I have an exciting week coming up, a good weekend is ahead, personally for me, but then next week, im going to see Black veil brides, im dying with excitement, they are going to be amazing, as are Yashin, who are the supporting band :D the mosh pits are going to be wild!
One thing that always puzzled me about this movie, and were im going to start off with, is why the hell is Will.iam in this movie? Of all the things to frustrate me about this movie apart from the blatant CGI looking Prof. X at the end of the movie, why does this annoy me you ask? The answer is simple, he is NOT an actor!
He appears, or voices in 4 other movies… 50 First dates, Madagascar 2, Rio, and Night and day. So why the casting agents looked at his C.V. and found that before X-men he starred in 50 first dates and Madagascar 2 and thought “wow this guy would be perfect for a role as a teleporting man” is really beyond me. Now out of the 5 films he has been in, i have only seen X-men and Madagascar 2, and apart from the fact he isn’t an actor, he wasn’t bad in X-men, and to be honest, he voiced a hippo in madagascar 2, who appeared to be some sort of perverse pimp. I wouldn’t normally rant about something like this, but it really frustrated me that out of all people who tried out for the role, the casting crew picked him.
Anyway, onto the actual movie. The storyline was excellent, although it did go off on random tangents at times, and i honestly don’t think the fake death of his wife was needed, but thats just me. The action scenes are acted out really well by Hugh Jackman, who like many actors, never really stars in a bad movie, and he carried on his great role from the X-men trilogy into this film. The characters Stryker and Victor creed were also played very well by Liev Schreiber and Danny Huston, the end scene featuring Wolverine, Victor and the weird looking mutant thing, and they double team him. The SFX on the cooling tower falling down is immense. Stryker also has an excellent ending (spoiler alert!) were Wolverines wife used her power to make him walk, make him walk until his feet bleed, that line made the end of the film for me.
Onto ratings, i’d give it a 7/10, good acting, decent storyline, good sfx, bad choice for actors.
The name itself sounds intriguing, intriguing enough apparently for me to go see it. Now obviously, this is just my opinion, but honestly, i couldn’t understand what was going on most of the time.
It cut to flashbacks, yes in a very unique way, but it made no sense to why we needed to see the flashback, there wasn’t enough talking and conversation between the main characters for the audience to properly understand what was happening. Even the ending seemed a bit odd, with this part being the only scene of the film i properly understood! I can see the interest in the film and the hype, but i think i may need to read up on it on wikipedia, or read the book, before i properly understand the film. Another + for me was the gore, which clearly was left in and was used well by the director, and it showed the gritty 1970’s life of a spy, and hidden mafia workings and secret russian moles (not the animals who live in the ground)
6/10 from me, Would be an 8/10 if i understood it!