Caught this one with my dad in the cinema last night in Teluk Intan (they have a new cinema there! Wow!). X-men Origins: Wolverine has one of the worst written plots ever and the film-makers disregarded much of the source material that’s already been there for decades. Wolvie has such a rich, mysterious back story which unfortunately does not get reflected at all in the film. The makers went in favour of slick action scenes (which turned out to be not that exciting IMHO) and picked a horrible ensemble of supporting actors that really damaged the movie.
Hugh Jackman’s fine in the movie and the actress who plays his main squeeze is kinda decent too but I am appalled at most of the other cast members; Will.i.am in particular. I love the man’s music but he isn’t a very good actor. I’m a nice guy so I hope he improves or gets cast in better roles but his character in Wolverine was tres terrible.
The only thing I liked about Wolverine was the really cool opening sequence. Now that was really well done and gave the movie a promising start. Unfortunately the whole movie slides downhill after that. *Sighs*
Anyways, don’t waste your money on this one folks. Me, I’m waiting for Star Trek (which opens next week I believe) which should be worth the price of admission and more (JJ Abrams, please don’t disappoint me).
Rating: 1 Star (out of 5)
Till next time. Happy trails at the movies!