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RE: The claws are out - 9/6/2009 10:46:07 PM   
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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, lots of fun. Brilliant action sequences, lots of energy and zaz. The perfect comic book action spectacular. 
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RE: Turd with naff plastic claws - 10/6/2009 1:17:50 PM   
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I enjoyed it, it's not supposed to be cerebral if you want that watch The Dark Knight. I thought Hugh Jackman did a great job, it didn't think it was cheesy at all. I thought Ryan Reynolds was cool too and hilarious, Will. I am. did good too. Liev Schrieber makes a great bad guy, and Taylor Kitch was good as Gambit. The love interest for Jackman did good too, and I thought their chemistry was great. I like the humor (the bathroom thrash up was hilarious) too, all movies like this need it otherwise they are too serious. I like the fights, my only complaint they looked a bit too edited, and quick. I wanted the scraps to last longer, of course it's PG-13 so how badass can you get with that. I thought it was better than the first X-Men, yeah I said it, WOLVERINE is the ONLY reason I even watched X-Men, bitch it you want. I can't wait for the Director's Cut, and I liked the score by Harry Gregson Williams.


This.

Some shonky CGI and movie cliche's aside, I don't really understand the vitriol that this film has received.

I'm no comic afficianado, so perhaps if I was I would think differently, but this was a perfectly serviceable entry into the X-Men series. I thought it worked pretty well as an origin story, and whilst some of the other characters definitely needed more fleshing out, I was thoroughly entertained throughout the entire run.

Perhaps it was because I've waited  a while to see this and having heard it was bad, I went into it expecting the worst, but it isn't nearly as bad as some of the things that I've heard said about it.

Terminator: Salvation was adequately entertaining, but I cannot for the life of me see how that scored 4/5 from Empire, and this got 2/5. At worst, this is a 3 star movie, but I give it 4/5 as it was waaaaaay more fun than I was led to believe, and I thought it was great.


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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 1/7/2009 11:52:05 AM   
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BEST BIT WAS THE MONTAGE OF THE BROTHERS FIGHTING IN ALL THE WARS...WELL EDITED....GOOD PACE...REST OF THE FILM WAS AVERAGE....THE LONGER IT WENT ON THE LESS YOU WERE INTERESTED....STILL PREFER WOLVERINES CHARACTER FROM COMICS......

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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 4/7/2009 6:15:51 PM   
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I am big fan of the X-Men and comic book movies, so I was left massively dissappointed by this film. It is full of continuity problems, the CGI is ropey in parts, characters come and go so quickly you don't care about them, Gambit and Deadpool felt like they were shoe horned in for fanboys. But. worst of all, they remove all of Wolverine's humour and charisma and totally messed up the character of Deadpool. There is some good action, i suppose, but overall this was poor.

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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 21/8/2009 3:28:14 PM   
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Let the summer begin. This is one hell of a ride and it certainly lives up to my expectations. Wolverine's story has always been an interesting one and this movie, as it delves into all that we know about Logan and his Wolverine alter ego is simply fantastic. X-Men Origins - Wolverine is action packed from start to finish. The ending is especially satisfying as Professor X makes an appearance and you get to see some of the young mutants who will eventually appear in the three X-Men movies. I found the story to flow and I enjoyed the performances of Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber immensely. Gavin Hood, who's only other Hollywood credit is Rendition with Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhal, does a masterful job keeping the action rolling, the fights exhilarating and the performances crisp and accurate. The final showdown takes place on "Mutant Island" and it does not disappoint.

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RE: respect the stars - 15/10/2009 4:28:28 PM   
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Dr Science . . . Empire will not be giving stars based upon what the 'majority' will enjoy. They base their stars upon the opinion they form. As their jobs are to critique films, I believe they have a better ground for critcism than you and as the 'majority' know less about films I don't believe they have a valid point . . . Especially your friend's kids.

