I was never a Marvel comic book fan so I found myself alienated during those times when my college classmates discussed episodes of X-men cartoons from local TV. I had no idea of the X-men characters until I saw the movies about them. Having mutant characters with special powers in series of films is really engaging.
The sudden plan of watching the latest uncanny movie, X-men Origins : Wolverine with my wife and kid with 2 friends successfully pushed through. An hour before I and my family checked-out from an overnight stay in a hotel in Manila this morning, I’ve texted Rob and LG and invited them to watch the movie with us in Trinoma mall, Quezon City. We made it to 6:10PM screening after having an early dinner.
The FIRST 30 minutes of the movie were the most interesting. It was a clear-cut description of Wolverine’s life from a mere prepubescent until he was recruited by Colonel Stryker. Effects were edgy at the beginning credits especially when the brothers, Wolverine and Victor a.k.a. Sabretooth fought side-by-side in Civil War to establish the characters. Those scenes remind me of another Jackman’s movie, Swordfish where similar effects were used. Hugh Jackman was in his best element as he reprise the role of a mutant with metallic claws and regenerative abilities enabling him to heal rapidly.
Most scenes were exhilarating except for some talkie parts and the LAST 30 minutes where computer graphics were so grossly apparent. It could have been polished than what was shown to avoid inconsistencies. It appeared to me those scenes were rushed or something.
The other interesting characters could have been explored more. But nevertheless, since I understood how Logan/Wolverine lost his memory and became more uncanny, I give it a two-thumbs up! And would wish for more ”Origins” movies of other X-men characters.
My wife Tina likes Hugh Jackman so much. I just allow her to admire 2008 People magazine’s sexiest man alive. I couldn’t care less for even Keanu Reeves himself is envious of Mr. Wolverine as I read it here.
No competition between Hugh and me anyway, LOL !