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Sunday, November 08, 2009

X-men Origins: Wolverine - Blu-ray

AndyO review: * * *

Metacritic: 43/100

I'm a sucker for the X-men movies. Compared to The Fantastic Four, X-men films seem like they should be Oscar winners. Recently, I watched the first three X-men films with my son Cameron, and thought they held up pretty well.

While I expected Wolverine to be sub-par, based on the reviews I saw, I actually found it pretty interesting. Especially interesting was the beginning, which showed that Wolverine already had a special gift (as did his brother) before he got the metal claws. He could heal spontaneously; he was immortal. We watch scenes of both brothers fighting in practically every war since they existed.

We also see what drove Wolverine to go from mere immortal to a certified killing machine.

Definitely worth seeing if you like comic book films or Hugh Jackman.


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Astro Boy - Theater

AndyO review: * *

Metacritic: 53/100

This film looked great from the previews. Both my boys were excited to see it. But it ended up being a little too serious for kids (after all, Astro Boy is a robot replacement for a scientists' child who dies at the beginning).

Astro Boy

Released: 2009

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