| X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) |
The latest X-Men flick starring Hugh Jackman who plays Wolverine for the 4th time, is basically a spin-off of the series. It looks at Wolverine's past and how he came to embrace his animal instincts. These include his rocky relationship with Sabretooth (very well portrayed by Liev Screiber), Colonel William Stryker (Danny Huston replacing Brian Cox) and many others.
The director Gavin Hood does not disappoint when it comes to special effects although I felt that the whole movie lacked depth and insight especially when it comes to character development. Of course this is hard to do given the sheer number of heros and villains we encounter.
It was pretty neutral when it came to male-positivity and male-bashing. There was really only one real bad guy and the good guys were manipulated male and female characters. The Sabretooth character is not portrayed in the usual black and white fashion of good and evil which I am grateful for. I don't want to spoil the movie but there is a twist with one of the female characters that ends up with Wolverine deciding he will "find his own way." From a MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) point of view this movie was pretty male positive.
Overall it was a decent enough watch but not particularly memorable.
- Reviewed by Maximilian
Rated: PG13 in USA, 12A in UK, PG in Canada due to action violence and parial nudity.
Duration: 1 hour and 47 minutes