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Clips 'n' Pics: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, New Moon, Crank 2: High Voltage

Crank2.jpgThere are a couple of new clips online for X-Men Origins: Wolverine, New Moon and Crank 2: High Voltage, and while the New Moon footage from Entertainment Tonight is really just there to market the film and doesn't give us that much, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Crank 2: High Voltage are rather interesting and give us a look into what the film will be.

I've been concerned about this X-Men Origins: Wolverine scene since I saw it, thinking it's so over the top, throws all rules of physics to wind, and looks a bit daft really. Although the action is ramped up in the full scene, I still think that it's a bit too much. See for yourself.

First up, here's the New Moon footage from Entertainment Tonight. It's a typical promotional piece for the full Entertainment Tonight piece about New Moon, which itself will be a bigger promotional piece for New Moon. However there's something for the fans of the Twilight series:

Then there's the Crank 2: High Voltage ambulance scene which gives us a great feel for the film, and looks just as hectic and crazy as Crank (Filmstalker review) did, and that's a damn good thing. Here's the clip of Jason Statham's character hijacking the paramedics in an ambulance in order to get a lithium battery pack pacemaker attached to his chest to keep him going. This looks crazy.

Finally, here's the X-Men Origins: Wolverine helicopter fight scene which still looks wildly over the top. First Wolverine races by on his motorbike in the opposite direction to the oncoming humvee and leans over, claws exposed. Now considering there's a couple of tons of metal racing towards him he doesn't even flinch as his claws dig deep into the varying thickness of car parts and slice through as he races onwards, but the humvee does.

It's momentum is so badly affected it flips over, you can see it reacting to the sudden stoppage caused by Wolverine on his bike, that's a multiple ton vehicle with a very low centre of gravity.

Next thing is we see Wolverine leap from the bike onto a moving humvee, I can stretch that far, it's cool, but then when the missile hits the truck and he leaps into the air at the perfect arc to avoid decapitation by the rotor blades, cut them with claws, and land between them and the roof of the helicopter, I'm shaking my head. However he's not done.

Then he leaps from the tumbling and out of control helicopter, again avoiding decapitation by the rotors, and falls to safety?

Oh come on. I know he's Wolverine, but he doesn't have the special powers that would be required to do all this. This is crazier than the start of Crank 2: High Voltage!



I am willing to believe that that can happen to Wolverine for the following reasons...

*He is a strong lad (see next reason)
*He has a metal skeleton
*He has healing ability
*The blast from the Humvee pushed him higher...

What has made things difficult for me now is your mention of Wolverine not flinching when digging his claws into the oncoming Humvee.

Damn you Richard :P

Sorry Billy, but the whole sequence has struck me as totally over the top. Remember decapitation is fatal, and the stunt just seems completely impossible and implausible.

Oh and I didn't mention some of the poor green screen effects.

I'm sure the rest of the film will make up for it.

Are you still pretending that you haven't already seen Wolverine in its entirety? Come on, of course you have! Wolverine is no more "over-the-top" than any of the X-Men films. It's a fun 90 minutes that you won't remember 5 minutes after it finishes.

Nope Jeff, I have not watched it, and that's not me saying so in case the wrong/right people are, I genuinely did not want to watch it without effects, etc. Especially that kind of film which I'm not expecting that much from.


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