Wolverine is a bad film. Whether you are a fan of Wolverine or not doesn't matter. The fact that it is a bad film does not change. Transformers is better than Wolverine and even Superman Returns (as much as I hate to say it) are better than Wolverine. Let Empire to what we allow them to do and that is make their own judgements on films.

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RE: respect the stars - 15/10/2009 6:10:38 PM   
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After seeing this, I literally berserker raged the cinema manager until I received a full refund.

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RE: respect the stars - 16/10/2009 11:59:04 AM   
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It has Wolverine, Gambit and Deadpool in it. Therefore is made of win.

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RE: respect the stars - 16/10/2009 12:58:51 PM   
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It has Wolverine, Gambit and Deadpool in it. Therefore is made of win.


Good to see you were expecting a lot from the film there.

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RE: respect the stars - 16/10/2009 7:07:43 PM   
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well the opening montage was truly excellent, and the ending made sense

but the bits in between were generally pretty poor

they really messed up what could have been THE best X-Men film yet

no DVD or Blu-Ray for me then...watching it once in the cinema was enough :(

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RE: respect the stars - 18/10/2009 10:39:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: CORLEONE

It has Wolverine, Gambit and Deadpool in it. Therefore is made of win.


Good to see you were expecting a lot from the film there.


What can we really expect from comic book movies? An Oscar winning screenplay? I got what I expected. Yes, it could have been better, but it's nowhere as bad as some make out...

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RE: respect the stars - 18/10/2009 11:04:55 PM   
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It has Wolverine, Gambit and Deadpool in it. Therefore is made of win.


Good to see you were expecting a lot from the film there.


What can we really expect from comic book movies? An Oscar winning screenplay? I got what I expected. Yes, it could have been better, but it's nowhere as bad as some make out...


Why not? If a series of movies about elves and hobbits can be nominated for a best screenplay oscar why not comic book movies? To settle for "well, what would you expect" seems to be giving yourself reasons to excuse the flaws in some of these films. I loved the first two X-Men films. The third one was at least aiming for something. That it didn't work is likely a result of a rush job, and the actors still give it their best.

Wolverine is a massive disappointment - such a lack of thought put into it, even simple stuff like the period detail is ignored - check out Strykers HD TV sets for instance.

The first two X-Men films set the bar this franchise has to reach. Neither of the two that have come after have managed it, but Wolverine in particular was flawed to hell - the internal logic of the series ignored and the cheap twists made no sense. If you are going to bring a character like Gambit into the flick, make him count for something and not just a "hey - its Gambit! Woo!"

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RE: respect the stars - 18/10/2009 11:51:35 PM   
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Didn't like ORIGINS one little bit, HUGE disappointment.

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RE: respect the stars - 18/10/2009 11:54:55 PM   
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the animated feature HULK VS was better than ALL of the X-Men Films, including the piss-poor 'Origins' which did NOTHING for the characters of Gambit & Deadpool.

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RE: respect the stars - 19/10/2009 8:45:55 AM   
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I didn't expect much from the film and therefore enjoyed it as an enjoyable action romp. Yes, Wolverine deserved something better, and what they did with Deadpool was annoying but there are some great action sequences in it. I'm not massively defending the film and realise their are huge flaws but I had pretty low expectations so wasn't truly disappointed.

Can't bloody wait for the Deadpool film.

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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 4/11/2009 7:54:02 PM   
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An adequate film that is in no way a terrible film. Though relatively lacking in thrill (the life seems to have been sucked out of this film to be replaced by a moody context) and 'Wolverine' contains some annoying plot holes, this is pretty much what i expected after 'The Last Stand'. Nothing incredible, but nothing awful.

6/10

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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 30/12/2009 9:13:25 AM   
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Watched this on Blu Ray last night for the first time and I have to say, it wasn't that bad really. A bit too much growling, but the sparring between Hugh and Liev was excellent, the action was top notch (loved the helicopter sequence).

Not the all-out shitfest I was expecting.

