Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Comment from the Author and Wolverine

So, while I go to school for cinema studies, I have stopped updating this site. Maybe I get the itch, but I see movies around the same time everyone else does, and I usually like most movies that I would be willing to put money down to see. And, for some pieces of trash, like Wolverine, I'm not that confident that I could add anything new to the argument about why the movie wasn't good. Personally, I feel that the casting of Will.I.Am as John Wraith sums up the films problems pretty well: a focus on the flash, while substance and a comprehensible plot fell by the wayside. I hold Fox studios completely responsible for this film as Gavin Hood has demostrated that he is perfectly capable of directing a very good movie, but as soon as there were rumblings that Fox wasn't happy with the film, everyone knew the final product would suffer. Whether or not the various stories of firings, quittings, rehirings and Richard Donner appearances are true, the fact still is that the finished product was subpar. Now, I rated the film a 6/10, which was the highest score given by anyone I saw the film with or have talked to about it since. I know that it wasn't smart or put together well, and some of the CGI just looked terrible, but that didn't stop me from enjoying Ryan Reynolds brief and somewhat innacurrate appearance as the Merc with the Mouth. Hugh Jackman's acceptable to and established actors Liev Schrieber and Danny Huston seemed to have alot of fun with their roles, really relishing being bad guys who don't talk like Iago. Nothing against Shakespeare mind you, but you could tell alot of the time that as soon as the director yelled "cut" from a particular scene, everyone would just bust out laughing at what had just been said. So while I give the film some extra slack, theres nothing I could do to change what you think about the film. I would be Jesus the Copywriter if I could type out something on this black Dell that would make you overlook Will.I.Am's obviously homosexual cowboy hat or the swords coming out of Weapon XI's arms or the plot hole of Wolverine in all his mutant glory, being unable to sense a fake dead lady covered in blood with no visible wounds. I'm just sayin'...So thats what I think of Wolverine. Was I dissapointed? Sure, of course I was. I want every film to be as good as The Dark Knight, which has now replaced the original Superman for comic book glory. So if you can get your hands on some mild innebriant, then I think you should go see this movie. I actually think you should go see it anyway. If you look deeper and try to find something deep and passionate being said in this film, go watch the stupid English Patient movie. What is contained in this film is some basic, recycled themes of betrayal and revenge with alot more yelling and Australian chest hair than you would usually see. Ok, I have to go eat before the Mariners game, but I just wanted to get this out here while it was in my head. On a more personal note, I have been watching alot of B-movies lately on the Netflix instant viewer and will probably throw up a couple reviews of those in the next week or so. Day of the Dead remake with Nick Cannon was actually more fun, and shorter, than Wolverine. Danke Schoen. Can I find the stupid Uumlaud button anywhere? Or a spellcheck? I should have just said thank you and goodbye in English because now I'm like one of those awkward answering machine messages where the person runs out of things to say and just says "Umm..." for a few seconds before hanging up. Eh, night.

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