I saw Star Trek in the theatre. I saw Wolverine on DVD. A DVD borrowed from the library at that. I had my misgivings, reviews told me I was likely right, and I have to say I wasnâ€™t blown away by the movie. It was okay. Not bad. Considering the talent they were working with and the insane amount of source material they could have played with, Iâ€™m a little disappointed with what they delivered, and Iâ€™m a little more disappointed that they felt they had to do the origin story.
I feel the same way about Marvel, and its continued desperation to tell us every little detail about Loganâ€™s life. Wasnâ€™t he cool because he was the man with the shady past? Now heâ€™s just the man with the confusing past. Not quite the same cachet.
Now, I like that they are apparently going to use the Logan in Japan angle, which usually works pretty good (though I found Kitty Pryde and Wolverine tepid, at best). Iâ€™m not going to get excited, but I am waiting with anticipation. Thereâ€™s the chance theyâ€™ll pull off something extraordinary.