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RE: Good - 30/12/2009 1:14:57 PM   
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Flawed, yes, but fanboys Empire are taking it too seriously. Way better than Last Stand and the twist is great.


Yes, the fault for not liking the film rests with us.

And the twist is utterly stuipd. It makes no sense.

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RE: Good - 30/12/2009 8:28:21 PM   
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I've watched it again

its not "brilliant" but a "good watch" and I quite enjoyed it again

3.5/5

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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 22/8/2010 1:58:57 AM   
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Seriously how anybody can defend this piece of shit is beyond me! Hugh Jackman has played this character 3 times before and played him well, but here he plays him like somebody's impersonation of him playing him. It's terrible!
The script is a load of old wank, it contradicts whats happened in the previous films aswell as not making one iota of sense. The directing is terrible from start to finish, everything looks to fake! There is a scene with mutants running through the woods to prof x's helicopter... they are unnecessarily superimposed onto it...why!? And speaking of Professor X, he looks like a bad PS2 cut scene! The other mutants are lame, Gambit especially so. The action is shit, the acting more so and the big villain at the end is so ridiculous and badly thought out its unbelievable! Anybody that has this in their DVD collection ought to be ashamed of themselves.
-5 stars out of 5!
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RE: Good - 5/9/2010 6:18:22 PM   
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As the title suggests, a good film. I felt that the main bad guy was a bit ridiculous, but overall a good film.

It's still worth a watch, but it could have been better.

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Wolverine - 25/3/2011 1:27:42 PM   
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Just watched this on Blu Ray and I'm surprised by how much I liked it.

Wolverine was never my favorite X-Men character and I hated how the three previous movies focused on him so much yet I liked this. I actually felt some sympathy towards the character.

Visual effects were iffy in places but they never really distracted or bothered me.

Would have liked to have seen more Gambit but what can you do.

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RE: Wolverine - 25/3/2011 4:01:06 PM   
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You too Tech?

So disappointed in you. You don't get to make fun of any other film ever again.

Ever.

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RE: Wolverine - 25/3/2011 4:46:38 PM   
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You too Tech?

So disappointed in you. You don't get to make fun of any other film ever again.

Ever.


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RE: Wolverine - 25/3/2011 8:32:08 PM   
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Am I supposed to not like this film?

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RE: Wolverine - 26/3/2011 12:04:08 AM   
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Fucking awful. 

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Souless and Lazy Prequel - 9/8/2011 8:45:11 PM   
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A shame that the Wolverine origins turned out to be such a mess, Jackman really does try. However, It aims for the big emotion and epic feel with rediculously OTT action sequences, a lame and clunky script and a story riddled and messed with plot holes. It doesnt feel like a prequel but a strange alternative version of the events mentioned in X2 that you seriously must ignore. It feels as though the writers try for the obvious and the lack of creative ambition really does show. Lets be fair there are worse films...

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review - 14/12/2011 4:16:52 PM   
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Though Hugh Jackman gives his all, he can't help X-Men Origins: Wolverine overcome a cliche-ridden script and familiar narrative.

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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review - 10/2/2012 12:44:23 AM   
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Poor form all over to be honest.
Which is a shame due to the fact I think Hugh Jackman has alot of respect for this ruthless,bloodied character but it just wont work if the producers,directors and distributers try to compact the character into a family orientated film.
Though I thought the cast names were chosen well the script didnt offer much leeway for the story to have much depth.The story lacked 'flow' and a smoother continuation between scenes.
A film that merely concentrated on the set scenes rather than mixing it with a tighter script.
And though I said the characters were chosen right with the right actors,the mere effort in trying to cram so many characters into the begining of a origin story was abit much for my liking.

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RE: X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review - 1/8/2012 12:36:34 PM   
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I thought by leaving this film - like a fine wine - for a couple of years I may go back and watch it again and enjoy it a little more. I watched it again the other day and needless to say I didn't. Its like buying a bottle of Lambrini and leaving that for a couple of years. It truly is fucking awful. Nuff' said.

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