9.21.2009

Wolverine

Seriously, I just don't get it. There are a wealth of great X-men stories out there and when we finally get a Wolverine movie, they shovel out this garbage? They turned Deadpool into Adam from Buffy for god's sake!! What really kills me is I really liked Liev as Sabretooth, a LOT. He brought an intelligence and ferocity to the character that was sorely lacking from the first X film. I even got a giggle out of what they did with Blob, if only because I have always thought that character was ignorant. Gambit? Wasted. You don't give a cameo to a character with enough charisma and backstory to carry his own film. You give cameos to Colossus or Toad, but not freaking Gambit. That'd be like doing an X-men movie and having Lady Deathstryke be a voiceless assassin with no connection to Wolverine. Oh wait, they did that.

Before anyone labels this as mindless nerd rage, bear in mind that I like Jackman as Logan. A lot. The look is all wrong, but for the most part, he had the attitude I needed in the first two X-films, when people with talent were driving the franchise. I am not against modifying characters to make them work on screen, but shitty storytelling is shitty storytelling, my friends. If you are going to change something, have a good reason for doing it. There is no good reason to waste Gambit as a cameo and it is downright criminal to take the biggest smartass in the Marvel Universe and then take away his god damn mouth.

4 comments:

  1. I was vaguely amused at first... but then those claws. Seriously, CG claws. I knew it was downhill from there. I was pissed for the remainder of the film and the only bright spot for me was when Gambit did his card moves. Looked right to me, but too brief. The whole movie was a mess, the wife and I were pissed.

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  2. the scene with Gambit in the bar was pretty sweet. Like I said, why waste a character that could carry a film with a throwaway cameo. For the role he played, that could have been anyone.

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  3. I actually liked the first half of the film, and the turing point for me was the Blob boxing scene...it was terrible from there on out. And the CGI claws were something else! How do you make THREE X-Men movies and the claws look tight, but in Wolverines solo film, they look the worst they ever have, and in a claw revealing scene nonetheless!

    Schreiber actually was great as Sabretooth, I too love Jackman as Weapon X, and Gambit was pretty cool for the 7 minutes of screen time he received! I don't know, I feel your rage...the movie is just plain awful.

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  4. The first three X flicks had prop claws instead of CG ones for the most part. That's the difference.

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