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Wolverine Delivers, But Nothing More.
News: Lo and behold, here’s my dish on the most anticipated movie blockbuster that still turned out to be a major hit despite the 4 million leak downloads. The movie producers griped abput losing 28 million and guess how much the movie made, as of May 3rd: 87 million dollars. Wow, I told you, piracy helps! These 4 million people wouldn’t pay for shit. Instead, they helped as some sort of the new world viral marketers.
So as for the movie, ahem. The opening war scenes, I knew this movie was going to be monumental in terms of special effects. I saw this one stand up routine by Eddie Izzard on how american movies are so perfect for popcorn, because you can eat them without taking your eyes off the screen. It’s like seeing comicbook pages flipped from front to back at a high rate. But but but, Wolverine is trying to cram as much action as possible without really developing the back stories of its characters that it looks like a, let me quote IMDB, “4 scene cameos”.
I love a man like Hugh Jackman, but in Wolverine, Liev Schreiber steals the show as Sabretooth. I rooted and sympathized for Sabretooth the whole movie and he turns out to save the day, while that might be a spoiler for some, but don’t worry, Wolverine is one predictable movie.
The verdict: 3.5 out of 5.
Good for the eyes, does little for the mind, unlike Spiderman 2 which is only my favorite superhero movie yet.