Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Wolverine doesn't suck - he has adamantium claws and the ability to heal himself. If it weren't for that haircut, he'd be nearing Tom Hanks levels of cool.
But I think we've all taken the Wolverine love a bit too far.
In a world where mutants can control thoughts, move objects with their minds, fly, shoot lasers - and a bevy of other tricks - some claws and rapid-healing aren't that spectacular. In fact, they're barely impressive. I barely ever catch a cold - is that a super power? And are claws really that large an upgrade over just holding a damn knife?
Know what I can't do? Shoot lasers out of my eyes. That's what.
I know, I know, Cyclops sucks. In fact, you could argue that Cyclops' only real role in the X-Men is to act as the antagonist to Wolverine. He is the pretty-boy, do-good, entitled jerk that makes us all swoon at Wolverine's leather jackets and motorcycle.
But, in a fight against mutants? I want the guy with laser beam eyeballs instead of the guy with long fingernails. Wolverine could be captured and contained fairly easily. Cyclops winks and all that's left are some smoldering tree limbs.
Let's put it this way, if Cyclops had Wolverine's personality, we'd all be talking about how great those sunglasses look and how Wolverine's haircut is stupid.
And how neither of them is as cool as Tom Hanks.