Gary's blog on "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is much more violent, and more fast paced than the previous three films, and I think slightly better.
Hugh Jackman traces his roots from fighting as a government agent to receiving bigger, better blade implants. It's not easy being the sexiest man alive and a mutant.
Wolverine also has an evil, sabre-toothed brother, played-well by Liev Schreiber, and in this big-budget fight-fest, the two square off more than once, and it's always intense.
Wolverine is directed by Gavin Hood. His film Tsotsi won a foreign language Oscar in 2006. His latest ranges from being a big-time mess to big-time fun. Uneven, but always serious and darkly entertaining.
Be careful X-Men Origins: Wolverine is rated a rough PG-13 but feels like an R.
Visually, it's a slight improvement on the X-Men series but there is still a long way to go to get these movies to the next level.