05 May 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Let me first say that I had very low expectations going into this movie. That is probably a good thing because I could not be let down. The movie was not terrible, but it was not particularly good. Sadly it made enough money that they want to do a sequel and that movie execs will decide to make more of these kinds of comic films instead of movies like Watchmen.
I will now try to explain this film's very silly plot. Logan and Victor are brothers. They fight in a bunch of wars together. Victor becomes a bit unstable and enjoys killing a bit too much. Logan does not. They join up with William Stryker and his team of mutants. Logan quits the group because they are about to murder a whole village.
He is living in the mountains with a hot woman (Kayla Silverfox) and he works as a lumberjack. Victor pays a visit and kills Kayla. Logan goes to Stryker and receives his adamantium and learns that Stryker wants to erase his memories. He escapes and begins trying to find Victor. He learns that Stryker is kidnapping mutants and taking them to the island, which Gambit escaped from. He enlists Gambit's help and he takes him to Three Mile Island.
He finds out that Kayla is still alive and that she is a mutant. Their relationship was just a ruse. Her sister (Emma Frost) is being help captive by Stryker and he used her to get to Logan. Stryker activates Weapon XI, which is Deadpool. Apparently Wade Wilson with a bunch of other mutants powers stuffed into him.
Deadpool fights with Logan on top of the cooling tower, Deadpool almost kills him, but Victor comes to lend a hand. He says that only he has the right to kill Logan. They battle with Deadpool, and Logan cuts his head off. The damage destroys some of the tower (I bet that is what really happened at Three Mile Island...)
Kayla dies. Logan is sad because she says that she really did love him. The kids escape with the help of Charles Xavier and his cool helicopter. Stryker shoots Logan in the head with an adamantium bullet, which causes Logan to lose his memories. I guess there is a scene in the ending credits of Logan in a Japanese bar, the girl asks if he is drinking to forget, and he says no, he is drinking to remember...
Hmm, what was good about the movie? Some of the fight scenes I guess. What else? The chicks in the movie were pretty hot. Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson at the beginning was pretty cool, and Liev Schreiber does a good job as Sabretooth.
-So let me get this straight, Victor does not remember that Logan is his brother? When they square off in the first X-Men movie, how come he does not mention they are brothers?
-They had flat screen computer monitors back then? Did the one on Stryker's wall, that he was using to watch the battle through Deadpool's eyes, look a bit more modern?
-If Wolverine is the best at what he does and what he does isn't very nice, then I am guessing what he does is get beat down by everyone because that is all I really saw him doing.
-I felt like Stryker's plan should have been part of this season of 24, it was that stupid.
Comic Book Movie Grade: B-/C+