Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wolverine's Claws Are A Little Dull

Saw the new X-Men Origins: Wolverine this evening. Didn't love it. Didn't hate it.

The fight scenes were generally well-done, if mostly repetative. There's only so much of Wolvie roaring and charging straight in, claws slashing, with the occasional flip thrown in, that I can watch before it starts to blur. I was actually more interested in the slugfest between the teleporter John Wraith (played by Will i Am) and Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber)than all the catfights between the Logan and Creed/Sabretooth.

The plot with its siblings at odds, the hero's love taken from him, the bad guy's conspiracy was ground that was well-trod, and moved along as it should, though with no surprises.

My wife was pretty impressed with the multitude of variously-nude Hugh Jackman shots, but I can't say that held any interest for me. Oh for the early days of X-Men with Rebecca Romijn and her Mystique body paint. Sigh.

Ultimately, unless you're a big Weapon X fan, this one's a renter.
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