X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn't a complete mess by any means, instead it's just a film that has a lot of wasted potential and is brought down by scenes that don't have the level of polish that is needed.
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber turn in good performances as Wolverine and Saberooth. Some of the action has some good parts to it. And it's nice to see Gambit finally in a movie.
A weak story that is filled with stuff that will result in headshaking. The directing is fine but lacks a certain punch or level of style to it. For some reason the special effects are pretty poor and seem to be missing a layer of polish and detail.
Ever since seeing Hugh Jackman take on the role of James Logan aka “Wolverine” in the first X-Men movie and the subsequent growth that both he and the character had in X-Men 2 fans have desperately wanted to see the character get his own film. Fans wanted to see the cigar chomping, leather jacket wearing, bub calling, feral sensing, and claw popping man’s man get his story told as there were still a lot of unanswered questions after the events of X-Men 2. How did Logan exactly lose his memory? What was the connection he had with Sabertooth?