Now, granted, the idea behind this movie is cool. Seeing Wolverine's backstory was potentially interesting. After all, the comic is was based on is very good. So, why did the movie suck so much? The beginning is awesome. I would pay a lot of money to see a movie that follow Wolverine fighting in several wars. But no, instead this is the movie we get.
The "plot" involves "brothers" Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Sabertooth (Liev Schreiber) as the join up with William Stryker (Danny Huston) and his team of mutants: John Wraith (Will.i.am), The Blob (Kevin Durand), Agent Zero (Daniel Henney), Bolt (Dominic Monaghan) and "Deadpool" (Ryan Reynolds). Disgusted by Sabertooth's actions on a mission, Wolverine quits and falls in love with Kayla (Lynn Collins). Sabertooth finds them and kills Kayla, causing Wolverine to once again team up with Stryker to take done Sabertooth. Now with his metal claws, Wolverine teams up with con man Gambit (Taylor Kitsch) and goes to take revenge on Sabertooth.
|Man, Wolverine gives the|
worst high fives.
My personal problem with this film is the snail-paced story. Sure, there are a lot of bright and shiny action scenes to keep the kiddies occupied, but the story never really ever gets going. Wolverine wants revenge and... that's about it. An entire movie summed up in three words. There never feels like there is anything really all that important going on. There's no tension. We know the movie will end with Wolverine losing him memories, so what's the point in all of this. If it's not really well made and nothing that happens is going to matter in the long run, what's the point in telling such a huge story. I'm not trying to say that it isn't a good thing to show us what happened in Wolverine past, but if it involves changing major characters, creating large plot holes and is surprisingly dull the whole way through, then why was this the story they chose to tell.
It's also very surprising and a little unnerving to have a film with this big a budget look the shockingly cheap. Wolverine's claws, his main power, look so downright horrendous it seriously makes me wonder if the person the made the effect was fired after the movie was shown. The look like the cheap plastic toys sold at Target. The film has the sorta grainy look too that I think was meant to be stylish but just ends up making you wonder if the fished the camera out of a lake.