I finally got to see Wolverine, but I'll save my opinion on it for later.
By now, everyone has picked up on the synopsis, but for the slow ones, here it is.
Logan (Wolverine) and his brother, Victor Creed, a.k.a. Sabretooth, are born in nineteenth century Canada, and immigrate their way to America and fight in every major war until Vietnam, where they are arrested and sentenced to death for killing a superior officer. After they survive their execution, they are imprisoned and later freed by Col. William Stryker, who recruits them to his elite team of mutants. In search of a strange meteoric metal, Logan leaves the team and settles down with a school teacher in Canada.
After six years, Sabretooth track him down and kill his girlfriend, persuading him to go with Stryker and have the adamantium grafted to his skeleton. It is then that he finds out about Stryker's deception, and escapes to Las Vegas to find some of his old teammates, who help him hunt down Stryker, who has been rounding up mutants for a secret experiment on his "island." He makes his way to New Orleans and recruits Gambit to help him bring down Stryker.
Once on the island, Logan finally realizes the truth and helps to free the captured mutants and bring them to safety. Stryker then unleashes Weapon Eleven, Deadpool, to find and kill Logan. As Logan fights Deadpool, the other mutants escape from the facility to find a "familiar face." Logan, with the help of his brother, kill Deadpool and escape the island, but not before Stryker shoots adamantium bullets into Logan's brain, knocking him unconscious and giving him amnesia.
Going into this, I had no real knowledge other than what I had seen in the other three X-Men movies. I have been anxious to see this movie since watching the initial trailers for it, despite the leaked copy out on the Internet.
For the first half, I was thinking this one was Better Than Sex. Everything was working. The acting, the editing, the special effects, the direction, everything drew me in and made me feel a part of this movie. Unfortunately, as the movie progressed into the second act, things slowed down. and the movie lost the edge it started with. I personally thought more could have been done to Lynn Collins' Kayla Silverfox could have been done better, or at least edited, written, or directed better. However, the other supporting characters were great. will.i.am's John Wraith was superb, as was Taylor Kitsch as Gambit.
Despite the second half of the movie and the faults I found with it, I still found this movie entertaining and worth the money I payed for it. I would give this rating a solid:
Of course, all of this is in my own opinion, and if you didn't like this movie, that's fine. I don't need a bunch of garbage about "how much this movie sucked" and "I don't know how to critique movies." To those people, I can only say FUCK YO THOUGHTS and if you want to give your own review, post your own blog, dammit.