Topic: Comic Book Movies
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3104:
Today we have a Guest Blogger, Vinnie, who is blogging his review on the 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' Film on DVD. Take it away, Vinnie!
X-Men Origins: Wolverine DVD
"This movie tells the story of Wolverine when he was a boy that leads to the first film of the X-Men Trilogy.
This movie is a story that goes way back when Wolverine was younger. It started in Canada, in the year 1845, where we see two boys growing up amongst violence. These two boys soon showed incredibly special powers. Then the movie advances forward through time as they start fighting through successive wars together, seeming to be near-invincible, and hardly aging.
I liked the action which takes a major role in this movie as with a helicopter scene where Wolverine ends up crashing the helicopter.
What I also liked about the action is that the characters used different fighting styles such as swords, fists, and guns instead of in most movies like this, just with guns. It just made it a little more interesting.
The humor, of course was funny, but also served as a way to break tension at the most suspenseful of times as with when Sabretooth and Wolverine meet again after Wolverine had adamantium attached to his bone structure. After Wolverine wielded his new claws, Sabretooth says,"Ooh, shiny," which is then lead into intense fighting amongst the two. What also made this movie better was that they weren't talking in monotone, they were using inflection in their voice to make the characters they were playing more realistic.
At some parts it would become too crowded with things going on that it would be hard to concentrate on everything, which at some points I liked, but other times, I didn't.
I recommend this movie to older audiences and comic book or X-Men lovers. I would recommend this to the older audience because of intense fighting going on in most scenes that may not be suitable for younger kids.
I would also recommend this to X-Men lovers or more in general, comic book lovers for the ideas deriving from the X-Men comicbook."
My thanks to Vinnie for watching the DVD version of the film with us, and blogging his thoughts here.
Please Note: Vinnie is not an X-Men fan(atic), but has seen all three of the X-Men Films Trilogy before this recent film. He did not see it in the theater, just on the DVD rental.
Vinnie's main interest is the 'Amazing Spider-Man' comic book title, of which his personal collection is growing. He has also seen all three of the Spider-Man Films at the theater and on DVD.
He could be 'classified' as a young fan of Spider-Man and has an interest in some other comic books. He is not a full blown collector nor reader of comics in general. Thus he is probably closer to 'mainstream' viewership than a 'fan boy'. Yet he is more knowledgeable of comics than the average mainstream reader or viewer of comics or comic book movies, having worked with me on comics buying / sorting / etc. Thanks again, Vinnie!
And...My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now past the 3,100 total posts in number!!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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