The warm holiday spirit was alive at the Midland for 9.65 the Buzz’s Homegrown for the Holidays event that featured local acts The Beautiful Bodies, Making Movies, and Rev Gusto with semi-local band The Mowglis and their tourmates Royal Teeth.
The good news: “The Wolverine” has the claws and bite that were missing in “Origins.” Yet, while it’s brought some spark back to this character, “The Wolverine” suffers from some confusing villain development, resulting in a slightly muddled, albeit still enjoyable film.
Comic book movies have an interesting problem. They have to try to condense 40 years of continuity into a movie that is two hours long. There is a careful balance between making the story accessible to a person who has never read a comic in his or her life and not alienating the hardcore comic book fan-base that will give you repeat business. “X-Men: First Class” strikes the best balance of the two since “The Dark Knight.”