The movie has an experienced cast and the hype was a tad overwhelming. And while it’s not an amazing film, there’s more to X-Men Origins: Wolverine than Hugh Jackman brandishing those adamantium claws that left this skeptical X-Men first-timer floored and almost a fan.
The movie shows Logan (Jackman) as a kid, alongside his half-brother Victor (Shreiber) who escape their home when Logan’s mutant power manifests on the event of his father’s death. The two stick it out together until they get the attention of Stryker (Huston) who sends them and other mutants on assignments. But Logan gets tired of the mindless killings and leaves for a quiet life in Canada, where he lives with the love of his life Kayla ( Collins). But when Victor comes looking for him and kills his ladylove, he is forced to join hands with Stryker again, who fuses his skeleton with adamantium that makes him indestructible.
Watching the mutants wield their powers is fascinating though there are times when you think you might have seen this before. And when Deadpool single-handedly faces 20 armed guys with nothing but his sword, who else but Rajnikanth comes to mind, especially when his sword splits a bullet into two and kills the targets. Other mutants go on to display a range of powers from mind control to manipulating kinetic energy.
The story is primarily Wolverine and interwoven cleverly to include others like Blob, Gambit, Cyclops, etc. X-Men Origins is engaging with a cinematography and screenplay that leave no room for complaints. It was entertaining to watch Gambit (Kitsch) and Deadpool (Reynolds) in their element and more screen time would have been wise. But nonetheless, director Gavin Hood keeps the franchise enjoyable and worth waiting for more sequels. As for Wolverine, it’s impossible to believe that anyone could play him as well as well as Hugh Jackman.
Here’s waiting for more releases from the X-men Origins camp.