|| X-Men 2
Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- Superman Returns
- X-Men: Apocalypse
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
|07.29.09||DVD|| I'm playing through X-Men Origins: Wolverine on the xbox 360 and having a lot of fun with it. Since I never saw the movie (and we're in the lull between the work print leak and the dvd rips) I decided to watch this again to sate my urge of seeing Jackman's wolverine in action. It's surprising - almost shocking - to me how much this movie has aged. I still probably think this is the best X-Men movie but... it's nowhere near as good as some newer comic book films to come out. There's absolutely zero character development, barely any lines even for half the cast, and half the actors look pretty ridiculous (especially James Marsden when he has to cry behind his "cool" cyclops visor). I remember thinking that Nightcrawler got a pretty decent treatment but now he seems relegated to reciting prayers in an oddly not-german accent. Brian Cox is basically the star of this movie and he's the only one who isn't a mutant. The over-reliance of Mystique bugged me then and bugs me now... makes you wonder how anything got done in Last Stand (which I'm afraid to revisit if I thought all this stuff about this one).|
I still more or less enjoyed myself... it's just that I was holding this movie as the gold standard of comic book films in my mind and movies like The Dark Knight and Iron Man is clearly better. Oh well. It's been a long 6 years.