Jodo Kast wrote:
Two hundred years from now, people will wonder how we suffered through our forms of entertainment, but I'm quite happy with them, despite the limitations.
Never mind two hundred years, I'm certain there will be people who are going to be echoing that sentiment TODAY. Critics and fans alike are ripping Wolverine to shreds (you saw that coming), with the biggest insult being that it's even worse than X3: The Last Stand. Now, I'm probably one of the few who enjoyed X3 to a certain degree, and all of the unanimous hate got me even more curious to see this film.
Having come back from it today, I will say that I dug it quite a bit. It's no masterpiece for the superhero genre, but it's definitely better than X3, and to some degree, as enjoyable as X1 and X2. Jackman is, as always, in top form as Wolverine, but Schreiber's Sabretooth is just as good. The two have a terrific dynamic, their rivalry being the heart of the film - and that singularity, to me, made for an engaging drive. Their established bond during the opening credits montage was superb, and each one of their fight confrontations are excellent. I liked the Team X story thread, too, even if they did take a fair amount of liberty on its characters and their story arcs. Some got a far worse shaft than others, while secondary characters like Gambit could've used a bit more screen time. The CG also looked hokey and obvious at times, even for comic book movie standards; the final cameo toward the end of the film looked particularly awful.
The soundtrack, though highly derivative of Gregson-Williams' other works, accompanies the film well enough. It's not a particularly memorable score, and with the exception of the main theme heard in Logan Through Time and "I'll Find My Own Way", it's generally forgettable. I do like how the two tracks juxtapose the minor and major tones of the main theme, though -- and they do play for two of the best sequences in the film.
By the way, Jodo, if you stayed for the end credits, which epilogue coda scene did you get? I got the <marked for spoilers>..... Logan trying to remember in the bar one. Though I think I would've wanted to see the..... Deadpool is really still alive one more.