Open Discussion Thread: X-Men Origins Wolverine

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You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it, and you may have even taken a peek at the leaked version. But tomorrow is the first time you’ll actually be able to see “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” on the big screen. The film is a topic of great interest for a lot of people beyond the fanboys and comic book geeks out there; industry insiders are also looking at the viability of a series of “X-Men Origins” movies, with “Magneto” possibly on the horizon. This is your open thread for “X-Men: Wolverine”. If you’ve seen it, let us know what you think.

Leading up to the events of “X-Men,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Liev Schreiber, Dominic Monaghan, Lynn Collins, Danny Huston, Daniel Henney, Taylor Kitsch, Kevin Durand, Scott Adkins, Will i Am

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Author: Nix

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  • sam

    oh god! save your money
    this franchise put a lot of weight on the directors shoulders, and clearly he could not handle the weight.

  • sam

    oh god! save your money
    this franchise put a lot of weight on the directors shoulders, and clearly he could not handle the weight.

  • sam

    oh god! save your money
    this franchise put a lot of weight on the directors shoulders, and clearly he could not handle the weight.

  • Leo

    TWENTY CENTURY FOX HAS WIPED HIS ASS WITH A BELOVED CHARACTER AGAN!.
    I was sorprised how bad “Xmen Origins: Wolverine” is. I mean, it have all the ingredients to fail. Bad directing, awful story, HORRENDUS (and cheap) special effects, sad wire work. What is going on wit Fox anyway?. They are thinking between suits: Hey, what should we do to make more money out of our franchise?: Big explosions, hero poses, corny frases and big explosions. Yak!. One of the few things that are remarkable good on the movie is Liev Schriever’s character (sabretooth). At first I thought he wans’r the right guy, but he’s a terrific actor and you can see how much he trained for his role. Taylor Kistch is also a good Gambit. He gave the character a vigor and fun that his character is, so a hurra for Taylor as well. Jackman try to do his thing, but he’s find himself trapped in a horrible screenwriting and stupid poses that sometimes he look even comical (i.e. when he smash -with his claws- the exit stairs that Gambit is usin to scape).

    I’m sure the movie will get over 100 million in the box office, but won’t have as near as they projected. I mean, this is a MEGA-BUDGET production but you still can see the fake CGI claws, shameful fake background and several other things I won’t even mention. Dragonball Evoluion (another Fox failure) was made with $45 millions and still have some better special effects in some of they’re scenes than Wolverine.

    I can’t mention Deadpool because I’m not familarized with the character but I heard that the personification that Ryan Reynolds gave him is not near the original. I’m pretty sure is not Mr. Reynolds fault but the director. How can they think in make a franchise out of this character when he only have a couple of lines in the film?.

    Not everything is bad though. There are some action scenes that are good and can be exiting, but it doesn’t compensate.

    But these are only my two cents on the matter. Go to theaters and see for yourself.

    • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

      you thought Gambit was good? Man, I thought he was the wrost, next to Deadpool. He was NOTHING like the character. I would of much rather preffered Josh Holloway to play Gambit if anything.

    • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

      you thought Gambit was good? Man, I thought he was the wrost, next to Deadpool. He was NOTHING like the character. I would of much rather preffered Josh Holloway to play Gambit if anything.

  • Leo

    TWENTY CENTURY FOX HAS WIPED HIS ASS WITH A BELOVED CHARACTER AGAN!.
    I was sorprised how bad “Xmen Origins: Wolverine” is. I mean, it have all the ingredients to fail. Bad directing, awful story, HORRENDUS (and cheap) special effects, sad wire work. What is going on wit Fox anyway?. They are thinking between suits: Hey, what should we do to make more money out of our franchise?: Big explosions, hero poses, corny frases and big explosions. Yak!. One of the few things that are remarkable good on the movie is Liev Schriever’s character (sabretooth). At first I thought he wans’r the right guy, but he’s a terrific actor and you can see how much he trained for his role. Taylor Kistch is also a good Gambit. He gave the character a vigor and fun that his character is, so a hurra for Taylor as well. Jackman try to do his thing, but he’s find himself trapped in a horrible screenwriting and stupid poses that sometimes he look even comical (i.e. when he smash -with his claws- the exit stairs that Gambit is usin to scape).

