Yeah, you caught me. I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine online, in an uncompleted format. Sure, the quality was low, but it still was a cool movie. And besides, I’m in college and I don’t have any money. That was last spring. This time I watched the completed, DVD quality version. The movie was pretty much the same, but the action was way better.
Origins has a somewhat complex plot for a comic book movie. It really took me two times (the second of which I was NOT tired) to really grasp the full effect and feel of this film. It is a highly interesting story, especially for someone like myself who has not read the comics. Ever since the first X-Men movie came out, I’ve always wondered what made Wolverine what he is. This story does that and more. It shows how other popular X-Men characters intertwined their origins with Wolverine’s.
Technically speaking, this movie is phenomenal. The special effects and action are heart-pounding. The music isn’t “go-out-and-buy-this-soundtrack” good, but it does a decent job. The acting is solid, Hugh Jackman is good as ever, and ripped as ever. Although I was really impressed with this movie it is far from perfect. It has a big plot, but doesn’t have a ton of substance: not really good verses evil, but good is seeking revenge, gets confused, gets screwed, then gets screwed again, then gets shot in the head and forgets everything. I give it 7 ramheads out of 10, I liked it, but it wasn’t standout. It is rated PG-13 and runs 107 minutes. You really can show this to your kids if you want, it isn’t that bad. Honestly, they’ll like the action (if they are boys) or just get confused with the plot (if they are girls).