie sucked because the story sucked. They butchered Wolverine's back story beyond belief, added characters that didn't need to be in the story, and just blew it way out of proportion...
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2:37PM on 07/21/2010

Um

Half of you praising this movie is mentioning it's flaws. This movie had the studio fingerprints all over it, and I feel bad for Hugh Jackman, but this movie sucks. Ten minutes on Team X? TEN MINUTES? Wolverine joins, then leaves in the span of two minutes! There's no character work, and my god, you forgot about alien Professor X at the end of the movie. Sure it's not as bad as X-Men 3, but that's like saying dutch ovening yourself is better than farting in your own face.
Half of you praising this movie is mentioning it's flaws. This movie had the studio fingerprints all over it, and I feel bad for Hugh Jackman, but this movie sucks. Ten minutes on Team X? TEN MINUTES? Wolverine joins, then leaves in the span of two minutes! There's no character work, and my god, you forgot about alien Professor X at the end of the movie. Sure it's not as bad as X-Men 3, but that's like saying dutch ovening yourself is better than farting in your own face.
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2:42PM on 07/21/2010
It's not better : /
It's not better : /
2:40PM on 07/21/2010

One word...

Gambit. Fans waited YEARS to see his character on the big screen. His under-utilization was the final nail in this coffin full of shit.
Gambit. Fans waited YEARS to see his character on the big screen. His under-utilization was the final nail in this coffin full of shit.
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4:02PM on 07/21/2010
He may have been underused but he was still cool.
He may have been underused but he was still cool.
2:40PM on 07/21/2010
AND I forgot about the adamantium bullet! WHAT? SO Wolverine is a werewolf now? The comic version is much more tragic (We learn in the "Origin" series that Wolvie's healing factor affects his brain too, effectively making him forget tragic events in his life), and you know what? People who love this movie know NOTHING about what makes Wolverine an awesome character.
AND I forgot about the adamantium bullet! WHAT? SO Wolverine is a werewolf now? The comic version is much more tragic (We learn in the "Origin" series that Wolvie's healing factor affects his brain too, effectively making him forget tragic events in his life), and you know what? People who love this movie know NOTHING about what makes Wolverine an awesome character.
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8:35AM on 07/22/2010
WRONG!!! Sabertooth was much better used thoughout the movie (until the final hey were brothers lets not fight anymore"**Hug**)
from a comic stand point i may even place this as correct as the First X-Men
WRONG!!! Sabertooth was much better used thoughout the movie (until the final hey were brothers lets not fight anymore"**Hug**)
from a comic stand point i may even place this as correct as the First X-Men
3:32PM on 07/21/2010
That's not true, I read all the comics and yes, they fucked it up but a true fan would still be happy to get something rather than nothing.
That's not true, I read all the comics and yes, they fucked it up but a true fan would still be happy to get something rather than nothing.
2:43PM on 07/21/2010
I totally agree. This movie blew ass.
I totally agree. This movie blew ass.
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2:42PM on 07/21/2010

What the what?!?!?

Well the dialogue was laughable at some point, they destroyed the deadpool character. And they changed a lot of the parts of Wolverine's actual origin the bullet amnesia thing was utter crap. I know thet change things in movies but really when you change some of the more important parts, you really slight what makes the characters anjd you also slight the fans who loved the characters just for those reasons.
Well the dialogue was laughable at some point, they destroyed the deadpool character. And they changed a lot of the parts of Wolverine's actual origin the bullet amnesia thing was utter crap. I know thet change things in movies but really when you change some of the more important parts, you really slight what makes the characters anjd you also slight the fans who loved the characters just for those reasons.
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2:45PM on 07/21/2010

I enjoyed it

I too enjoyed the movie. I am not into comics, but from what I've learned around here it is disappointing that they didn't stick to the (cooler) source material. There was no reason to bastardize Deadpool the way they did, and they really forced Cyclops, Prof X, and other X-men in that were not needed. My biggest complaint though was that we saw ONE lousy mission with the mutant team...then in the second one Wolvie broke ranks. Most of the movie should've been this bad ass crew doing
I too enjoyed the movie. I am not into comics, but from what I've learned around here it is disappointing that they didn't stick to the (cooler) source material. There was no reason to bastardize Deadpool the way they did, and they really forced Cyclops, Prof X, and other X-men in that were not needed. My biggest complaint though was that we saw ONE lousy mission with the mutant team...then in the second one Wolvie broke ranks. Most of the movie should've been this bad ass crew doing missions. That is what I wanted to see.
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2:52PM on 07/21/2010

It's an imperfect movie

Better characterization (Blob, Wraith, and Deadpool) and Deadpool actually being Deadpool not to mention as someone more utilization of Gambit would've made the movie better but it's still a fun movie but it isn't a great movie by any means. In a way, I like Ratner's "The Last Stand" more than this movie.

Yeah, I know now that is an unpopular opinion but it's true. Least Ratner, while following Singer in overloading a movie with mutants, gave us character development. Angel didn't work in
Better characterization (Blob, Wraith, and Deadpool) and Deadpool actually being Deadpool not to mention as someone more utilization of Gambit would've made the movie better but it's still a fun movie but it isn't a great movie by any means. In a way, I like Ratner's "The Last Stand" more than this movie.

Yeah, I know now that is an unpopular opinion but it's true. Least Ratner, while following Singer in overloading a movie with mutants, gave us character development. Angel didn't work in that movie and neither did Psylocke and other mutants but others did.

I think the entire series needs a total reboot or a BIG shot in the arm to get it to that level of Singer's masterfulness but I think Schuler Donner, Avi Arad, and FOX and Tom Rothman care more about profit over substance. Marvel needs to take back their properties.
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2:53PM on 07/21/2010
How about the horrific opening sequence with them as children which still failed to justify Sabertooth's heal turn? The dialogue was horrible most of the time, and the failed attempt at comedy made me cringe (Wolverine running naked and the old farmers "did a naked man just run through our farm?"). The CGI was over the top and looked terribly fake in the helicopter showdown and the final fight between all 3 of them. It started off strong with the Team X but that was way too short and seemed
How about the horrific opening sequence with them as children which still failed to justify Sabertooth's heal turn? The dialogue was horrible most of the time, and the failed attempt at comedy made me cringe (Wolverine running naked and the old farmers "did a naked man just run through our farm?"). The CGI was over the top and looked terribly fake in the helicopter showdown and the final fight between all 3 of them. It started off strong with the Team X but that was way too short and seemed like they put it in the movie just to say "see.. we did it!"

You hated Inglorious Basterds (one of my favorite movies of last year) and loved Wolverine (one that I almost walked out of). I love your balls to go out there and write for your own views and beliefs, and while I find a lot of your points hollow at times and lacking I enjoy reading these articles.
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2:56PM on 07/21/2010

EXTRA TIDBIT

Even Hugh Jackman's testicles would have done anything to not be in this movie.
Even Hugh Jackman's testicles would have done anything to not be in this movie.
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2:59PM on 07/21/2010
I many ways I like Xmen 3 better than this movie and I hated Xmen 3! Seriously I don't know how anyone could say this is a good movie. Even if you're not familiar with the comics this is just a mess of a movie. Like everyone said it's just a series of events with barely any plot. The only cool part of the movie is the opening credit scene with Wolvie and Sabretooth fighting wars through the ages.

More time needed to be spent with the Weapon X team. When they start getting killed off we
I many ways I like Xmen 3 better than this movie and I hated Xmen 3! Seriously I don't know how anyone could say this is a good movie. Even if you're not familiar with the comics this is just a mess of a movie. Like everyone said it's just a series of events with barely any plot. The only cool part of the movie is the opening credit scene with Wolvie and Sabretooth fighting wars through the ages.

More time needed to be spent with the Weapon X team. When they start getting killed off we literally don't feel anything for them because we only saw two scenes of them acting as a team. This film tries so hard to make us feel for the characters but it just comes off as a joke. Seriously am I suppose to feel sorry for that old couple when they get shot? Maybe if we saw Wolverine spending more time with them and them getting through to him and being the parents he never had then maybe I would feel sad when they get capped. But no the movie just wants to move onto the next ridicliously bad action scene.

There was so much pointless stuff in this movie that could have been cut. Why do we need to see Cyclops as a kid? Its decisions like that that tell you the studio forced them upon the director. I had huge faith in this movie when it first came out. I thought Gavin Hood would do a great job but he just proved to be a studio hack job.

