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Review: Wolverine

I have to face the fact that the movie has been getting bad reviews. Howard Tayler gave it a below average rating, and I respect his judgment.

That said, back on 11-2-2008, the daily Writer's Block asked what comforts I fall back on when the days are short, and the nights, long, dark and cold. My reply was:

"A good blood-n-guts / sword-swinging / explosions-are-many / bad-guys-get-ground-up action movie and a steaming cup of Pero - I think it's identical to Caro, or darn close. Fireplace if available. Cat in lap preferred."

So Wolverine, which I saw this evening, turns out to be right up my alley. It had everything I could ask for in an action movie, which I watch for the same reason I go on the roller coaster - to get my heart rate up. If I want culture, I go to the Louvre or watch a film like La Strada or L'été dernier à Mariendbad

I would have given it a straight "A" if there had been more Professor Xavier and more relationship stuff between Logan and his girlfriend. As it was, Grade: A-.


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alaskawolf
May. 5th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
a great summer popcorn action flick :)
secoh
May. 5th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Good stuff! I enjoyed the other X-Men movies so was going to see it regardless of reviews.
I did enjoy Watchmen after all :)
hmoulding
May. 5th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it'll be fun to see. Hm. So many bad movies. So little time!
sleepyjohn00
May. 5th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
We know you better than that, when you want culture, you go to the fridge and start looking past the 'two weeks and older' stratum.
ccdesan
May. 5th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes. In my world, "best by" has an entirely different meaning, doesn't it...
deckardcanine
May. 5th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Sounds like something I could take or leave. I have higher priorities for viewing.

That said, I don't always agree with the majority on comic book movies. I prefer Hellboy to Spider-Man 2, for instance.

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