They didn't do only a below average movie… They also runied Dead Pool!
X-Men movies in chronological order:
Best X-Men movie to date. Do not listen to the comic fanboys here. Excellent screenplay, story and music. This is Wolverine's origin story and they have done an excellent job. I wish there was an origin story for Cyclops too.
Whoever greenlighted this project should be moved over to daytime soaps production. At least there he can't ruin anything...
It's probably easier to list what's NOT wrong with this travesty than to use several hours ploughing through all the horrible writing, the god-awful special effects, and misrepresentations of the comics this one supposed to be based on etc. etc. etc.
The two thing that was passable in this movie was Hugh Jackmans Wolverine and the fact that the movie had a running time under 2 hours.
The worst is that the movie is totally unnecessary as they wipe the slate clean at the end. Do yourself a favour and just pass on this one.
Wolverine isn't Bad, but it's not as good as it could've been.