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Magus 07-26-2013 09:12 PM

The Wolverine -- Come for the ninjas, stay for the acid spit
 
What the--do my eyes deceive me? Do my ears lie to me?

Did I actually see a genuinely good comic book movie this year? One I can recommend without reservations about "bloat" and "emphasis on spectacle" and "angsty grimdarkness" and "illogical plotting"?

I honestly did not expect this! Easily the best superhero movie this year (for what that is worth), and actually an okay movie all in all!

Maybe I'll be experiencing some fridge logic soon, but right now I'm actually digging this feeling.

EDIT: Stay for the credits sting or you'll be sorry!

Bard The 5th LW 07-27-2013 12:17 AM

Im kind of glad they stopped pretending all the X-Men stuff wasn't basically about Wolverine anyways.

Azisien 07-27-2013 07:29 AM

I just spent all* of yesterday morning reading reviews about how bad it was and that it was marginally better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which to me is like saying "hey it was marginally better than that week I had swine influenza." So now I'm just confused. It's good? It's bad? Do I really have to get up out of this chair and risk sunlight to see it?

*okay, 20 minutes or so

Magus 07-27-2013 10:30 AM

I have no clue who watched this movie and came to that conclusion. I'm sure one could draw some similarities to Origins (they both have, uh, Wolverine in them!), but I liked this movie WAY more. That movie was actively bad at many points.

I'm sure your mileage may vary but right now it has a 68% on the ol' Tomatometer as far as reviews go.

There are points where it got slightly hokey at times but again, I'm comparing it to Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. Maybe if this was going up against The Dark Knight it wouldn't fare as well, obviously.

Nique 08-06-2013 10:04 PM

It was better than Origins. By far. It was about as good as First-Class.

Aldurin 08-07-2013 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nique (Post 1233189)
It was better than Origins.

You need something of an actual value to compare against the movie this thread is about. This sentence is invalid.

The Artist Formerly Known as Hawk 08-07-2013 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Magus (Post 1232676)

EDIT: Stay for the credits sting or you'll be sorry!

I'm probably not going to watch the movie any time soon, but I find myself curious about this part in particular. Care to spoiler for me?

BloodyMage 08-07-2013 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawk (Post 1233198)
I'm probably not going to watch the movie any time soon, but I find myself curious about this part in particular. Care to spoiler for me?

Magneto and Xavier (that is Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart) make an appearance in order to set up Days of Future Past.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aldurin (Post 1233191)
You need something of an actual value to compare against the movie this thread is about. This sentence is invalid.

I would argue it was better than Man of Steel even or, at the very least, more enjoyable.

The Artist Formerly Known as Hawk 08-07-2013 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BloodyMage (Post 1233200)
Magneto and Xavier (that is Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart) make an appearance in order to set up Days of Future Past.

See now, when your stinger is far more interesting than the entire movie that preceeded it, something has gone wrong.

Bard The 5th LW 08-07-2013 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BloodyMage (Post 1233200)
I would argue it was better than Man of Steel even or, at the very least, more enjoyable.

I could make a 6 second video of myself farting on grizzly bear and reasonably argue that it was both superior to Man of Steel and far cheaper.


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