Movie Review X-Men Franchise

Movie Review – Wolverine, The

For a film with Wolverine as the star, there’s less action here than you might think. Instead, the film goes for story and character before action, although when Wolverine does need to fire up, you know folks are gonna get hurt. Plot threads and character details from previous X-Men franchise films are given some closure, and the way is paved for an eventual sequel, so The Wolverine knows its job and delivers it well. Hardly groundbreaking, but definitely worthwhile.

Movie Review X-Men Franchise

Movie Review – X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Energetic, yet fatally flawed comic-b0ok film which falls far from the lofty heights of The Dark Knight, Iron Man or even, gulp, the original X-Men for character development and narrative cohesion. A plethora of second tier characters, all with limited screen time, simple seem to get in the way of the mighty Wolverine, without really adding anything to the mythos of the character. Second rate effects, and a script bordering on anaemic, only add to this film’s woes. Enjoyable only as a lowbrow entry into the mighty X-Men saga that does nothing to further Fox’s cause to make more.

Movie Review X-Men Franchise

Movie Review – X2: X-Men United

X2 was made under the adage that “bigger is better”, and while that might not normally hold up in Hollywood, and in movies in general, in this particular instance, it’s utterly correct. Working with a larger budget, a more widescreen storyline and epic themes, the intimacy of the previous film has been replaced with the dire, cataclysmic events that will send the world spiralling into conflict.

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