Wolverine is my favorite X-Men character and that is entirely because of Hugh Jackman. No surprise there. But, can you even imagine anyone else playing Wolverine? I can’t. Few actors can convey the character as well as Hugh does, with both such intensity and sensitivity – believe you me, I’ve really thought this through!
Hugh Jackman is the reason I’ve seen all of the X-Men movies. I grew to like even the ones where he’s not in the cast. My favorites, you guessed it, are the Wolverine trilogy: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and Logan.
Wolverine is someone who’s very strong. Not only physically – I mean, he can even tear a whole toilet in two with those adamantium claws, rate that! – but he’s also very mentally strong. I don’t want to give any spoilers away if you’re not familiar with his backstory, but he has been through a lot of heartbreak. This is explored in the first movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I mean, I get it. I get why he had to be strong in his life and move away from his half-brother, Victor. Actually, Victor is like a symbol of the animalistic nature in Wolverine, one that he has fought so hard against. Moreover, he has been manipulated and experimented on, and all of this he handled with such integrity.
Of course, he has made some mistakes, but he has a good heart and this shows throughout all the movies. He’s a great mentor to the younger mutants, he’s always trying to protect them when Magento and his army attack. But I’m not saying anything more so as to not spoil it for you.
I keep fantasizing about a Wolverine musical. Can they do that? Hugh is a marvelous singer, as seen in Les Misérables and The Greatest Showman, but it also may turn out to be a major flop, I haven’t decided yet. My friend Jessa and I keep joking about this and making up lyrics and songs that Wolverine would sing, they’re terrible, haha! And we both hate Victor in the first movie, he’s the worst.
Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if mutants really existed. It looks very cool on screen, but also kinda scary. Imagine meeting someone who can control the weather, or electrical devices. Or someone who has wings on their back or laser eyes. Freaky.
But, for now, I have my favorite Wolverine movies and I actually think I’m gonna watch Logan tonight. So, that’s on the menu.
Let me know what you think!