Saturday, May 09, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I had a girls day out with Wen and Wan at Shoppingtown Doncaster.

It was almost impossible to find a parking space since it's Mother's Day Eve and the whole Melbourne is out shopping for presents. Wen and I spent 2 1/2 hours (!) circling the car park before we eventually found a spot across the road.

By the time we finished lunch at TGI Fridays with Wan, it was nearly 5pm and all the shops had started pulling down their shutter doors. I suddenly started missing Malaysia, if not for anything else, at least the long opening hours of shopping mall.

Lunch was heaps of fun. We had so much to catch up and debrief each other that we barely had time for air or food! I guess that's what happens when you put 3 chatty girls at the same table huh?

Since our shopping plans were down the drain, we adjourned to Glen Waverley for Wolverine and coffee.

The movie was great and definitely enjoyable. What else is there to say about a show with Hugh Jackman walking around topless for half of the time huh? That's one sexy Aussie!

Having said that, I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed by the details of the storyline and emotional investment of the characters. Or rather, the lack of them.

Too much loose ends and inconsistencies, but not enough character development. It tells the story of our favourite mutant's past before his X-men days, though in a rather uninspiring way that lacks omph. Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber are two great performers, but they weren't really given a lot to play with, except constantly beating each other up in the many pointless fight scenes.

Then again, I'm probably overly-critical since I stepped into the cinema with high expectations, which is never a good thing. *Shrugs*

The ending, however, was surprisingly good. It was heart-wrenching when Wolverine looked at Silverfox yet couldn't remember her as the woman he once so deeply loved.

All in all, it was an entertaining movie that's definitely worth 2 hours of your precious weekend. Especially if you're a big fan of Hugh Jackman like yours truly.

Lesson of the day: Leave your high expectations at home when you go to the movies, and you might just be pleasantly surprised.

4 left a petal:

Doreen said...

Hugh Jackman is one real sexy man on earth! I especially love his character in Kate and Leopold, such a charming man. I hope to watch Wolverine soon.

emotionalistic said...

From the movie previews i watched, I think Wolverine is one of the movies worth watching compared to the rest that is available now. Even Fast & Furious4 was a dissapointment to me.

sdovelly said...

Glad that you are feeling better now :)

MisSmall said...

Doreen: Hugh Jackman is like fine wine, he only gets better with age. His laugh lines melt my heart! :D

Emotionalistic: It's definitely a movie worth watching, just remember not to get your hopes up too high. :)

Sdovelly: I'm not.