And don't get me started on the horrible SFX. That scene when wolverine first looks at his metal claws in the bathroom looked godawful. The special effects in the first Xmen movie were waaaaay better and that movie was made in 2001!
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3:00PM on 07/21/2010

You Are Right

Your opinion is unpopular.
Your opinion is unpopular.
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3:03PM on 07/21/2010
I enjoyed the movie its one of those fun movies to just sit and watch. The story may not been that good and moved fast sorta but as a movie to sit and enjoy it was really fun to watch. But the game was alot better in terms of story and its probally one of the best Videogame to movies and in this case better than the movie.
I enjoyed the movie its one of those fun movies to just sit and watch. The story may not been that good and moved fast sorta but as a movie to sit and enjoy it was really fun to watch. But the game was alot better in terms of story and its probally one of the best Videogame to movies and in this case better than the movie.
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3:04PM on 07/21/2010

Finally, this series lives up to its name....

....yours IS the unpopular opinion. The last few, I found, were actually quite popular.

But Wolverine was a heaping pile of shit. In fact, you said so, above. Only after saying so you said :

"So Wolverine was a 10 foot high pile of shit, but I'm just glad it wasn't 11 feet high".
....yours IS the unpopular opinion. The last few, I found, were actually quite popular.

But Wolverine was a heaping pile of shit. In fact, you said so, above. Only after saying so you said :

"So Wolverine was a 10 foot high pile of shit, but I'm just glad it wasn't 11 feet high".
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3:08PM on 07/21/2010

Wolverine........sucked BALLS!!!

This was such a BAD film, the whole Deadpool story is the only thing that appealed to me!
This was such a BAD film, the whole Deadpool story is the only thing that appealed to me!
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3:14PM on 07/21/2010

Hey Hamilton

You're trying too hard with this column. Go with something more current and more controversial. For instance: I despise Russel Brand, he is so un-funny it makes me laugh. And I feel Steve Carrel is headed down the same path of unfunniness, but more in the sellout sense.
You're trying too hard with this column. Go with something more current and more controversial. For instance: I despise Russel Brand, he is so un-funny it makes me laugh. And I feel Steve Carrel is headed down the same path of unfunniness, but more in the sellout sense.
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3:23PM on 07/21/2010
Wolverine was a lot of fun if like you said, you leave your suspension of disbelief in check, they made mistakes for sure but all comic book movies do when they try to backtrack and correct the mistakes with other characters and all the plot details that got crisscrossed. All in all I enjoyed it and will watch the next one.
Wolverine was a lot of fun if like you said, you leave your suspension of disbelief in check, they made mistakes for sure but all comic book movies do when they try to backtrack and correct the mistakes with other characters and all the plot details that got crisscrossed. All in all I enjoyed it and will watch the next one.
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3:30PM on 07/21/2010
I thought Wolverine kicked ass and is exaclty what we needed after X-Men 3. Hugh Jackman is THE man for the job, my only hope is that they use him in the First Class film or sequels somehow.
I thought Wolverine kicked ass and is exaclty what we needed after X-Men 3. Hugh Jackman is THE man for the job, my only hope is that they use him in the First Class film or sequels somehow.
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3:33PM on 07/21/2010

I agree, Nuff Said

I agree, the other X-men movies strayed from the comic book versions and really lost the appeal of the characters, I mean superheroes are identified by their costumes and if you can't create a world where those costumes are believable, then dont try. Without the x-men in all their glory, without the costumes and accurate character development the x-men fanbase will never be satisfied, I mean Spider-Man is hoaky and Raimi totally pulled it off, why couldnt Synger? Maybe not as wildly creative as
I agree, the other X-men movies strayed from the comic book versions and really lost the appeal of the characters, I mean superheroes are identified by their costumes and if you can't create a world where those costumes are believable, then dont try. Without the x-men in all their glory, without the costumes and accurate character development the x-men fanbase will never be satisfied, I mean Spider-Man is hoaky and Raimi totally pulled it off, why couldnt Synger? Maybe not as wildly creative as Raimi, but few are.
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3:38PM on 07/21/2010

Movie stunk!

and I don't even remember why Gambit was in the movie, but he should not have been in it! They took one of my favorite characters, and bastardized him for this trite film.
and I don't even remember why Gambit was in the movie, but he should not have been in it! They took one of my favorite characters, and bastardized him for this trite film.
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3:46PM on 07/21/2010

I understand...

that people go in with high expectations or a serious attachment to characters and source material but even so for me I just felt that they did a great disservice to the comics and history of the characters in the film.
The actors did good.
It was the story that got screwed.
It just felt ridiculous.
They tried creating a continuity which would be a cool thing but not entirely necessary I think... and then it ends up just creating a bunch more questions and obvious plot holes.
I could see
that people go in with high expectations or a serious attachment to characters and source material but even so for me I just felt that they did a great disservice to the comics and history of the characters in the film.
The actors did good.
It was the story that got screwed.
It just felt ridiculous.
They tried creating a continuity which would be a cool thing but not entirely necessary I think... and then it ends up just creating a bunch more questions and obvious plot holes.
I could see how someone could just have fun with the movie.
I just couldn't. As much as I tried to let things go it just got too ridiculous for me.
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4:00PM on 07/21/2010
I will admit that this thing had more holes than two pounds of swiss cheese but from a comic book film standpoint it was still a good watch. I just hope they give the second script a couple extra revision before filming in hopes of getting a bit more right this time around.
I will admit that this thing had more holes than two pounds of swiss cheese but from a comic book film standpoint it was still a good watch. I just hope they give the second script a couple extra revision before filming in hopes of getting a bit more right this time around.
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4:02PM on 07/21/2010

YES!

I saw this in theaters and had a good time with it. Been watching it on tv lately and its pretty damn enjoyable regardless of its flaws.
I saw this in theaters and had a good time with it. Been watching it on tv lately and its pretty damn enjoyable regardless of its flaws.
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4:22PM on 07/21/2010
Wolverine was MUCH better than people made it out to be. It wasn't amazing, but it was a pretty good movie. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10....maybe even a 7.
Wolverine was MUCH better than people made it out to be. It wasn't amazing, but it was a pretty good movie. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10....maybe even a 7.
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4:26PM on 07/21/2010

Journalese

"but for all intense purposes" ?? "still chaffs my nut sack" ?!? It's "intents and purposes" " chafes" and nutsack is one word. This isn't poor grammar, this is phonetic literacy. Seriously, why write a column if you can't even bloody write?
"but for all intense purposes" ?? "still chaffs my nut sack" ?!? It's "intents and purposes" " chafes" and nutsack is one word. This isn't poor grammar, this is phonetic literacy. Seriously, why write a column if you can't even bloody write?
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10:12AM on 07/22/2010
LOL.

I notice that MrKong is being schooled on grammar by someone who says "..there are more than one way.."

I'm with you, Kong. I expect a little more from people, especially when writing is the medium of communication here.
LOL.

I notice that MrKong is being schooled on grammar by someone who says "..there are more than one way.."

I'm with you, Kong. I expect a little more from people, especially when writing is the medium of communication here.
5:23PM on 07/21/2010
Kitanna is right, get mad at something that doesnt make you come off like an uptight nut-sack
Kitanna is right, get mad at something that doesnt make you come off like an uptight nut-sack
5:00PM on 07/21/2010
Look out, it's the grammar police. I think you'll find that due to the immense amout of slang out there that there are more than one way to spell just about anytyhing.
Look out, it's the grammar police. I think you'll find that due to the immense amout of slang out there that there are more than one way to spell just about anytyhing.
4:31PM on 07/21/2010
To a extent I agree with the article, there were good elements to the story and acting from the stars was a good as it was supposed to be. I just wished the film didn't look so cheep.
To a extent I agree with the article, there were good elements to the story and acting from the stars was a good as it was supposed to be. I just wished the film didn't look so cheep.
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4:32PM on 07/21/2010

Let's be honest

It was a terrible movie. It was like they took a storyline for a hack-and-slash video game and made it into a film. Piss-poor effort.
It was a terrible movie. It was like they took a storyline for a hack-and-slash video game and made it into a film. Piss-poor effort.
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4:32PM on 07/21/2010
I thought it was a good movie, nothing great, but solid. Sure there were some stupid changes made from the comics, but it was still good in my eyes.
I thought it was a good movie, nothing great, but solid. Sure there were some stupid changes made from the comics, but it was still good in my eyes.
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4:40PM on 07/21/2010
I actually think Wolverine was a pretty good movie.
I actually think Wolverine was a pretty good movie.
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4:56PM on 07/21/2010

Fail

The fact that Wolverine has such a rich history/story makes this origins Wolverine movie a huge disappointment and an epic failure. Sure it has some enjoyable elements but by and large, the plot, the look, and the movie as a whole was mediocre at best. Cmon, this was a good movie????? Really?? At least admit you have a guilty pleasure of liking this piece of shit. And why should I be thankful for it not being any worse than it already is?

Out of the goldmine that is the story of
The fact that Wolverine has such a rich history/story makes this origins Wolverine movie a huge disappointment and an epic failure. Sure it has some enjoyable elements but by and large, the plot, the look, and the movie as a whole was mediocre at best. Cmon, this was a good movie????? Really?? At least admit you have a guilty pleasure of liking this piece of shit. And why should I be thankful for it not being any worse than it already is?

