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Old 04-19-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Commercially speaking, was Origins an hit?

Just wondering. Was it a flop? I don't think so.

Last Stand, Origins, The Wolverine and First Class were all hits IMHO.

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Old 04-19-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Commercially speaking, was Origins an hit?

Speaking strictly in terms of box office numbers, Origins: Wolverine was very much a success, generating a worldwide box-office earnings total of $373,062,864, which is nearly 2.5 times its original budget of 150,000,000.

It's also not nearly the storytelling catastrophe that it's perceived to be.

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It's also not nearly the storytelling catastrophe that it's perceived to be.
Indeed. I think it was a good movie, quite frankly. It was enjoyable and had some impressive scenes. Jackman had charisma. The story was all in all good.

I bet it did stellar sales in the video department too.

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Default Re: Commercially speaking, was Origins an hit?

Hugh Jackman does feel like the story made the film too much like the first 3 X-Men films, and while I can understand where he's coming from on some level, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing that the film felt like an extension of what had been previously done.

To each their own, though, as it were.

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Default Re: Commercially speaking, was Origins an hit?

Origin was hit. Fans and critics didn't care for it.

I agree with jackman that Is was too much like X-men 4 with new mutants except for wolverine. It should have ended with him getting metal and amnesia. Wolverine's character was too much like 1-3 wolverine when he should have been wilder. Plus Origins screwep up big times by not following X2's weapon x and aklai lake.

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Hugh Jackman does feel like the story made the film too much like the first 3 X-Men films, and while I can understand where he's coming from on some level, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing that the film felt like an extension of what had been previously done.

To each their own, though, as it were.
"The Wolverine" looks way more a "standalone" story with its unique feeling, yes that's true and I can see that.

However, I'm glad Origins was more connected to the X-Men trilogy in some ways.

I'm just puzzled about the fact they used Gambit, because you cannot use him anymore in the "present time" (late 2000s/2010s) I guess...

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Wolverine's character was too much like 1-3 wolverine when he should have been wilder.
In truth, I think the cinematic Wolverine got "wilder" in the 15 years amnesia timespan (1990-2005).

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I'm just puzzled about the fact they used Gambit, because you cannot use him anymore in the "present time" (late 2000s/2010s) I guess...
Why? There's absolutely nothing about his presence and usage in Origins: Wolverine that in any way precludes his being brought back for stories that occur later on in the timeline.

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Why? There's absolutely nothing about his presence and usage in Origins: Wolverine that in any way precludes his being brought back for stories that occur later on in the timeline.
I'm talking about his age. In Origins he seems 30. And the movie is set either in 1979 or 1990.

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I would call it a decent success.

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