This action-packed prequel to the popular X-Men films explores Marvel Comics character Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) past and the events that influenced the mutant before the Weapon X program bonded his skeleton with the powerfully strong metal alloy adamantium. After the death of his girlfriend, Wolverine seeks vengeance against supervillain Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber). Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston and Lynn Collins co-star. (Netflix)
The X-Men series just keeps going down, with every movie being not as good as its predecessor. That being said, they aren’t bad as stand alone movies, it’s just in comparison to its predecessors that it looks weak. Hugh Jackman tried his hardest, I’ll give him that, he tried to really make something out of a script that gave him practically nothing. The special effects were not as good as previous movies, but still pretty decent. And I love how Ryan Reynolds got a whole bunch of buzz over this movie and he is probably only in about 10 minutes, same with Dominic Monaghen. Ok, negative things aside, like I said, this wasn’t absolutely terrible. As a fan of the trilogy, it was interesting to see how Wolverine became what he is. It was also fun to see younger versions of mutants we see later, specifically Scott/Cyclops. The addition of Liev Schreiber was a good idea. He was terrifying as Victor/Sabretooth. And it was fast paced, which is always nice. So, if you’re a fan of the trilogy, you’ll like this for the background information and the hints at the future, but if you’re new to the series, don’t watch this one first.