Sunday, May 3, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Title: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Just got back from watchin dis movie during midnite show at Alamanda Putrajaya, I think i was smiling alone a little bit..!_Coz, b4 dis, all X-Men franchise never let me down n pretty enjoyable..._This time, it continue dat reputation again...

I think i want to start from the opening credit..._They were really beautiful n well made, by showing the relationship between Victor and Logan with their involvement in a lot of past civil and world wars..._But, after dat, honestly, during the 1st 30 minutes of the movie, I felt its going to be a 'K.O' movie by take a look at the 'important' mission in Nigeria which looks like a low class+cheap movie scene..._Also by take a look at the choice of a few actors which for me not quite suite with the supposedly character of superheroes..._Especially Will.I.Am, who play John Wraith, everytime he appeared on the screen, i felt funny just by looking a his face..!_And Liv Schreiber, although his act was a top class performance as Wolverine's 'brother' (it's their love/hate relationship that is the main subject in this story n that really keeps it interesting), 4 me his body was too small to play Sabertooth character (i think Sabertooth in the first X-Men movie was far more realistic)..._But after all those craps, the movie slowly redeem its X-Men's prestige when it started to focus on Logan's life...




Obviously, the top plaudit & award in this movie is belong to Hugh Jackman himself..._Beside the effective act, his physical which is tougher dis time became more suitable for Wolverine character compare to his appearance in 3 previous films (I wonder what Jackman's workout program was..!)..._His anger, cool n grudge are well spelt out in order to show the origin of Wolverine..._Logan still feel confuse n guilty from killing his own father n try to forget all the bad memories by living as an ordinary human being, working as a lumberjack at beautiful Canadian mountainous forest with his beautiful wife (superhero in disguise)..._When Sabertooth started to make a comeback in Logan's life, the excitement begun from there..._Logan's emotional n mental sickness response after the 'death' of his wife are well performed by Hugh...



All the action and fighting scene are well done..._Especially in the final fight between Wolverine and Sabertooth vs Weapon XI on nuclear reactor..._The special effects can be considered as visually stunning n for me, dis film is the beginning of what will surely be mind-blowing visual effects at the movies dis summer (can't wait on Transformers II, Terminator and Harry Potter..!)..._I was very excited to see Gambit n his card abilities in the movie but oohh dear, unfortunately, his screen time was very limited...


Surprisingly, the ending was the most satisfying part of the film..._All the subplots reach their objective, it makes sense & the loose ends that fans of the first 3 films will notice get tied up fittingly at the end..._I mean we can understand easily why at the beginning of the X-Men 1, Wolverine was walking alone, wandering without having a true destination n at the same time, trying to remember his past (although, i felt the cause of his lost memory was because of Adamantium Bullet is too simple..!)..._I admit dat i'm not a die-hard marvel comic fan but I enjoyed dis movie based on the action sequences n explanation of Wolverine's past which leads up to the X-Men series, simply like dat...


Overall, 4 me dis movie is not as bad as what some people say n at the same time is also not as well as what other people say..._But it is somewhere in the middle where you can enjoy watching it..._Mostly because Hugh Jackman performance as Wolverine which for me was so effective n the action sequences were well made enough..._Of course dis movie is worth your money to watch in cinemas..._Me myself saw dis movie on midnight show n don't regret it at all...

Well explanation of Wolverines characters past...

My Personal Rating:
7 out of 10...


6 comments:

Maria Clara dos Santos Batista said...
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Maria Clara dos Santos Batista said...

HI!!!! First, I'm sorry...but i don't speak spanish...just portuguese! And my english is too bad. i'm from Brasil ( is with 's' not 'z' XD~)
I visited you blogger because you are a good writer...and i love movies!!
I love the "Pan's Labyrinth"; in portuguese "O labirinto do Fauno". This is the one of the best films that already watched.
X man, the origin… is a new film in Brazil… it is the first week in the cinemas.
I hope to visit its blog more times.
Yours truly,
Maria Clara Dos Santos Batista
P.s.: The others comments had errors. i'm so sorry.

NeEM™ of Suicide Park said...

Saya menyeru semua perempuan kesepian utk menonton filem ini kerana terdapat ramai lelaki hensem.

Ok, Jackman alone is strong enough a reason.

Ardi Herman Mohd Mardzi said...

bnyk lelaki hensem neem? oic..

btw man, ur blog is awarded and u are tagged. come and claim the award :)

sory stdnt aku nye keje la ni..ajar tag2 org..ko visit blog aku. tp aku rasa ko xkn rajinnye wat bnde tu..haha

Nezz said...

Now, go watch Terminator Salvation. I would say it is the best action movie of year 2009 so far. =]