While it's definitely disappointing, it's not quite as bad as its reputation suggests. The idea of giving the back story to the most popular X-Man is sound, but the execution is a little wobbly. It's a movie that tries to do too much and it's not very sure of how to do it. It leans heavily on CGI and there are some questionable casting choices, like Ryan Reynolds (the blandest actor working today) as Deadpool, Taylor Kitsch as Gambit, and Wil.I.Am. (it hurts me to type that) as somebody. The heart of the film is the relationship/rivalry between Wolverine and Sabretooth, played with gleeful venom by Liev Schreiber. There are plenty of oh I see now moments: That's how he got his claws! That's why he has no memory! That's why his sideburns are so long! There are some good fight scenes and, hey it's not as bad as "X-Men: The Last Stand." David Benioff, currently writer/producer on "Game of Thrones," worked on the screenplay and wanted to go darker, but these movies always have to be PG-13. "The Wolverine" was a far more successful Wolverine solo joint.

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