Re: Rate and Review X-Men Origins: Wolverine! - Part 1
I finally had the chance to see the movie (thanks to FX), and I honestly don't see why this movie got so much flack.
Danny Huston was the perfect person to play a younger version of Brian Cox' s Col. Stryker, Jackman was phenomenal as always, and the the rest of the cast was great as well. The movie's story actually fits very well with the already-established continuity of the series - much moreso than I was expecting it to given the complaints that I've seen leveled against it - and I thought the characters they chose to include worked very well together and didn't feel like they were shoehorned in.
The film isn't as good as First Class or X2, but it's certainly not the trainwreck that popular sentiment makes it out to be. I'd give it a solid 7 out of 10.
Originally Posted by metaphysician
"harm" is not the same thing as "stuff we don't like."
"Despair is for people who know beyond any doubt what the future is going to be. Nobody's in that position. So despair is not only a kind of sin - theologically - it's also a simple mistake, because nobody actually knows." - Dr. Patrick Curry
"There is no "supposed to be." It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett