I'm not gonna write a long soliloquy about either topic, but I did want to share a few words on Wolverine, both the movie and new video game. I'll start with the movie. Spoilers await.
I have to say up front that I was a bit disappointed with the movie as a whole. It was good for what it was, which is a Marvel superhero movie. A buddy of mine said it was better than The Incredible Hulk but worse than Iron Man, and I have to agree with him completely. Hugh Jackman is awesome as Wolverine, and Liev Shreiber was great as Sabertooth (though I don't remember him ever being called Sabertooth in the movie). So I give those two guys credit.... but the story of this movie, loosely based off the Wolverine Origins comic series, was just really weak for me. I was really the most disappointed with the fact that Ryan Reynolds is really only in this movie for like 10 minutes, and then 10 minutes he's in it are awesome. Need more Ryan Reynolds! The graphics are horrendous, there's one part where Logan is checking out his new metal claws in a mirror and they look almost like a cartoon. It's pretty bad. The story again, kinda weak. I'm pretty sure I don't remember there ever being a story about Wolverine and Sabertooth being brothers. I didn't like that... I thought it took away from the movie, because I would think that Wolverine ultimately wouldn't want to kill his brother, but would want to save him, but instead it's the whole movie with him trying to find him and kill him. Taylor Kitsch as Gambit was awesome though. In fact, I'll go as far as saying Gambit is the best part of the whole damn movie. Eh... I dunno, maybe I'm Dark Knight spoiled. I just think this movie could have
been a lot better. 6.5 out of 10.
The game, on the other hand, is absolutely awesome.
It's kinda loosely following the plot of the movie, I'm only a couple hours in, so I don't know much it goes through. But from what I've played, it's pure awesomeness. You just slash and shred and rip through everything in sight. You can rip dudes in half, decapitate em, cut off their legs and arms, all the while blood is spraying through the air around you. There's little easter eggs or something hidden in it. I found the hatch door from LOST in the first level... that made me laugh. Hugh Jackman did the CG and voice work for it, so it has a very authentic feel. The graphics are pretty decent and the cut scenes are quick and spread out just enough. It's not a cake walk either, it's pretty challenging, but it's a lot of fun at the same time. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to just tear shit up for a few hours. Give the game 7.5 out of 10.