Monday, June 11, 2007

Oh, the agony.

I loved the first two X-Men movies. They were smart, funny, and pretty damn well made. The third was both an insult and a bad joke, but that's not what we're here to talk about.

It's long been rumoured that there would be a Wolverine spin-off movie. This was taken as good news, though I think most folk who care about this sort of thing were worried that it might simply be a cynical attempt to squeeze a little more money out of a franchise that has been driven into the ground by the twin machinations of Tom Rothman and Halle Berry.

Well, according to this that's exactly what it is. These are two bad directors. But Len Wiseman is the worse of the two by a long way. Unfortunately, by the time the unfortunate Die Hard 4.0, which he's directing, craps onto the screen, old Len is going to have a bit of clout. So I think he'll get the gig. Having made Underworld 2 and Die Hard 4.0, he's already the Hollywood go-to guy for utterly extraneous sequels.

This is a man who managed to make a film about vampires and werewolves kicking the shit out of each other not only bad, but boring. If anyone can make a film about a guy with blades coming out of the back of his hands who, like, totally flips out and kills, like, a hundred guys boring, it's Len Wiseman.

Take a bow, Len.

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