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I have heard for years that X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a bad film. I just took that knowledge for granted and never bothered to watch it. But last week I got a chance to watch it. Are the critics right, or is this movie actually a good film? Once again, as typical for the series, I give snarky comments that are somewhat-spoilerish, and then I go into full-time spoiler mode analyzing the film.
Since Superman: The Movie hit movie screens in 1978, essentially creating the modern superhero movie, DC characters have appeared on screen in 21 films. In these 21 films, we’ve had 6 Superman movies, 2 Superman spinoffs (Supergirl, Steel), 7 Batman movies, 1 Batman spinoff (Catwoman), 1 Watchmen movie and 4 movies based on Swamp Thing, Jonah Hex and Green Lantern. Now, Superman and Superman II are classics, as is Tim Burton’s Batman (and Batman Returns which I have soft spot for.) The Dark Knight Trilogy is arguably the greatest comic book series of all time. Watchmen and Man of Steel are debatable films, as a lot of comic book fans are divided on these. But the rest of DC’s filmography? Absolute garbage. More
The trailer for the Wolverine solo film, The Wolverine, has been released. It’s gotta be better than X-Men Origins … right?
We’ve been waiting for a new X-Men film for quite some time now, including the infamous Magneto solo film, but Bryan Singer, director of X-Men and X-Men 2: X-Men United, is dishing out some secrets about the story of the film:
-The movie is set in the 1960s. JFK is President.
-Charles Xavier will have hair and use of his legs (mostly).
-The Hellfire Club are the antagonists, with Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, and January Jones as Emma Frost (which means they are indeed ignoring the character as established in WOLVERINE).
-Costumes will be more “comic bookish” than previous mutant movies.
-No Cyclops or Jean Grey. But there are still MORE characters we haven’t heard about yet.
-The movie will have “a much more international feel than the prior X-MEN movies.”
I hope its good. You can read the entire article here.