Out of the goldmine that is the story of Wolverine, we were given this film? Fail!
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4:59PM on 07/21/2010
This movie doens't deserve the shit people are giving it. The first XMEN wasn't all that great and was full of plot holes but people didn't say much about that so why hate on Wolverine. It was perfect but it was still fun.
This movie doens't deserve the shit people are giving it. The first XMEN wasn't all that great and was full of plot holes but people didn't say much about that so why hate on Wolverine. It was perfect but it was still fun.
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5:04PM on 07/21/2010
I dug it more than XMEN 3 thats for sure. Flawed but still somewhat entertaining. It had good moments and Jackman owned it.
I dug it more than XMEN 3 thats for sure. Flawed but still somewhat entertaining. It had good moments and Jackman owned it.
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5:04PM on 07/21/2010

Sorry J.A.

I've agreed with you on your past few "UNpopular Opinions", but Wolverine is the worst comic book movie I've ever seen. You made A LOT of excuses for the film, and you shouldn't have to. The reality is, they completely SHIT on the source material. And Deadpool? That's the worst thing I've ever seen done to a character. I did enjoy Liev's Sabertooth, but it simply was not enough to save the movie. As for Wolverine showing up in First Class, he needs not be anywhere near the first film, at
I've agreed with you on your past few "UNpopular Opinions", but Wolverine is the worst comic book movie I've ever seen. You made A LOT of excuses for the film, and you shouldn't have to. The reality is, they completely SHIT on the source material. And Deadpool? That's the worst thing I've ever seen done to a character. I did enjoy Liev's Sabertooth, but it simply was not enough to save the movie. As for Wolverine showing up in First Class, he needs not be anywhere near the first film, at least. There's 20+ years of X-Men history before he ever joins the team. I respect Wolverine, he's a cool character, but they overexpose him, and I'm starting to get sick of him.
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6:10PM on 07/21/2010
Yeah, CaptainDeadman. Best look at who wrote the article...because they'll get MAAAAAD.
Yeah, CaptainDeadman. Best look at who wrote the article...because they'll get MAAAAAD.
5:45PM on 07/21/2010
Yeah, don't you just love it when someone is dying to disagree with you but can't even be bothered to know who wrote the columns their talking about :)
Yeah, don't you just love it when someone is dying to disagree with you but can't even be bothered to know who wrote the columns their talking about :)
5:37PM on 07/21/2010
hey Captain Deadman, this is the first column J.A. has written. I wrote the other 4 :)
hey Captain Deadman, this is the first column J.A. has written. I wrote the other 4 :)
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5:09PM on 07/21/2010
Oh, and i'm not so sure about Wolverine in Japan but I'm hoping they learned from their mistakes and we get better film because of it.
Oh, and i'm not so sure about Wolverine in Japan but I'm hoping they learned from their mistakes and we get better film because of it.
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5:14PM on 07/21/2010
I was enjoying the movie in a mindless sort of way until Gambit used his cane like a helicopter. Then I turned it off. I watched it again a few days ago on cable and, while its not 100% unwatchable, what they did to ALL of these villains was hack screenwriting at best.
I was enjoying the movie in a mindless sort of way until Gambit used his cane like a helicopter. Then I turned it off. I watched it again a few days ago on cable and, while its not 100% unwatchable, what they did to ALL of these villains was hack screenwriting at best.
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5:15PM on 07/21/2010
Unpopular opinion? No - just the wrong opinion.
Unpopular opinion? No - just the wrong opinion.
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10:14AM on 07/22/2010
Opinions, by their very nature, can not be right or wrong.
Opinions, by their very nature, can not be right or wrong.
5:56PM on 07/21/2010
It was THE WRONG opinion. Wolverine did everything wrong. Take away the comics...it was still a piece of shit.
It was THE WRONG opinion. Wolverine did everything wrong. Take away the comics...it was still a piece of shit.
5:53PM on 07/21/2010
Umm, that was a convincing argument....
Umm, that was a convincing argument....
5:40PM on 07/21/2010
Guess that depends on who you ask :)
Guess that depends on who you ask :)
5:17PM on 07/21/2010

Better than X3

But how did they manage to have worse effects than X1? That was a big turnoff for me.
But how did they manage to have worse effects than X1? That was a big turnoff for me.
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5:19PM on 07/21/2010

Hated It!!!!

Really choppy special effects, and there is WAYYY too much Green Screen, COME ON!...Oh wait, that was the bootleg.
Really choppy special effects, and there is WAYYY too much Green Screen, COME ON!...Oh wait, that was the bootleg.
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5:31PM on 07/21/2010
The movie was OK, like 6/10. I prefer the other x men films (I liked X3). And its a 4th movie of the saga so c'on... IRON MAN 2 really sucked! This as least had some good fights.
The movie was OK, like 6/10. I prefer the other x men films (I liked X3). And its a 4th movie of the saga so c'on... IRON MAN 2 really sucked! This as least had some good fights.
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5:34PM on 07/21/2010
Wolverine was Booty.
Wolverine was Booty.
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7:19PM on 07/21/2010
AGREED....BOOTY!
AGREED....BOOTY!
6:47PM on 07/21/2010
not when you say it like that... And yes, Wolverine was in fact, BOOTY
not when you say it like that... And yes, Wolverine was in fact, BOOTY
5:52PM on 07/21/2010
I thought Booty was a good thing, lol.
I thought Booty was a good thing, lol.
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5:36PM on 07/21/2010

I agree

There is too much nitpicking in reviews which leads to people jumping on bandwagons even though they probably did have good time watching the movie.

Yes the Deadpool weapon XI thing was confusing but it was one small flaw in the film that happened in the final act.
There is too much nitpicking in reviews which leads to people jumping on bandwagons even though they probably did have good time watching the movie.

Yes the Deadpool weapon XI thing was confusing but it was one small flaw in the film that happened in the final act.
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5:37PM on 07/21/2010

WORST unPOPULAR opinion yet

Not only is this a terrible movie on all fronts but I'm not sure I agree with about 98% of your thoughts.
Not only is this a terrible movie on all fronts but I'm not sure I agree with about 98% of your thoughts.
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6:20PM on 07/21/2010
You'd think so Brer as I chose Wolverine specifically because my opinion is the unpopular one--hence the column's reason for existing :)
You'd think so Brer as I chose Wolverine specifically because my opinion is the unpopular one--hence the column's reason for existing :)
5:55PM on 07/21/2010
So wouldn't that make this a GOOD Unpopular Opinion article?
So wouldn't that make this a GOOD Unpopular Opinion article?
5:40PM on 07/21/2010
Wolverine wasn't the best comic book film I've seen but it beat the hell out of Spiderman 3 and Last Stand. Hollywood never gets the stories straight so that's a pretty weak reason to hate it.
Wolverine wasn't the best comic book film I've seen but it beat the hell out of Spiderman 3 and Last Stand. Hollywood never gets the stories straight so that's a pretty weak reason to hate it.
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5:44PM on 07/21/2010
Internet makes us hateful, I think. This one is tricky, cuz there's some cool stuff, but its also over-loaded on characters and set pieces. It was judged way too harshly, tho. Everyone forgives both new Batman flicks even tho the third acts of both are not spectacular.
Internet makes us hateful, I think. This one is tricky, cuz there's some cool stuff, but its also over-loaded on characters and set pieces. It was judged way too harshly, tho. Everyone forgives both new Batman flicks even tho the third acts of both are not spectacular.
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5:48PM on 07/21/2010

No

Wolverine was a pile of shit.
Wolverine was a pile of shit.
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5:52PM on 07/21/2010
Is there an Iron Man 2 column coming, I wanna see how many people hated that movie.
Is there an Iron Man 2 column coming, I wanna see how many people hated that movie.
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6:45PM on 07/21/2010
Man i was so pumped for that movie, it was a huge letdown... The action was cool but man it was boring... And Rourke as the villian? Wow I laughed my ass off when he was like, "I want my bird" or something... how embarrassing
Man i was so pumped for that movie, it was a huge letdown... The action was cool but man it was boring... And Rourke as the villian? Wow I laughed my ass off when he was like, "I want my bird" or something... how embarrassing
5:57PM on 07/21/2010
I haven't seen this movie. When I saw the trailer I had a feeling it would suck ass and then everyone said it sucked so I feel like there is no reason to watch this.
I haven't seen this movie. When I saw the trailer I had a feeling it would suck ass and then everyone said it sucked so I feel like there is no reason to watch this.
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6:19PM on 07/21/2010

Absolutely positively disagree 110%!

(Ok I better take a deep breathe before I begin, beware of possible SPOILERS below).

X-men Origins: Wolverine was not only one of the worst films I saw last year, but also one of the most disappointing I've ever seen in my life. When the credits rolled for this film I looked at my friends in utter disbelief at what I had just witnessed. As I walked to my car the disbelief turned into me being visibly upset. Yes, I took this stupid-ass movie that personal.

