X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Caught this one over the weekend. The 4k digital projection at the Landmark is magnificent, but the film itself only gets a passing mark and is pretty much on par with most second tier superhero films such as Incredible Hulk or Fantastic Four.
I was never a huge fan of Gavin Hood’s films (I never quite figured out how Tsotsi won the academy award for best foreign film), and this film certainly won’t make me into one. Still, considering that this his first foray into truly mega budget action film making he handles himself quite well.
The true winners are Hugh Jackman, who proves once again that he can be cool even if the film is not so great (see Australia), and Korean heartthrob Daniel Henney who has a pretty juicy support role as a very slick gunmen.