Wolverine!

wolverinemini-series1My review of Wolverine cannot possibly be taken seriously, so why bother.

Back when there was one Superhero movie a year, I would put on a little festival before I went to go see it. These festivals were much more interesting before X-Men, Spider-Man, or Hulks were on DVD, hell it was more interesting before they invented DVD. But Wolverine is the last Superhero movie until Iron Man 2, so here’s what I subjected my friends to, in whole or in part between 11am and 6:30pm :

  • Batman & Robin (I feel the need to show this to everyone lately, it’s far more “fuck it” than any other Superhero movie)
  • Batman Forever
  • Dark Knight
  • Rocketeer
  • Catwoman (don’t you just hope that anyone named Pitof fails?)
  • Fantastic Four
  • Iron Man
  • Superman: The Movie (Chris Reeve needs to fuck off)
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • The Spirit (a 10 with the tv muted, a 4 with the volume up)
  • X-Men

And then, worn-out, and prepared to accept anything better than Batman & Robin, we all went to go see Wolverine and it kicked ass. The big fault is, aside from a few obvious betrayals, it’s a very straightforward plot. Personally i’d watch Wolverine and Sabretooth eat fondue for two hours. If you’re wondering if you should go see a Wolverine movie, then no review’s going to clarify this decision, you are definitely going to see a Wolverine movie, and that is such a good good thing. It could’ve aspired to greatness and achieved it, but first entries aspire to greatness, third sequels never do.

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