Allow me to rewind. The X-men
(Ok I better take a deep breathe before I begin, beware of possible SPOILERS below).

X-men Origins: Wolverine was not only one of the worst films I saw last year, but also one of the most disappointing I've ever seen in my life. When the credits rolled for this film I looked at my friends in utter disbelief at what I had just witnessed. As I walked to my car the disbelief turned into me being visibly upset. Yes, I took this stupid-ass movie that personal.

Allow me to rewind. The X-men are my favorite comic book franchise and I have been an avid fan since I was 7. I really like the Singer directed films (especially X2, and Deathstrike was great btw). The third X-men film was a disappointment yes, but I still enjoyed many aspects to it (the original cast still worked very well together despite Ratner being a hack). Then there was this movie, which I don't care what people say, it doesn't even belong on the same shelf.....

The short version is this, I can honestly say I didn't like a SINGLE THING about this film. It was a misfire on every possible level; awful & inconsistent CGI (Logan's claws anyone?), misunderstood and poorly written X-universe characters/dialogue, weak action sequences that had me asking (along with the CGI) where the budget went, a ridiculous & mishandled cameo that makes no sense, plot holes and extremely poor continuity that make me wonder if this was really supposed be a prequel or a reboot, lame easter eggs that are a waste of everyone's time.....and the list goes on & on. I don't even feel like talking about this any more it still bums me out.

In closing, I respect your opinion Mr. Hamilton, I just have to cover my ears and shut my eyes now to your article because I am of the complete opposite opinion. Sorry....
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6:23PM on 07/21/2010

Agreed

Thank God someone else liked it. Sure it wasn't the best they could've done, but I still enjoyed the hell out of this film, and I don't regret spending my money to see it. The biggest fault, in my opinion, was Gambit. Otherwise, it was a fun fucking time at the movies, and I wish there were more halfway decent films that still pass as awesome, like this one.
Thank God someone else liked it. Sure it wasn't the best they could've done, but I still enjoyed the hell out of this film, and I don't regret spending my money to see it. The biggest fault, in my opinion, was Gambit. Otherwise, it was a fun fucking time at the movies, and I wish there were more halfway decent films that still pass as awesome, like this one.
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6:25PM on 07/21/2010

A microcosm of this movie

Wolverine grazing his claws against the sink and slicing through a foot of ceramics..... Just because they're sharp doesn't mean they cut through anything without any force behind them
Wolverine grazing his claws against the sink and slicing through a foot of ceramics..... Just because they're sharp doesn't mean they cut through anything without any force behind them
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6:46PM on 07/21/2010

DISAGREE

I like Jaclman as Wolverine and Schriber as Sabretooth, Hell I'll even say I liked Reynolds as DP (For the whole 2 minutes he was in the movie) but this movie is just an awful mess. First of all Wolverine is no differant before the memory erase than he is after it, what happened to the badass assassin they teased us with in X2. Second the CG is terrible, They had been doing his claws for 3 movies and they look better in 1 than Origins. Third the tone is all over the place, he shows up pissed
I like Jaclman as Wolverine and Schriber as Sabretooth, Hell I'll even say I liked Reynolds as DP (For the whole 2 minutes he was in the movie) but this movie is just an awful mess. First of all Wolverine is no differant before the memory erase than he is after it, what happened to the badass assassin they teased us with in X2. Second the CG is terrible, They had been doing his claws for 3 movies and they look better in 1 than Origins. Third the tone is all over the place, he shows up pissed and angry, wanting revenge at the boxing gym then it turns into a stupid comedy fat joke. To conclude the fights are terrible the tone is all over the place and the character of Wolverine is all wrong, and an adamantium bullet cannot pierce adamantium it would just ricochet off his skull not pierce it.
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6:58PM on 07/21/2010

FAIL

This movie was a cinematic abortion.
This movie was a cinematic abortion.
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7:02PM on 07/21/2010
This was just a flat out mediocre movie. There was just too much going on with too many characters: team X, the old family, gambit and cyclopse cameos. I didn't hate it, but I knew it could have been much better than what we got. Aside from Ratner hate, I don't know how anyone liked this better than X-men 3.
This was just a flat out mediocre movie. There was just too much going on with too many characters: team X, the old family, gambit and cyclopse cameos. I didn't hate it, but I knew it could have been much better than what we got. Aside from Ratner hate, I don't know how anyone liked this better than X-men 3.
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7:05PM on 07/21/2010

Speed Racer.

Can I go off topic and say that if you didn't like Speed Racer, and you are under the age of 50, then you need to go fuck yourself? Or do we need to stay on topic of this movie?
Can I go off topic and say that if you didn't like Speed Racer, and you are under the age of 50, then you need to go fuck yourself? Or do we need to stay on topic of this movie?
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7:07PM on 07/21/2010

I wanted to like this film

Ratner put the bar so low, it was easy for Hood to surpass it but he only barely made it.

I liked Schreiber's Sabretooth but he is lost in the sea of cameos the movie throws at us. If they had decided to focus on a Wolverine vs. Sabretooth rivalry, with a simple but personnal story, the movie could have been great. By trying to do too much, the movies fails at everything.

I used to think Jackman was lucky to have that franchise. I now think he deserves better.
Ratner put the bar so low, it was easy for Hood to surpass it but he only barely made it.

I liked Schreiber's Sabretooth but he is lost in the sea of cameos the movie throws at us. If they had decided to focus on a Wolverine vs. Sabretooth rivalry, with a simple but personnal story, the movie could have been great. By trying to do too much, the movies fails at everything.

I used to think Jackman was lucky to have that franchise. I now think he deserves better.
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7:15PM on 07/21/2010

In X2...

Stryker tries convince Logan to save him because he knows why he volunteered for the Weapon X program and can tell him the truth. Logan isn't bothered, and goes to save the other X-Men.

Logan isn't bothered, I wasn't bothered, and this was a godawful film either way.
Stryker tries convince Logan to save him because he knows why he volunteered for the Weapon X program and can tell him the truth. Logan isn't bothered, and goes to save the other X-Men.

Logan isn't bothered, I wasn't bothered, and this was a godawful film either way.
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7:19PM on 07/21/2010
Sorry man I really liked this film but it was sooooooo bad. So stupid too! It ruined everything we came to know about the characters we had seen. I would of rather Wolverine's past as it was briefly shown in the 3 X-Men films. They ruined Deadpool and while they gave Sabretooth better characterization, I feel he had a better look in part 1. Not saying Liev isnt a better actor because he was better than Tyler Mane, but he didn't seem imposing or scary as the Sabretooth in the first film. Also I
Sorry man I really liked this film but it was sooooooo bad. So stupid too! It ruined everything we came to know about the characters we had seen. I would of rather Wolverine's past as it was briefly shown in the 3 X-Men films. They ruined Deadpool and while they gave Sabretooth better characterization, I feel he had a better look in part 1. Not saying Liev isnt a better actor because he was better than Tyler Mane, but he didn't seem imposing or scary as the Sabretooth in the first film. Also I have no idea how the graphics could look worse in this film than in the previous ones. Wolverine particularly. His claws looked so fake in this film compared to the first time we saw them at the bar in part 1. Then I also didnt like how a bunch of cameos were thrown in like Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Xavier when it was pointless to the story. I also felt that the whole adamantium bullet to the head was a cheap way of ending the story and expected him to get his amnesia in a more believable way. Just ugh...no. Utter fail and disappointment. Sorry if you guys disagree with this
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7:24PM on 07/21/2010
Not to be adding extra posts but meant to say WANTED to like this film, not that I actually did. And sorry for the double post
Not to be adding extra posts but meant to say WANTED to like this film, not that I actually did. And sorry for the double post
7:26PM on 07/21/2010

Say whaaaaaaaat!?

You've lost all credibility with this one. Wolverine does the impossible and actually makes X3 look like a good movie. It's one of the most sloppily made and thrown together pieces of crap I've ever seen. The Weapon X story is a fairly straight forward one but they turned it into a confusing mess of double-crosses and fake deaths. The characters are all one-note and the cgi is laughable. You do realize that Fox is rebooting this series for a reason right?
You've lost all credibility with this one. Wolverine does the impossible and actually makes X3 look like a good movie. It's one of the most sloppily made and thrown together pieces of crap I've ever seen. The Weapon X story is a fairly straight forward one but they turned it into a confusing mess of double-crosses and fake deaths. The characters are all one-note and the cgi is laughable. You do realize that Fox is rebooting this series for a reason right?
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7:33PM on 07/21/2010
I didn't read the article. I just can't believe someone would defend this piece of trash.

And someone who likes movies enough to write and article and post it to a movie site, no less.

For god's sake, stop watching movies. It's people like you that allow this garbage to keep getting greenlit.
I didn't read the article. I just can't believe someone would defend this piece of trash.

