Now, as most of you know, an early workprint of Wolverine was leaked onto the internet a month before the film's release and word got out that it sucked. Well, that didn't stop it from getting $87 Million opening weekend. So, are the rumors true? Well, let's take a look. X-Men Orgins: Wolverine is a prequel to the original X-Men directed by Bryan Singer and takes place 17 years earlier. It's directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman as James Howlett / Logan / Wolverine, and Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed.
The story gets under way as the boy who will become Wolverine makes a shocking discovery about his family bloodline and gains a brother in the process. Flash forward to find the mutant siblings battling side by side through two world wars and Vietnam where they are sentenced to death for killing a commanding officer. Logan and his brother, Victor Creed (aka Sabretooth) join a top-secret government task force. When their targets begin to include innocent civilians, conscientious Logan escapes to the Canadian Rockies where he builds a home with a hot schoolteacher Kayla Silverfox. Informed by his old commanding officer, William Stryker, that the members of his old team are being targeted for death. Logan is heartbroken when Victor finds and kills Kayla. Vowing revenge, Logan agrees to take part in a dangerous experiment that will fuse his bones with a powerful metal alloy called adamantium which makes him virtually indestructible and gives him the strength needed to defeat his powerful brother. Subsequently betrayed by Stryker, Logan, now Wolverine sets out to find his blood-lusting brother and stop the cycle of violence once and for all. Along the way, the temperamental hero is joined by fellow mutants John Wraith and Remy LeBeau (aka Gambit). But before Wolverine can seek vengeance against Striker and his brother, he'll have to do battle with Deadpool, a formidable mutant instilled with many powers.
All I can say is that it was a huge dissapointment. The writing was poor, the acting was ehh and it just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. Even though the last X-men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand was a big letdown, I was really hoping that this would be better, but that just didn't happen. I know it may be cool to see some of your favorite comic book characters on the big screen but that still wasn't enough to save this movie. This reminds me alot of the Superman & Batman Series. The first two films were excellent pictures, the third film was much worse, but not that bad, and after the fourth film, there was just no hope. Luckily the Batman series was redeemed by Christopher Nolan with Batman Begins & The Dark Knight. And same goes for the Superman series with Superman Returns directed by Bryan Singer. But even though Mr. Singer may have been able to save the Superman series, the X-men series was left in the hands of some pretty bad directors resulting in some pretty bad films. So, I suppose the best we can hope for is a reboot. Lastly, If your planning on seeing this movie, don't let my review stop you. Alot of my friends really liked this movie. So I can't say whether your going to like it or hate it. This review is just my own personal opinion. So yeah, that's really about it. Thanks for reading and if you liked this movie, that's good for you.