Thursday, June 2, 2011

X-Men week: 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

Guess all the bad reviews for "First Class" were waiting until the last minute because the film took a dive in the opposite direction in the past 24 hours, dropping to an 85 percent at Rotten Tomatoes. That one "rotten" review is now joined by 16 others.

But, it's not as bad as the fourth film in the franchise.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was released in 2009 and is sitting with a 37 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Yikes. And it's hard to not disagree with that.

Wolverine is mega popular, there is no denying that. So a solo film was the next logical step.

And on paper it looked great.

They had a great director, Gavin Hood, and an all-star cast with Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston and Ryan Reynolds.

The script on the other hand failed, big time.

The story was all about Wolverine in his early days and how he got his adamantium skeleton. Who knew it could be so boring?

Some of the action was equally boring.

And let's not even talk about that ending. Man, I remember sitting in the theater going "what the hell..."

There was some good stuff: Reynolds as Deadpool in the first part of the movie was hilarious and got everyone wishing for a Deadpool movie.

We finally got to see Gambit! Even if it was only for a few short minutes.

This movie was all set to get its own sequel, but it's been in development hell for the past two years.

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