And someone who likes movies enough to write and article and post it to a movie site, no less.

For god's sake, stop watching movies. It's people like you that allow this garbage to keep getting greenlit.
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7:39PM on 07/21/2010
This one made me look at X-Men 3 fondly, and that's sad.

It sucks Gambit had to make his first (and probably last) appearance here.
This one made me look at X-Men 3 fondly, and that's sad.

It sucks Gambit had to make his first (and probably last) appearance here.
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8:28PM on 07/21/2010
I disagree. This one was a big disappointment for me, however I'm still a massive fan of Jackman as Wolvie. Just like in X3, there were still moments I couldn't help but dig because of how much he owns the role. While I didn't like the first, I still want to see him back in the role. With the passion he clearly has for the character, I still think theres an awesome stand alone Wolverine movie to be made with him.
I disagree. This one was a big disappointment for me, however I'm still a massive fan of Jackman as Wolvie. Just like in X3, there were still moments I couldn't help but dig because of how much he owns the role. While I didn't like the first, I still want to see him back in the role. With the passion he clearly has for the character, I still think theres an awesome stand alone Wolverine movie to be made with him.
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8:31PM on 07/21/2010

Mostly a dissapointment.

I could tell about 10 minutes into it that it wasn't good. It sits at a lower level of shitty action movies, but somewhere at the top. Like a very decent Syfy flick, watchable but not essential.

The montage at the beginning was what the whole movie should've been
I could tell about 10 minutes into it that it wasn't good. It sits at a lower level of shitty action movies, but somewhere at the top. Like a very decent Syfy flick, watchable but not essential.

The montage at the beginning was what the whole movie should've been
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8:44PM on 07/21/2010
Was it just me or did anyone else notice the CGI claws looked like shit in that movie? Like the dude said below it looked like Syfy movie CG. But who cares I guess..the movie was ok at best not what an Xmen movie should be tho.
Was it just me or did anyone else notice the CGI claws looked like shit in that movie? Like the dude said below it looked like Syfy movie CG. But who cares I guess..the movie was ok at best not what an Xmen movie should be tho.
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2:04AM on 07/22/2010
Brian! Thank you!! I thought I was the only one who noticed that shit, god it looked so bad. And yes that part was the scene that really got me.
Brian! Thank you!! I thought I was the only one who noticed that shit, god it looked so bad. And yes that part was the scene that really got me.
8:46PM on 07/21/2010
Dude, the claws bugged the hell out of me too! Especially that scene in the mirror.
Dude, the claws bugged the hell out of me too! Especially that scene in the mirror.
8:58PM on 07/21/2010
X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn't a half bad movie. It isn't great, but it wasn't bad either.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn't a half bad movie. It isn't great, but it wasn't bad either.
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9:31PM on 07/21/2010
i mean i enjoyed what i watched but it wasn't that great. Loved gambit tho
i mean i enjoyed what i watched but it wasn't that great. Loved gambit tho
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9:32PM on 07/21/2010
Considering it made a shit ton of money despite the work print and then made a killing on Blu ray and DVD it couldn't have been that bad.
Considering it made a shit ton of money despite the work print and then made a killing on Blu ray and DVD it couldn't have been that bad.
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1:26AM on 07/22/2010
That might not have been the exact point I think SexyKitten was trying to deliver. She never acknowledged that it was a good, nor a bad movie, but that it was popular by it's numbers. The following backlash from fan view is what made it unpopular.

Hence The Unpopular Opinion.

I'm starting to think that people just don't quite understand the purpose of this column.
That might not have been the exact point I think SexyKitten was trying to deliver. She never acknowledged that it was a good, nor a bad movie, but that it was popular by it's numbers. The following backlash from fan view is what made it unpopular.

Hence The Unpopular Opinion.

I'm starting to think that people just don't quite understand the purpose of this column.
11:22PM on 07/21/2010
Ummm, so by your definition, if it sells, it's not bad? So Twilight movies are good, The Jersey Shore is good? Kesha is good?
Ummm, so by your definition, if it sells, it's not bad? So Twilight movies are good, The Jersey Shore is good? Kesha is good?
11:21PM on 07/21/2010
That makes no sense!
That makes no sense!
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9:54PM on 07/21/2010

Spoilers?

Other than the god awful tone, the PG13 rating, the bad CGI, and the subpar action sequences, the script is the real boondoggle. It basically assumes the audience intelligence is somewhere close to banana-slug levels.

Here's just one example: Wolverine wakes up from his sleepy-time Adamantium bath. He's pissed. He get's shot in the head, and it doesn't slow him down. Stryker sends Agent Zero to capture/kill Logan, when the only real power Agent Zero has is to shoot guns really well.
Other than the god awful tone, the PG13 rating, the bad CGI, and the subpar action sequences, the script is the real boondoggle. It basically assumes the audience intelligence is somewhere close to banana-slug levels.

Here's just one example: Wolverine wakes up from his sleepy-time Adamantium bath. He's pissed. He get's shot in the head, and it doesn't slow him down. Stryker sends Agent Zero to capture/kill Logan, when the only real power Agent Zero has is to shoot guns really well. Basically, he has the power to repeat an attack they just showed was ineffective against Wolverine, except a bunch more times.

When he, unsurprisingly, fails to be effective against Wolverine and eats it, Stryker brings out his secret weapon: Adamantium bullets. Which he didn't bother to think about giving to the guy he just sent to his obvious and pointless death, whose only power is SHOOTING BULLETS well.

That movie is retarded.
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1:18AM on 07/22/2010
You are obviously not an experimentalist, nor a mad scientist, therefore you fail. BTW, Banana Slugs rule!
You are obviously not an experimentalist, nor a mad scientist, therefore you fail. BTW, Banana Slugs rule!
9:59PM on 07/21/2010
The movie was okay and is mostly watchable. It had some good moments, Schreiber was indeed a great Sabretooth and Hugh Jackman is always fantastic as Wolverine.

What this film really needed was a better director. And a much better script.
The movie was okay and is mostly watchable. It had some good moments, Schreiber was indeed a great Sabretooth and Hugh Jackman is always fantastic as Wolverine.

What this film really needed was a better director. And a much better script.
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10:10PM on 07/21/2010
Hugh Jackman is a great Wolverine, agreed. Liev LOOKED like a good Sabretooth, but he didn't pull it off in my opinion.
Hugh Jackman is a great Wolverine, agreed. Liev LOOKED like a good Sabretooth, but he didn't pull it off in my opinion.
10:05PM on 07/21/2010

Have to disagree....

The only reason I somewhat enjoyed X-Men Origins : Wolverine is because I was expecting complete garbage to fall off the screen. Zero expectation opened my mind up a lil' and I wasn't as critical in the cinema as I should have been. Even then I knew I was watching a bad movie. I respect Hugh Jackman's dedication and would love for him to reprise his role in ten more movies, but all the other crap has got to stop. Studios keep making lackluster movies because people keep paying to see them.
The only reason I somewhat enjoyed X-Men Origins : Wolverine is because I was expecting complete garbage to fall off the screen. Zero expectation opened my mind up a lil' and I wasn't as critical in the cinema as I should have been. Even then I knew I was watching a bad movie. I respect Hugh Jackman's dedication and would love for him to reprise his role in ten more movies, but all the other crap has got to stop. Studios keep making lackluster movies because people keep paying to see them. Wolverine could be so much better, even if PG. Batman Begins and TDK proved that fact. X-Men Origins was a sappy-ass, half-baked effort. Plus they screwed with the timeline. Oh, and Josh Holloway should have played Gambit.
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3:46AM on 07/22/2010
I am in complete agreement with Josh Holloway playing Gambit. Taylor Kitsch did not do Gambit justice.
I am in complete agreement with Josh Holloway playing Gambit. Taylor Kitsch did not do Gambit justice.
1:15AM on 07/22/2010
You hit the point right, but then rambled on...
You hit the point right, but then rambled on...
10:47PM on 07/21/2010

it was ok not great

wolverine was really disappointing not as disappointing as the 3rd x-men but still a disappointment. i think they tried to hard to make the movie funny and i personally hate will i am that made the movie much worse for me and a lot of the scenes that i was hoping to be great because they looked great in the trailer well those scenes i was hoping to be great well just kinda dragged the movie down but it is a entertaining film i would buy it on blu-ray for like 10$ but not a dollar more it
wolverine was really disappointing not as disappointing as the 3rd x-men but still a disappointment. i think they tried to hard to make the movie funny and i personally hate will i am that made the movie much worse for me and a lot of the scenes that i was hoping to be great because they looked great in the trailer well those scenes i was hoping to be great well just kinda dragged the movie down but it is a entertaining film i would buy it on blu-ray for like 10$ but not a dollar more it honestly isnt a buyer
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10:49PM on 07/21/2010

Yeah, it was that bad.

