Re: 'X-men: DOFP' Official CAST Thread (announcements and discussion) - Part 2
Wolverine is just a red herring in X1. I don't see everyone's beef with that one. In X2 his past tied into a much larger story. If he was really the "crutch" everyone makes him out to be in that movie, then he would have been the one that saved the day at the end wouldn't you say? In fact, all he does in the climax is fight a "henchman" and slash a switch to barricade the flood. He didn't really do anything that affected the plot. Didn't he abandon his team just to satisfy his own personal vendetta? What a jerk!
But yeah, X3 was... *sigh*. His fling with Jean was over-emphasized and his character arc made no sense. It should have been Cyclops and Wolverine butting heads. Shouldn't have been that hard. It's pretty much spelled out at the end of X2.