“Just Say No” (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)

X-Men Origins Wolverine (Poster)
The poster for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, from 2009.

I did it! Sort of. Since X-Men: Days of Future Past is out of theaters, and not yet on DVD, I’m just going to go and say that I’ve seen all of the X-Men movies, at least until October 14th. Just recently, I watched X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I might just regret it.

Wolverine, the X-Men’s most mysterious character, has lived for centuries, and been on various sides of various conflicts. Along with his brother, Sabretooth, he fights both wars, and his past when William Stryker returns, with all of the Adamantium he can carry. Angry with Stryker for killing two people who helped him, Wolverine goes on a mission of revenge.

Man, this movie is terrible. Seriously, this movie is arguably the worst of the X-Men films, (although The Last Stand (my review here) is certainly a contender). Honestly, it’s kind of embarrassing, seeing a movie that looked like it would be so good, be actually so bad. This movie could have been done so well, but instead it was just really, really, confusing, boring, and just plain weird.

Admittedly though, Gambit was pretty awesome, and that makes me excited for his solo film with Channing Tatum. Cyclops was cool, for the 5 minutes that he was there. Deadpool was an interesting character as well, until Stryker stepped in and messed him up. So, there you have it. Three good things about X-Men Origins: Wolverine. That’s probably all you’re getting. 5 out of 10.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was not a very good movie. Mind-bending (not in a good way), awkwardly plotted, yawn-inducing, and full of strange storyline decisions, the only thing keeping it from being by far the worst X-Men movie is The Last Stand, and that’s not typically a good sign.


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