Judging from the three TV spots Fox laid out over the last three days for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, I have to admit I’m almost turned around on the film. It looks, big, bad, and mean. While the first spot was a little corny, the second spot, “Brothers” got me digging the relationship between Sabretooth/Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber) and Logan/James/Jimmy/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). The final spot, “Legends”, which aired tonight during “American Idol”, gets a great “team” dynamic where Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) actually gets to crack a joke and remind us that Reynolds is great casting provided that they actually let him be a character.
And therein lies the rub. According to an interview from about a week ago (via ComingSoon.net), producer Lauren Shuler Donner says that the film is “well under two hours” in length.
So hopefully this film either montage-happy, director Gavin Hood has a gift for economy of storytelling, or the runtime has been increased since that interview. But a revenge story that spans centuries, involves lost love,
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” hits theatres on May 1st.