Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sharpening the Claws

Anyone who follows this blog knows that I hated, hated, hated the last X-Men film, The Last Stand, back in '06. I haven't even bothered to re-watch it since, so there's no way of telling whether time has softened that view, but I'm guessing it hasn't. What really irks me is that the movie was the highest grossing of all three X-flicks, so the folks in charge (I'm looking at you, Fox honcho Tom Rothman) have no reason to adjust their course for future X-outings.

Because of that, I've been more than a little skeptical of the progress on the upcoming "Wolverine" solo movie, saddled with the unwieldy title X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is back as the ol' Canucklehead, with Liev Schreiber as baddie Sabretooth, and just for that I'm willing to give it a shot, but they've got a long way to come back from after the fiasco of the last one. The flick is due out May of '09, so we'll see what news trickles out between now and then, but for now check out this article at USA Today.

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