We Have Lockdown. / Dustin Rowles
Trailers | March 6, 2009 | Comments ()
Below we have, I believe, the third trailer so far for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and this one was presumably edited together after the massive Deadpool reshoots. Decent trailer, and big props to the editors for making what’s sure to be a lousy movie (seriously: Mark my words, folks — it’s gonna blow) look like a decent time at the movies.
Still, the biggest problem with the trailer is that it focuses too much on Hugh Jackman with a shirt, and not enough on Hugh Jackman without a shirt. Plus, in the two-and-a-half minute trailer, there’s still less than 10 combined seconds of Taylor Kitsch and Ryan Reynolds. Does Hollywood simply not realize the massive draw that RR is? If you want more people to come see your movie, Trailer Editors, put in some more goddamn Ryan Reynolds and some more Taylor Kitsch. The man, Gabmit that is, apparently kills people with his deck of cards — that is cool, motherfuckers. I don’t care how improbable it is. I want to see someone decapitated by the Queen of Hearts.
Finally, can one of our comic-book geeks answer me a serious question? How old is Wolverine? Because it looks like, from this trailer, that he fought in the Revolutionary War or something. Or is it WWII? Does this guy not age or something? And can someone also offer a estimated timeline for the events in the film? Presumably, it takes place before X-Men, but the military technology looks awfully sophisticated if it’s set in the 80s and 90s.
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