I've learned that movie adaptations of writing whether it be comic book or written novels must be just that, adapted to fit the format of a full length movie. Things must be altered and rearranged, what really matters is keeping the feeling and heart of the original source material alive, with that said X-men Origins Wolverine is a slap in the face to not only fans of the comics, but fans of the first three movies that made the franchise so popular.
This movie seemed more of cliff notes of the story of wolverine more then an adaptation, with brief glimpses of every aspect of his life, this included 5 minutes of his childhood, a couple of minutes of his military history (which was a cool sequence) during the opening credits. He then worked for the organization for half a mission and was part of weapon x for even less time, seems that wolverine is the best at what he does, and what he does isnt really explained in this movie, besides screaming at the heavens and walking away while things explode behind him. This was easily one of the worst bastardizations of great source material.
for a movie with a budget of $150 million it sure has huge gashes in its armor. From terrible prosthetic bone claws to poorly composite adamantium ones, this seemed like a rushed unrefined job. Besides one exciting scene around the middle of the movie which is seen all over the trailer, the other action sequences were snooze fests and complete cliches out of the Michael Bay playbook. Some of the worst harness and string work I've seen in a very long time.
One of the most redeeming qualities in this movie was its cast, though very Hollywood, Hugh Jackman still plays a cool wolverine, Liev Schriber as the merciless sabertooth was perfect, also great performances by Danny Huston as William Stryker and Will I Am as wraith. Gambit was very underused but great when he was on screen. As many have already said and I agree is how under used the perfect casting of Ryan Reynolds as deadpool was, he fit the part like a glove too bad the director decided not to wear it.
For how terrible this movie was I wasnt too upset, it didnt match up with comics or the previous movies, sub par special fx, and full of cliches, I still had a good laugh, and I recommend seeing it for cheap as a matinee, or just renting it with friends, but really nothing special.
What i do recommend is reading and picking up is