What’s so frustrating about this movie is that even the fact that it was made is stupid and insulting. I mean, Wolverine’s entire arc in X2 was about him trying to discover how he got his adamantium skeleton and who he was before he got it. Now, while we never find out the exact details of his origin, they give you enough information that you as an audience member can pretty much piece the whole story together without needing an entire movie to explain it. Not only that, but by the end of X2 Logan comes to the realization that who he was before the procedure is ultimately irrelevant to who he is now, and that he is not defined by his past. So not only is a Wolverine origin movie unnecessary, it’s completely irrelevant. It might as well be the origin story of that kid who changes TV channels by blinking, it would have the same amount of impact on the X-Men movie universe. Having said that, they still could have made a cool and interesting movie out of Wolverine’s years of war and being used as a government guinea pig, but they didn’t even do that. Instead, they made a hard to follow mess of a film full of irrelevant characters and side plots. The jokes are dumb, the action is bad, the story jumps all over the place without events seeming to connect in any logical or coherent way, and the icing on the cake is how fucking awful the CGI claws look. But apparently the filmmakers still weren’t satisfied with just having made an awful film and ruining Wolverine’s origin, so they decided they should probably also completely ruin Gambit and Deadpool, two of the biggest fan-favourite characters in the entire franchise, because fuck people who actually care about the X-Men!
Overall Rating: Let’s all just pretend this movie didn’t happen/10