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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review of film: “X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE” – The “ANIMAL Magnetism” isn’t enough to make it special

Review of film:   "X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINEThe “ANIMAL Magnetism” isn’t enough to make it special =   
                [ Rating:  7.75 of 10 stars ]
Date Rated: May 1, 2009 | Rel. Date: May 1, 2009
There’s been a lot of controversy over the leaked early web release of this.  As to claims of newly-added scenes, there’s a minor 1 near the start of the end credits & 1 near the very end that lasts less than 20 seconds & is a plot device seen in loads of sci-fi films from literally 50 years ago...

...  HUGH JACKMAN works hard as the title character, as does his main antagonist, his brother Victor / Sabretooth (LIEV SCHREIBER)…
 If you accept that this film was designed to explain 150 or so years in the past lives of those 2 characters and introduce lots of others seen in previous X-MEN films, then it does that fairly successfully-- tho such short shrift is given to so many of the mutant creatures, it’s hard to feel "satisfied" in knowing them...

...  The audience gave the film mild applause, & 2 guys near me agreed with each other that it has a lot of ACTION & good SPECIAL EFFECTS...

...  It has some interesting elements & decent acting, it’s a good "popcorn" movie-- but it's often WEAK as a stand-alone [in the "series"]...

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