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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Like any geek worth her salt, I saw the movie this past weekend. I try not to pay too much attention to casting, spoilers, or even trailers, so I was really surprised to see in the movie. As the sole brother, I expected him to make me proud. All I can say is that he didn’t completely embarrass himself, but being pwned by Liev Shrieber is… well… not very gansta.

Anyway, if we’re just scoring on the manflesh, the movie gets an A, as demonstrated at the review here. However, if we’re scoring on portrayal of female characters, the movie gets a big old F, as discussed here.

I tried to enjoy the manflesh as much as possible.

8 thoughts on “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

  1. cccH says:

    I so love marvel comics and when going to see such movies, my expectations are always met (except The Watchmen:-()). In Wolverine’s case though, I got all I expected: gorgeous, yummy, gorgeous, yummy, gorgeous, yummy men and well, gorgeous, yummy, gorgeous, gummy men who were mostly witty, wore tight jeans on tight butts and long legs and gorgeous, yummy men. Went without my hubby too, so I could swoon at Hugh Jackman. What an animal he is, no?. Sorry if I’m not being PC, but ya have to admit those guys were all kinds of HAWT!

  2. Martina says:

    This is probably going to seem like fangirl babbling or something, but I refuse to go see that movie. Not only because it goes fairly far off of the mythology, but because of all the holes and how it just kills some of the characters.

    Some people will say, ‘just go enjoy the movie’, but that’s hard to do when you can already see other character’s possible spin-offs spinning out of reality.
    I would have loved a Deadpool movie, but seeing as how that completely threw his history (and maybe most of his character) out the window, that’s extremely unlikely. Seeing more of Gambit would have been great too, but I’m not sure how hard or easy it would for them to continue his story.

    The first three X-Men movies already made it hard for themselves to do a lot of incredible things following the series. We could have had a Hellfire Club Jean and Emma, but they mostly killed that (mostly), and they tried so hard to throw in so many useless cameos. Why put major characters as cameos, when it ruins the possibility of their future in the series?

    But maybe I’m way off base and the movie is actually enjoyable. But I can’t say too much since I haven’t seen it.

  3. Whit says:

    Yes, the delicious manflesh and action made it worthwhile. Will see again. With a pause button. On slow-mo.

  4. Victoria Janssen says:

    After reading Wolverine: Origin, I have little hope for the female roles in this movie…but am going to see it tonight, anyway. Perhaps if I ogle Wolverine enough, it will make a small dent in millenia of patriarchy.

  5. marci says:

    i saw it and loved it… my best friend and i went to what was supposed to be ‘the party’ of the bank holiday afterward and all we could think about was hitting the cinema again as a better use of our time!!
    i don’t expect anything from the female characters unless they can royally kick tail (ha ha) and so didn’t miss them at all…
    any love story angle in these movies makes me gag anyway..
    i just wanted the action and wolvie and the boys provided me with plenty…

    next stop.. star trek… the joy!

  6. Alex says:

    I’m always a little slow to the take…but sure was the only brotha in the flick. damn.

    alright movie though…..bummer about deadpool….and umm….great manflesh(?) no homo.

  7. ChloeMireille says:

    Women that Wolverine falls in love with tend to die or be damaged beyond repair in some way.(I honestly believe that Jean Grey only came back from the dead as much as she did because being in Twue Wuv with Cyclops cancels out the Wolverine’s-in-love-with-you curse.) However, women that are like family to him tend to simply be Lois Lane’d and wind up constantly in peril. *eyeroll*

    And you already know that the next movie is going to have more of the same. It’s the Japan arc, and we already know how that’s gonna go.

    But anyway… where do they get off picking Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool? He still looks like a snarky college student, not a smartass mercenary. BTW, the Deadpool movie is in the works. Hopefully, they’ll “fix” him by then.

  8. Mode says:

    Wolverin is still a hero in my heart.

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