By: Mark Bomback (screenplay), Scott Frank (screenplay).
Directed By: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima
Wolverine goes on a life-altering trip to Japan where he will meet and battle against one of his biggest enemies. Faced with an unexpected change, for the first time Wolverine must fight even when he’s at his weakest.
Wolverine is not the worst comic book film, but it is not the best. The action and acting was great, but I usually find myself thinking “shouldn’t Hugh Jackman just retire as the Wolverine and let someone else try?”
However after seeing his latest performance as Logan/Wolverine, those thoughts of doubt were removed instantly. Jackman portrays Wolverine perfectly and I couldn’t really imagine anybody else playing him. The fight scene on the train was excellently done, the special effects were superb for that, it was exciting and dangerous. I loved it.
All of the fight scenes were incredible, it was high paced, it was violent; probably a little too violent for younger audiences because I was even shocked by certain incidents, in fact I wimped out and covered my eyes at one stage, cause I do not want to see so much blood from one person. Plus who doesn’t like ninja, samurai styled fighting? (If I tried to kick that high I would probably dislocate a hip).
The film also had its problems, (the twist - it didn’t make sense and I’m pretty sure that most people will predict it. It was just silly).
I’m not dismissing Svetlana Khodchenkova as an actress but Viper was ridiculous, she was not necessary. In fact one of the worst villains I have seen (apart from the amazing Spiderman’s friendly lizard). She was funny and I just couldn’t take her seriously. They should’ve used more mutants, ones who are more intimidating…One thing is for certain… Someone needs to get that girl a Doctor and a breath mint, cause I’m pretty sure a tongue that long or a breath that color isn’t normal, unless you’re Gene Simmons from “Kiss”, or if you want another comparison…
One day there will come a time when a director wants to do a reboot with a hotter, younger and a more appealing actor to play the role. Everyone has a vision and every comic is tested, tried and adapted in a new way every few years because it is an endless contest as to who can make the better version.
If you ask me they don’t ask the fans enough of what they want and if they did then maybe, just maybe it will sort out everyone’s problems.
However this will never ever be the case, as I have said before, everyone has a vision so not one mind is the same. The perfect comic book film is never going to exist because there is just no pleasing some people.
Do you think the perfect comic book movie will ever be created?
WILL WE EVER BE HAPPY?!
So many questions…
“Bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles, so we can all just be happy…”
Yup. Never. Going. To. Happen.
If you haven’t already, check out the trailer below.