May 2, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

So much of the Wolverine origin story has been told, perhaps obliquely, in three X-Men feature films, that I hoped that a 107-minute all-Wolverine movie would contribute something new, something interesting, and something faithful to the comic books. I was mostly disappointed. Excellent performances by Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber are the highlights of this workmanlike reheating of X-Men 2.
As a whole, the film was capable, but the three previous X-Men features (even The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner) all had some thoughtfulness, some sophistication, and some personal flair. Wolverine felt like it was directed by autopilot. "Workmanlike" is not much of a compliment to director Gavin Hood on his second Hollywood feature.

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