Anything Less Would Be Uncivilized

Is it just my opinion that Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in the X-Men films is non-other than the equivalent of John Stamos' Uncle Jessie in Full House. The sideburns and meticulously moussed, carefully conspired hairdo, the leather jacket, the boots and the whole "born to be bad" thing; Uncle Wolvie and The Rippers.

Nothing against Hugh Jackman, I like him as an actor. Something against whoever casted Wolverine as a neat hipster who occasionally gets angry and apparently displays great leadership skills (is there even a single scene with Cyclops actually leading the X-Men in any of the 3 films?) Granted, The Ol' Can Knucklehead has always been a favorite in the Marvel world, highly popular and successful in his own right but after three films that basically were Wolverine and the X-Men, we are told that a Wolverine spin-off movie is soon to hit theatres and are furthermore, expected to be impressed.

"Great, A Wolverine movie! Its going to be dark and gritty almost a film noir where we get to see Logan's attitudes and rages explored; where he's allowed free focus without the guilt felt when that same free focus was monopolized on him during the X-Films."

"Uh, not quite. Its actually a quick origin movie and we're going to throw in a bunch of other mutants that are more than unnecessary to tell Logan's story because we don't know how to focus the spotlight on Wolverine unless he's stealing it from other under-developed characters."

Zack Snyder should have directed this film. I did not like The Watchmen but what worked for 300 and even Rorschach, would've worked well for Wolverine. Violence, adrenaline, gore, and uncompromising righteousness. I would love to see a misanthropic, napoleon complexed, scraggily voiced, hairy, canadian runt with adamantium claws and a reason to use them; when you see the character on screen you should be able to almost smell the cigarettes and beer, you should feel aversion on the outside but secretly, an envy to the loss of inhibition and primal freedom for which wolverine is a walking metaphor. I want to see the black and gold stripe costume, the cowl, the grunts and growls; anything less would be uncivilized.

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