10 Surprisingly Good Scenes In Otherwise Terrible Movies

10. Opening Montage - X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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The problems with X-Men Origins: Wolverine began before its release when bootleg copies with half-finished FX were leaked online. Despite negative reactions from fans, the studio did nothing to revise what was clearly set for disaster.

It also unforgivably screwed with beloved characters to the point where they were unrecognizable.

Deadpool, the "Merc With A Mouth" shows up early, seemingly living up to his reputation only to have his mouth sewn shut and turning into a weak final boss fight end in a video game. But Fox had played, and accidentally showed, its cards. It was just a matter of dumping it on the public before moving on.

They did recover well with James Mangold's The Wolverine, which must have drawn some inspiration from the one thing that makes Origins worth your time: The opening credits.

In that excellent sequence, we're treated to a montage of Logan and brother Sabretooth going through multiple wars - Civil, World and eventually 'Nam. Any of these have the potential to be good standalone films, and The Wolverine even utilizes Logan's time as a WWII soldier early in the film, proving a point that Origins glossed over.

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