Originally Posted by Pauluz
You said it yourself:
Marvel sold the rights, so there's nothing they can do about it. Besides, why would you want to see a midget with claws fight onscreen. Or a suit like he wears in the comics. It would look ridiculous and nobody (the general audience who know almost nothing about him) will take the character serious. Sabretooth (X1) was taller than Jackman so he was still a runt.
1. Quit exaggerating and using hyperbole.
-I never said I wanted a midget. I just want someone who could be realistically be called a "runt". An actor around 5'7" could have been used.
2. Quit putting words in my mouth and/or bringing non sequitors into the argument.
-I never mentioned anything about a suit. Stick to the subject at hand.
Additionally, a 6'2 1/2" man with claws is way less ridiculous looking than a shorter man with claws.
I said Jackman did a good job with what he was given, but an essential, essential character element, his height, is missing with Jackman in the role. Jackman did alright, but I'n not one of you rabid fanboys that fawn over him in the role. It could have been done better, in my opinion.
Let's take it the opposite way...
Let's say for the last 30 years, Wolverine has been portrayed as 6'4". Then, a guy the size of Tom Cruise, at 5'7", is cast in the role. People would have hit the roof with their arguments against the casting.