Thursday, 7 May 2009

Film: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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On Tuesday it was my birthday and we went off to movies to watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Wow. I absolutely LOVED this film! I felt like a child again and sat on the very edge of my seat for the whole 107 minutes, thoroughly captivated and entranced.

The film is directed by Gavin Hood, the ultra-cool South African director who wrote and directed the Oscar-winning film Tsotsi. That he directed Wolverine was the only thing I knew about the film (other than that it was part of the X-Men franchise and that it starred Hugh Jackman) but I was pretty confident he would do a good job.

I enjoyed the performances by Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Liev Schreiber (Sabretooth), Dominic Monaghan (Bolt) and especially Daniel Henney (Agent Zero) but for me, Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool stole the show.

I think Wade Wilson is the best super hero I have ever encountered and I fell madly in love with him the minute he hit the screens with those swords of his.

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The most excellent, most fantastic news is that it has been confirmed today that Ryan Reynolds will be starring in the X-Men spinoff “Deadpool”. How fortuitous that I get this news immediately upon developing a brand, new obsession?

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I’ve been obsessed with Wes Bentley’s Blackheart and Harry Lloyd’s everything for two years now but I have a sneaky feeling that Ryan Reynolds / Wade Wilson is about to usurp their positions as supreme objects of my affection and obsession. ♥

Despite ridiculously low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and weak ratings on IMDb, the film is top of the box office this week and I give it full marks!

Rating: vc-hot-5star

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5 comments

  1. I have watched some of X-Men but forgot what it was about. I should watch it sometime.

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  2. Happy belated birthday! This movie sounds so good.

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  3. @ Pizza: Hiya! I love the X-Men franchise. The first films were just so accessible because they were about teenagers with super powers as well as adults. Have you seen Push yet?

    @ Dori: Why thank you! I enjoyed the film even though many other people didn't.

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  4. Haven't seen this yet but I'm dying to do so. I'm a huge comic book movie fan and Wolvie is one of the greatest characters ever written. I'm definitely not going to let the poor reviews spoil it for me. Now I just have to find the time to get out and see it!

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  5. @ Eli: Sorry for the late reply!! I had never noticed before that I didn't reply to you! Did you see Wolverine yet?

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