It sucked dick. Unless you're a chick watching this on mute then there's nothing but disappointment in store. Jackman is good but everything else got screwed up: Gambit, Deadpool (tear), and cheesy action scenes. I mean it can't be that hard to get awesome action from a guy that has knives coming out of his fists, but somehow they turn it cheesy and lame. Anyway, I guess that's why the column is called unpopular opinion, so big ups.
It sucked dick. Unless you're a chick watching this on mute then there's nothing but disappointment in store. Jackman is good but everything else got screwed up: Gambit, Deadpool (tear), and cheesy action scenes. I mean it can't be that hard to get awesome action from a guy that has knives coming out of his fists, but somehow they turn it cheesy and lame. Anyway, I guess that's why the column is called unpopular opinion, so big ups.
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11:00PM on 07/21/2010
i was disappointed by this movie. i really thought jackman would make sure it wouldn't suck...but deadpool was a big let-down, some of the FX were horrible (especially that crappy green screen shot with patrick stewart at the end...did they totally run outta money for that shot??). and then the whole x-kids thing...ugh...
i was disappointed by this movie. i really thought jackman would make sure it wouldn't suck...but deadpool was a big let-down, some of the FX were horrible (especially that crappy green screen shot with patrick stewart at the end...did they totally run outta money for that shot??). and then the whole x-kids thing...ugh...
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11:10PM on 07/21/2010

Good Article

I would have to say this might be the best unpopular opinion so far. And, so far, I really do like The Unpopular Opinion concept on this site.

I didn't thinks that Origins was a great movie overall, but it was decent, with lots of action and of course cheap dialogue. I feel that fans of comics, or the fans of comic movies fail to see or know, is that comic books have no definitive source of structure. What I mean as that there are alternative story lines, told by different people; not to
I would have to say this might be the best unpopular opinion so far. And, so far, I really do like The Unpopular Opinion concept on this site.

I didn't thinks that Origins was a great movie overall, but it was decent, with lots of action and of course cheap dialogue. I feel that fans of comics, or the fans of comic movies fail to see or know, is that comic books have no definitive source of structure. What I mean as that there are alternative story lines, told by different people; not to mention the alternative universes (that Marvel Comics uses well in some cases). Oh yeah, and there's cheap dialogue in the comics too.

I will give this movie some of it's props though; and take them right back, mostly because of one of J.A.'s most important points, the use of Sabertooth (as opposed to the original X-Men movie), and of course the reckless waste of The Merc With The Mouth; respectively.

Another thing is this. When comic books went through their Silver and Bronze age transitions, and especially into the 80's, story lines had a tendency to change, especially as writers and artists changed. This is ultimately what keeps us all interested in comic books. We appreciate and understand (although sometimes dislike), the change that our favorite books go through.

To me, all of the movies that have been created from comic books are alternative universes.

I've seen many comic book movies and shows within my life dating back to the 60's and 70's, and I'd have to say, that by comparison, Hollywood and it's producers have a little bit of something going on at this point in the genre. We know this is true because of the revenue that has been created within the industry as a whole.

Going back to the movie, I'd would say I'd give it two flippy thumbs....meaning you can flick it, and you'll decide whether it goes up or down.

I gave it my flick, and I got some thumbs out of it.
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11:22PM on 07/21/2010

Best Article To Date

Aaron, man, this was an excellent article! You clearly stated that despite the admitted problems, it was still good, and here's why- exactly as you should be! Yay! This column has found it's footing now, and I am super excited to see what comes next.

I also have to agree here. It had problems, but was fun, and more inventive than "Last Stand".
Aaron, man, this was an excellent article! You clearly stated that despite the admitted problems, it was still good, and here's why- exactly as you should be! Yay! This column has found it's footing now, and I am super excited to see what comes next.

I also have to agree here. It had problems, but was fun, and more inventive than "Last Stand".
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12:01PM on 07/22/2010
I'm pretty sure this guy actually didn't like the movie:

1. "...but was also sort of doomed from jump street to let down fans on some levels."
2. "The PG-13 monster strikes again on that front and as angry as that made me, we all knew it was coming."
3. "I couldn’t help but shake my head when the studio’s response to the first draft was “too dark”. They didn’t push the envelope quite as far as THE DARK KNIGHT"
4. "sure they didn’t nail it perfectly in the film but it was a hell of
I'm pretty sure this guy actually didn't like the movie:

1. "...but was also sort of doomed from jump street to let down fans on some levels."
2. "The PG-13 monster strikes again on that front and as angry as that made me, we all knew it was coming."
3. "I couldn’t help but shake my head when the studio’s response to the first draft was “too dark”. They didn’t push the envelope quite as far as THE DARK KNIGHT"
4. "sure they didn’t nail it perfectly in the film but it was a hell of a lot better than Sabertooth going out like a damn chump in X-MEN."
5. "When it comes down to villains, I guess this is where some of the bad news starts to seep in. ORIGINS had that “MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIALATION” feel to it at first, meaning that character overload seemed as though it may take away from the film."
6. "I still hated where they took Deadpool’s character."
7. "The end of credits bit helped ease the pain here but for all intense purposes I feel they could have done so much better"
8. "No, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE wasn’t perfect but what more could we expect from it beyond what we got? Yes, they screwed up Deadpool, it could have been darker and Logan’s Weapon X story could have easily spanned over three films but this is Hollywood and we should all know by now that we’ll never get what we want from them."
9. "Gambit was underused"
10. "again, they already screwed up Lady Deathstrike"
11. "this film contained many a plot hole, pissed all over previous storylines and made tremendous use of our ability to incorporate suspension of disbelief"

If you want to have an unpopular opinion, have it whole-heartedly.
9:01AM on 07/22/2010
*grin*
*grin*
2:31AM on 07/22/2010
hah, oh Filmguy450, take a look at the top of the column to see who wrote this puppy. It was the first one I did not write. I guess we're just on two different wavelengths! For the record, I thought this film blew donkey balls.
hah, oh Filmguy450, take a look at the top of the column to see who wrote this puppy. It was the first one I did not write. I guess we're just on two different wavelengths! For the record, I thought this film blew donkey balls.
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11:56PM on 07/21/2010

But not.

No, it was actually that bad. It's unfortunate because I like the concept of this page but I have yet to agree with any of the articles.
No, it was actually that bad. It's unfortunate because I like the concept of this page but I have yet to agree with any of the articles.
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4:29PM on 07/22/2010
PS. your avatar is the greatest of all time!
PS. your avatar is the greatest of all time!
4:28PM on 07/22/2010
I agree with u 100%, they basicaly say what we are all thinking, it should be called the popular opinion.
I agree with u 100%, they basicaly say what we are all thinking, it should be called the popular opinion.
1:03AM on 07/22/2010
That's why this is the 'unpopular opinion'.

So far, I'd have to say these articles have been pretty much on point.
That's why this is the 'unpopular opinion'.

So far, I'd have to say these articles have been pretty much on point.
11:58PM on 07/21/2010
I'll admit it, I didn't think it was that bad. I was entertained.
I'll admit it, I didn't think it was that bad. I was entertained.
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12:29AM on 07/22/2010

Hell fuck no

XO:W was a complete piece of shit. They botched damn near everything, ruining one of the coolest origins in comics. The action and f/x were terrible for this type of film. Every secondary character was a complete waste of the screen. The ending was a retarded joke. Ugh this movie sucked so bad and made a mockery of an awesome character and storyline. I like Jackman and I just feel bad for him and the character he portrayed that they both got ass raped by Fox and Tom Rothman.
XO:W was a complete piece of shit. They botched damn near everything, ruining one of the coolest origins in comics. The action and f/x were terrible for this type of film. Every secondary character was a complete waste of the screen. The ending was a retarded joke. Ugh this movie sucked so bad and made a mockery of an awesome character and storyline. I like Jackman and I just feel bad for him and the character he portrayed that they both got ass raped by Fox and Tom Rothman.
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10:15AM on 07/22/2010
Next quote from Psyonikx: "All your ship are belong to me"
Next quote from Psyonikx: "All your ship are belong to me"
5:18AM on 07/22/2010
hahahah, where you from psy? bizarro world?
hahahah, where you from psy? bizarro world?
1:05AM on 07/22/2010
u r fail
u r fail
12:41AM on 07/22/2010

IMO

your right..it was a really entertaining movie that doesnt complicate the entire film for the casual viewer...if the fanboys wanted it the original story they can just read the comics....my only problems were the deadpool finale and the effects on wolvie's blade were quite horrible..but all in all a watchable movie..
your right..it was a really entertaining movie that doesnt complicate the entire film for the casual viewer...if the fanboys wanted it the original story they can just read the comics....my only problems were the deadpool finale and the effects on wolvie's blade were quite horrible..but all in all a watchable movie..
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1:08AM on 07/22/2010
You made a perfect point with the casual viewer comment. Unfortunately, this movie wasn't directed at the casual viewer, but was still made obtainable none the less. The Deadpool scenario however, is of course a travesty.
You made a perfect point with the casual viewer comment. Unfortunately, this movie wasn't directed at the casual viewer, but was still made obtainable none the less. The Deadpool scenario however, is of course a travesty.
1:10AM on 07/22/2010

No

There were three good things about the movie. Wolverine, Sabertooth, and the opening montage, which was about on par with Watchmen's opening montage. I held out hope because of these things, but after the third NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! scene, with Wolvie screaming up at the sky, I knew this was unmitigated crap.

