Monday, December 15, 2008

Wolverine (First Trailer)


Well, they definitely de-pussified the character. A welcome change coming off the complete waste of time that was X-Men 3.

Other than that, the trailer didn't impress me much. Wolverine doesn't need an origin story. Giving Wolverine an origin story actually subtracts from the character, instead of adding to it. And exploring Wolverine's family/domestic issues is about the last thing I want to see on the big screen - especially if the character's arc is getting revenge for the stolen lives of lost loved ones...the most boring, unoriginal story the filmmakers could tell.

And why are there so many supporting Marvel characters in a film about Wolverine? All they needed was Wolverine and a baddie or two from the Marvel franchise to make a solid film. It sounds like a business decision to me, since Marvel has certainly put profit before a good story before, setting up future stories and characters by adding them haphazardly into stories where they don't belong. I doubt that this movie can support that many characters and tell a proper Wolverine story, but I have little doubt that Marvel already has spin-off movies planned with these additional characters if this movie, a spin-off itself, does sufficient bank.

I'm still going to give it a chance and catch it in theaters. Hugh Jackman is the only actor I know that can pull off Wolverine, and it's worth it just to see the man work.

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