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I wanted to like it, but there were too many flaws
on 18 May 2014
Wolverine. Amazing Character, and an Origins movie seemed like an interesting concept, however so many plot holes were in the story, it was disappointing.
Firstly, there were the characters. As much as I liked Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, they completely destroyed his character with what Deadpool eventually looked like. Similarly with Gambit, I liked the cameo, but it felt pointless. Not only that, but the characters were poorly written, and Emma Frost appears younger ten years after First Class, which is pretty confusing. Wolverine himself was written pretty poorly as well, making him even more soft than in Last Stand. In fact, the only consistently good character for me was Victor (portrayed by Liev Schreiber) as Mr. Schreiber managed to truly bring out the role to the best of his ablilty, making Sabretooth even more bestial than I could have imagined.
Secondly, the plot was predictable and poor. As I've mentioned with the whole Emma Frost thing, there were more inconsistencies that failed to take other films into account, such as Professor X being able to stand, despite him being completely wheelchair bound in the past three films.
Also there was an incredibly dumb reason for him choosing Wolverine, that being an incredibly silly moon story, and none of the villains seemed to have brains in this. The story was pretty godawful
Finally, there was the "special mutant team", Will.i.am and Ryan Reynolds did very well in their roles but Reynolds was cut horribly short and ruined, turning Deadpool into a Wolverine/Cyclops/Wraith rip-off. Dominic Monaghan's role was cut too short for him to be good. Zero was a good villain, but I'd have preferred to see more of him, and the blob...well let's just say it was really dumb.
However there is a good reason I gave it two stars, that is the acting. Obviously I've mentioned Liev Schreiber, but Jackman still managed to pull off the role as Wolverine, despite character flaws. Some of the supporting characters did well for actors, ones that shone for me were Will.i.am, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch and whoever played Zero (forgotten his name).
All-in-all, mediocre at best, but it won't waste your time completely.