I gave you a neutral because I disagreed with you, and that's the entire point.
There were three good things about the movie. Wolverine, Sabertooth, and the opening montage, which was about on par with Watchmen's opening montage. I held out hope because of these things, but after the third NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! scene, with Wolvie screaming up at the sky, I knew this was unmitigated crap.

I gave you a neutral because I disagreed with you, and that's the entire point.
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1:19AM on 07/22/2010

Terrible

Stryker shooting him with an adamantium bullet and saying "this wont kill him he just won't remember anything" killed it.. that was the most stupid and lazy way to explain his memory loss they could have come up with...

not to mention the bad storytelling and other than than wolvie and sabertooth the acting was pretty bad
Stryker shooting him with an adamantium bullet and saying "this wont kill him he just won't remember anything" killed it.. that was the most stupid and lazy way to explain his memory loss they could have come up with...

not to mention the bad storytelling and other than than wolvie and sabertooth the acting was pretty bad
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1:39AM on 07/22/2010
I agree with you. I'm not sure if it was like that in the comics but the adamantium bullet was such a cheap and easy way out
I agree with you. I'm not sure if it was like that in the comics but the adamantium bullet was such a cheap and easy way out
1:39AM on 07/22/2010

No.

Just
simply,
no.
Just
simply,
no.
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2:17AM on 07/22/2010
Wolverine isn't a good film but still not that bad, a la Uwe Boll's film. At some points I even wondered to myself what the heck for what happened on the screen. I think it was interesting from the beginning up until he left the Weapon X team and fled to Canada. After that, it just went downhill. It's a fun, guilty pleasure action film nonetheless.
Wolverine isn't a good film but still not that bad, a la Uwe Boll's film. At some points I even wondered to myself what the heck for what happened on the screen. I think it was interesting from the beginning up until he left the Weapon X team and fled to Canada. After that, it just went downhill. It's a fun, guilty pleasure action film nonetheless.
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2:56AM on 07/22/2010
The best part about this film was Scott Adkins, but I had fun with Wolverine all the same.
The best part about this film was Scott Adkins, but I had fun with Wolverine all the same.
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3:02AM on 07/22/2010
as much as I love the X-MEN, I really can't forgive what they did with XMOW, they could have done a way better job and they kew it, but decided to take the Bret Rater approach and crammed as may cameos as they could ad left out story and character developmet which I thik is crutial for a film to be awsome.
as much as I love the X-MEN, I really can't forgive what they did with XMOW, they could have done a way better job and they kew it, but decided to take the Bret Rater approach and crammed as may cameos as they could ad left out story and character developmet which I thik is crutial for a film to be awsome.
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3:18AM on 07/22/2010
It may be the unpopular opinion but I completely agree with you. I know this movie has it's flaws but I don't see why people hated it that much, with Jackman as Wolverine and Schreiber playing Sabertooth this movie was more than watchable. I enjoyed it.
It may be the unpopular opinion but I completely agree with you. I know this movie has it's flaws but I don't see why people hated it that much, with Jackman as Wolverine and Schreiber playing Sabertooth this movie was more than watchable. I enjoyed it.
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4:28AM on 07/22/2010

The Game was a lot of fun!

I didn't love the film, but I didn't hate it like so many others either. It seems the people that ripped on it were the die-hard comic fans, which I'm not at all. I never really read any of the comics as I didn't (and still don't) appreciate (or like) the way comics are done. My taste for comics goes about as far as "The Farside" & "Calvin & Hobbes" which was about 15 years ago. I'm sure they are good for what they are I'm just not interested. As far as the movie, if Dougray Scott had been
I didn't love the film, but I didn't hate it like so many others either. It seems the people that ripped on it were the die-hard comic fans, which I'm not at all. I never really read any of the comics as I didn't (and still don't) appreciate (or like) the way comics are done. My taste for comics goes about as far as "The Farside" & "Calvin & Hobbes" which was about 15 years ago. I'm sure they are good for what they are I'm just not interested. As far as the movie, if Dougray Scott had been Wolverine as he was supposed to be, I always wonder if we would have ever seen Hugh Jackman...ever. I always wonder if we would have ever even seen Marvel Studios (which Disney bought & I made money on) would have ever made another successful movie or even if "Spiderman" would have ever happened. Would we have seen the brilliant "X2" or "Spiderman 2?" So many what ifs that is for sure.
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5:14AM on 07/22/2010

unfortunately...

a movie is only as big as its fuck ups, and the mediocre script couples with the absolute disintegration of the deadpool character is as fucked up as you get. the backlash from the fan base is to be expected. even the brief glimpse into the weapon x mythos featured in 'hulk vs', 'wolvie and the xmen' and even the 90's cartoon were better adaptations than this shitfest. that is why the movie is considered to be garbage, the watered down attempt at an adaptation and no identification with the
a movie is only as big as its fuck ups, and the mediocre script couples with the absolute disintegration of the deadpool character is as fucked up as you get. the backlash from the fan base is to be expected. even the brief glimpse into the weapon x mythos featured in 'hulk vs', 'wolvie and the xmen' and even the 90's cartoon were better adaptations than this shitfest. that is why the movie is considered to be garbage, the watered down attempt at an adaptation and no identification with the characters. yes the dichotomy between victor an logan was awesome enough, and probably the only saving grace of the movie, but that accomplishment is dwarfed by the movie's fuck ups.
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5:18AM on 07/22/2010

unfortunately...

a movie is only as big as its fuck ups, and the mediocre script couples with the absolute disintegration of the deadpool character is as fucked up as you get. the backlash from the fan base is to be expected. even the brief glimpse into the weapon x mythos featured in 'hulk vs', 'wolvie and the xmen' and even the 90's cartoon were better adaptations than this shitfest. that is why the movie is considered to be garbage, the watered down attempt at an adaptation and no identification with the
a movie is only as big as its fuck ups, and the mediocre script couples with the absolute disintegration of the deadpool character is as fucked up as you get. the backlash from the fan base is to be expected. even the brief glimpse into the weapon x mythos featured in 'hulk vs', 'wolvie and the xmen' and even the 90's cartoon were better adaptations than this shitfest. that is why the movie is considered to be garbage, the watered down attempt at an adaptation and no identification with the characters. yes the dichotomy between victor an logan was awesome enough, and probably the only saving grace of the movie, but that accomplishment is dwarfed by the movie's fuck ups.
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7:22AM on 07/22/2010
no. it's a piece of sh&t.
no. it's a piece of sh&t.
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8:26AM on 07/22/2010

bring on the thumbs!!

i agree with Mr. Hamilton quite throughly and i would even say that as a film (from a comic book fans standpoint) Origin was WAY Better then
Two of the three X-men Films. the first film was a let down with how the completely to a piss out of Sabertooth. making him a dimwitted brute completely underminds what he was. to me Sabertooth is more like the joker to Wolverines Batman in that they are what the heroes could be if they let go. with all the X-men films they go about getting a new
i agree with Mr. Hamilton quite throughly and i would even say that as a film (from a comic book fans standpoint) Origin was WAY Better then
Two of the three X-men Films. the first film was a let down with how the completely to a piss out of Sabertooth. making him a dimwitted brute completely underminds what he was. to me Sabertooth is more like the joker to Wolverines Batman in that they are what the heroes could be if they let go. with all the X-men films they go about getting a new audience the wrong way(lets be honest comic book fans are GOING to see these films even to have something to rage about online)My non-comic loving wife enjoyed Dark Kinght because the story was well done,with the X-films they just throw as many characters at as they can find to be like "look we shoe-horn Gambit in you love him right?" without looking at who the characters are,like they did with the Joker in Dark Knight.
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11:59AM on 07/22/2010

stupid article

I'm pretty sure this guy actually didn't like the movie:

1. "...but was also sort of doomed from jump street to let down fans on some levels."
2. "The PG-13 monster strikes again on that front and as angry as that made me, we all knew it was coming."
3. "I couldn’t help but shake my head when the studio’s response to the first draft was “too dark”. They didn’t push the envelope quite as far as THE DARK KNIGHT"
4. "sure they didn’t nail it perfectly in the film but it was a hell of a
I'm pretty sure this guy actually didn't like the movie:

