The Good, The Bad and What Pete Hammond Sez: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Ah, the Weekend! Sure, you can see the clip above for a peek(end) at what's coming out or wait until next week when we review them on The Rotten Tomatoes Show.In the mean time, we'll check in with our good friends at RottenTomatoes.com to see the scores for the big releases. But more imporantly, we can get a glimpse of what The Good, The Bad and What Pete Hammond had to say!
This week, X-Men Origins: Wolverine!
That’s not to say the action isn’t hair raisingly exciting and regular, but it feels like the fight scenes are simply a break from a story that is being crammed in, rather than something being naturally told.
-Luke Edwards, FHM UK
It’s not a bad film and is an improvement on X-Men: The Last Stand but it also feels like every other comic-book adaptation we’ve ever seen and that is a major drawback.
-Allan Hunter, Daily Express
An action-packed ride filled with nonstop thrills and spectacular visual effects that deserves to be experienced on the big screen with a large crowd.
-Avi Offer, NYCMovieGuru.com
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, with its ungainly, geeky title and its relatively trim running time, helps explain just what makes this guy so intriguing and unusual.
-A.O. Scott, New York Times
We get something more akin to Jim Henson's Mutant Babies, with some Highlander touches thrown in for good measure.
-Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
Even by the standard of a fourth-in-a-series summer blockbuster, Wolverine is remarkably lame.
-Dana Stevens, Slate
What Pete Hammond Said:
Hugh Jackman's action-filled spinoff delivers on the brawn but not the soul of the "X-Men" franchise that spawned it.
-Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com