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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    8 September 2009, mid-afternoon

I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine on the plane trip to Edmonton. I had been told the film was bad. I wasn’t expecting much. Even then, I have to say the film didn’t really deliver at all. Well, I suppose the title credits were kind of cool. For the most part though, the film was incredibly cheesy. I was reminded of bad 80s action flicks. There is a shot of Wolverine walking away, lighting a cigar, while a helicopter blows up behind him. There are (multiple!) shots of him screaming, “Nooooo!” while the camera pulls away from above. This film should have been way better than it was. I mean, the source material is great, and it’s not like Hugh Jackman can’t act. What the bloodclot?

The official X-Men Origins: Wolverine website.:



  1. The way you described it actually makes it sound good.

  2. Then I have failed as a movie reviewer. Other things of note: the special effects were horrible. I have no idea where they spent their budget. Will.I.Am plays a mutant that was on Wolverine’s team. Seriously.

  3. I didn’t see it, but from what I heard there were too many characters. If they just had more focus on Wolverine, might have been better.

  4. Yeah I didn’t see it and probably won’t..it sounds horrible..Whenever anyone mentions cheesy action flicks with lines like “Noooooooooooo”, I think of McBain “Mendoooooozaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”

  5. I am so renting this once we’ve moved and unpacked.

  6. it is exactly like jackman can’t act. that guy needs to stick to gay porn.

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