1. "...but was also sort of doomed from jump street to let down fans on some levels."
2. "The PG-13 monster strikes again on that front and as angry as that made me, we all knew it was coming."
3. "I couldn’t help but shake my head when the studio’s response to the first draft was “too dark”. They didn’t push the envelope quite as far as THE DARK KNIGHT"
4. "sure they didn’t nail it perfectly in the film but it was a hell of a lot better than Sabertooth going out like a damn chump in X-MEN."
5. "When it comes down to villains, I guess this is where some of the bad news starts to seep in. ORIGINS had that “MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIALATION” feel to it at first, meaning that character overload seemed as though it may take away from the film."
6. "I still hated where they took Deadpool’s character."
7. "The end of credits bit helped ease the pain here but for all intense purposes I feel they could have done so much better"
8. "No, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE wasn’t perfect but what more could we expect from it beyond what we got? Yes, they screwed up Deadpool, it could have been darker and Logan’s Weapon X story could have easily spanned over three films but this is Hollywood and we should all know by now that we’ll never get what we want from them."
9. "Gambit was underused"
10. "again, they already screwed up Lady Deathstrike"
11. "this film contained many a plot hole, pissed all over previous storylines and made tremendous use of our ability to incorporate suspension of disbelief"

If you want to have an unpopular opinion, have it whole-heartedly.
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1:12PM on 07/22/2010

Meh

I wasn't a huge fan of this film, but it was better than just the franchise ending with Ratner's piece of crap film. I would love to read your UNpopular Opinion on Terminator: Salvation. That gets hated on way more than it should.
I wasn't a huge fan of this film, but it was better than just the franchise ending with Ratner's piece of crap film. I would love to read your UNpopular Opinion on Terminator: Salvation. That gets hated on way more than it should.
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4:42PM on 07/22/2010

Meh..

The movie was decent until the surgically repaired "deadpool" showed up... I gave it a B+ up til then, and then gave it a big shiny F..
The movie was decent until the surgically repaired "deadpool" showed up... I gave it a B+ up til then, and then gave it a big shiny F..
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4:57PM on 07/22/2010

sorry...

When XMOW came out i saw it, and hated it. Afterward I spoke with a buddy of mine who enjoyed it, he said "people didnt like it cuz they went expecting to see x-men and thats not what it is". Um, what? It IS x-men. I actually enjoyed The Last Stand more than Wolverine. At least XM3 got the tone right; Wolverine was just a juiced up popcorn flick with 0 brains and lame characters. OMG, hugh JACKman is JACKED, who cares! Every the chance they got they had him with his shirt off screaming at the
When XMOW came out i saw it, and hated it. Afterward I spoke with a buddy of mine who enjoyed it, he said "people didnt like it cuz they went expecting to see x-men and thats not what it is". Um, what? It IS x-men. I actually enjoyed The Last Stand more than Wolverine. At least XM3 got the tone right; Wolverine was just a juiced up popcorn flick with 0 brains and lame characters. OMG, hugh JACKman is JACKED, who cares! Every the chance they got they had him with his shirt off screaming at the sky. Right from the beginning, when I saw young wolvy do that very motion I knew, "Im not gonna like this". In the end its not utterly horrible in of itself; its the POTENTIAL the movie, the character, and the whole x-men universe had that was ultimately squandered. It left a lot of people feeling ripped off.
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8:09PM on 07/22/2010

just awful

Myself and 3 friends went to see this on opening night. Usually, we like to bring in a 1 liter bottle of coke with some rum in it, just to relax and watch the movie... when those idiot sabertooth/wolverine as kids came on the screen, I knew this movie was done for... after that whole sequence, I promptly pounded my alcoholic beverage to get completely hammered, and the movie was STILL awful, drunk as I was... by the end, with deadpool turning into [link] well... I was done for...
Myself and 3 friends went to see this on opening night. Usually, we like to bring in a 1 liter bottle of coke with some rum in it, just to relax and watch the movie... when those idiot sabertooth/wolverine as kids came on the screen, I knew this movie was done for... after that whole sequence, I promptly pounded my alcoholic beverage to get completely hammered, and the movie was STILL awful, drunk as I was... by the end, with deadpool turning into [link] well... I was done for...
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2:36PM on 07/23/2010
One of the main reasons this movie sucked is because the Wolverine Origin comic that this was based on was the result of a complete balls up from marvel.
Marvel always went with Wolverine got his claws from weapon X. When he then got the adamantium ripped from his body by Magneto, he all of a sudden had bone claws. Not knowing how to deal with all the readers of the comic asking why he had bone claws they originally went with the story that his healing factor was used to his claws being there
One of the main reasons this movie sucked is because the Wolverine Origin comic that this was based on was the result of a complete balls up from marvel.
Marvel always went with Wolverine got his claws from weapon X. When he then got the adamantium ripped from his body by Magneto, he all of a sudden had bone claws. Not knowing how to deal with all the readers of the comic asking why he had bone claws they originally went with the story that his healing factor was used to his claws being there so recreated bone ones, which made no sense. They then insulted every fan and went back on their story and said he's always had bone claws and made up the origin story to cover their own stupid mistakes.
I remember it vividly as even at 15 I realised how crap this was and stopped reading X men and Wolverine comics as a result.
The film was never going to work if they based on this story as it was made created for the sole purpose of Marvel screwing up.
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5:02AM on 07/24/2010
Wolverine suffered from a bad script, worse directing and cardboard acting for everyone with the exception of Liev, Hugh and Ryan. The story was disjointed, and dialogue was cliche. The story for Origins may have been closer to the comic, but it's not just what story you tell, it's how you deliver it. Avatar is a cliche'd run of the mill story, but James Cameron made it the hugest movie of all time by delivering it in a unique way.

As far as Origins goes... I movie hopped to go see it, I had
Wolverine suffered from a bad script, worse directing and cardboard acting for everyone with the exception of Liev, Hugh and Ryan. The story was disjointed, and dialogue was cliche. The story for Origins may have been closer to the comic, but it's not just what story you tell, it's how you deliver it. Avatar is a cliche'd run of the mill story, but James Cameron made it the hugest movie of all time by delivering it in a unique way.

As far as Origins goes... I movie hopped to go see it, I had so little faith. I saw it for free and asked for my money back.
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2:13AM on 08/05/2010
I'm not an expert with the comics and how the directions the films take differ from their comic counterparts, but coming solely from a movie fan's viewpoint, this was a fun film. Less awkward than part three, and more exciting than the first two. None of the films were completely exempt from the occasional bad line and acting, so I can't really fault this one, already expecting that. Plot? Well, when you're watching a film about a bunch of mutants running around doing their mutant thing, I try
I'm not an expert with the comics and how the directions the films take differ from their comic counterparts, but coming solely from a movie fan's viewpoint, this was a fun film. Less awkward than part three, and more exciting than the first two. None of the films were completely exempt from the occasional bad line and acting, so I can't really fault this one, already expecting that. Plot? Well, when you're watching a film about a bunch of mutants running around doing their mutant thing, I try and not take everything too seriously. You're right about how it had a darker feel, but they definitely held back. Now, if Gambit can just get some more air time! >_<
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12:39PM on 08/09/2010
I recently got some money and got his because of this artical cos this film was in my head and after sitting dow watching it again i kinda dug it. The film is not perfect the film has "Ratner" syndrome and this what ruined toy story 3 in my opinion! TOO MANY CHARACTERS!!!! I hate when a fuilm puts a character in for instance deadpool (ryan reynolds was the fucking bomb and would love to see his own flick) who is in about 10 mins at the begginning then suddenly at the end he is a major plotpoint
I recently got some money and got his because of this artical cos this film was in my head and after sitting dow watching it again i kinda dug it. The film is not perfect the film has "Ratner" syndrome and this what ruined toy story 3 in my opinion! TOO MANY CHARACTERS!!!! I hate when a fuilm puts a character in for instance deadpool (ryan reynolds was the fucking bomb and would love to see his own flick) who is in about 10 mins at the begginning then suddenly at the end he is a major plotpoint out of nowwhere i mean styker says he was looking for a mutant who could contain all the powers but he doesnt say why? why was ryan reynolds character able to do it and most ofthat went over my head cos i never read the weapon x comics but i will try and get my hands on them but they mainly made the film for the fans and hoped everyone knew what they were on about like characters like blob were amazing but yet you didnt know much about them and I know its x men origins wolverine but seriously marvel if you will stick a character like gambit in or deadpool make sure they get the right amount of screen time cos i loved those characters and the treatment of them was beyond a fucking disgrace i hope if wolverine 2 ever gets off th ground that this mistake doesnt happen for the third time with x men
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4:06AM on 06/03/2011
I would have kissed that mishap better.
I would have kissed that mishap better.
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1:27PM on 10/14/2011
I HATED this movie for all the things u thought were good. it was campy garbage tht tried to be serious but fell VERY SHORT
I HATED this movie for all the things u thought were good. it was campy garbage tht tried to be serious but fell VERY SHORT
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