    I’m sure the movie will get over 100 million in the box office, but won’t have as near as they projected. I mean, this is a MEGA-BUDGET production but you still can see the fake CGI claws, shameful fake background and several other things I won’t even mention. Dragonball Evoluion (another Fox failure) was made with $45 millions and still have some better special effects in some of they’re scenes than Wolverine.

    I can’t mention Deadpool because I’m not familarized with the character but I heard that the personification that Ryan Reynolds gave him is not near the original. I’m pretty sure is not Mr. Reynolds fault but the director. How can they think in make a franchise out of this character when he only have a couple of lines in the film?.

    Not everything is bad though. There are some action scenes that are good and can be exiting, but it doesn’t compensate.

    But these are only my two cents on the matter. Go to theaters and see for yourself.

    • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

      you thought Gambit was good? Man, I thought he was the wrost, next to Deadpool. He was NOTHING like the character. I would of much rather preffered Josh Holloway to play Gambit if anything.

  • SAINT

    I hate it when Hollywood doesn’t stick to the basics. They mess with things. I wish they would stop, “Smallville-ing the costumes” and pull out the capes, masks and tights. And for once I wish that in one Marvel movie the hero would actually stay in costume during the final battle. The films that nail it are the films that stick to the basics, stick to the costumes, stick to the origins.. Wolverine was a mess of a film, but I hope this doesn’t put an end to these tyoes of films. You would think with the amount of people and money the studio spent on the film, someone would have the balls to stand up and say, “This sucks – The fans aren’t going to like this.”

  • SAINT

    I hate it when Hollywood doesn’t stick to the basics. They mess with things. I wish they would stop, “Smallville-ing the costumes” and pull out the capes, masks and tights. And for once I wish that in one Marvel movie the hero would actually stay in costume during the final battle. The films that nail it are the films that stick to the basics, stick to the costumes, stick to the origins.. Wolverine was a mess of a film, but I hope this doesn’t put an end to these tyoes of films. You would think with the amount of people and money the studio spent on the film, someone would have the balls to stand up and say, “This sucks – The fans aren’t going to like this.”

  • SAINT

    I hate it when Hollywood doesn’t stick to the basics. They mess with things. I wish they would stop, “Smallville-ing the costumes” and pull out the capes, masks and tights. And for once I wish that in one Marvel movie the hero would actually stay in costume during the final battle. The films that nail it are the films that stick to the basics, stick to the costumes, stick to the origins.. Wolverine was a mess of a film, but I hope this doesn’t put an end to these tyoes of films. You would think with the amount of people and money the studio spent on the film, someone would have the balls to stand up and say, “This sucks – The fans aren’t going to like this.”

  • Lauren

    ATTENTION 20TH CENTURY FOX!!! BRING BACK CYCLOPS AND GIVE HIM A GREAT ROLE!!! GIVE CYCLOPS MORE FIGHT SCENES & A NEW LOVE INTEREST!!!

    Cyclops has been in all through the 40 years of X-Men Comics as the Leader of the X-Men. Marvel Studios has even said that Cyclops is second to Captain America in terms of being a Great Leader & Strategist.

    And the X-Men is not all about the overrated 6 foot tall Wolverine. Let’s give the other X-Men a chance to be portrayed properly especially Cyclops. Since Cyclops has been mistreated in the other X-Men Movies. I think it’s time that we give Cyclops the respect he deserved. Let’s give Cyclops a chance.

  • Lauren

    ATTENTION 20TH CENTURY FOX!!! BRING BACK CYCLOPS AND GIVE HIM A GREAT ROLE!!! GIVE CYCLOPS MORE FIGHT SCENES & A NEW LOVE INTEREST!!!

    Cyclops has been in all through the 40 years of X-Men Comics as the Leader of the X-Men. Marvel Studios has even said that Cyclops is second to Captain America in terms of being a Great Leader & Strategist.

    And the X-Men is not all about the overrated 6 foot tall Wolverine. Let’s give the other X-Men a chance to be portrayed properly especially Cyclops. Since Cyclops has been mistreated in the other X-Men Movies. I think it’s time that we give Cyclops the respect he deserved. Let’s give Cyclops a chance.