I am a fan of the big summer blockbuster. (This summer has me salivating, X-Men, Star Trek, Terminator, Transformers....it's going to be a great summer at the movies.) So, maybe it's no surprise that I LOVED X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I'm not a comic book afficiando, I've actually never read a comic book (or a graphic novel), so I claim no expertise from that perspective.
I have seen all three X-Men movies and enjoyed them all, in varying degrees. Wolverine, however, was different. It was GREAT. It's not just that Hugh Jackman looks amazing! (That does help). Even if you've never seen any of the X-Men movies, it stands alone, very well. Great action, great characters, great story, it has all the makings of a fun night at the movies. It also explains a lot about Wolverine, not everything, but a lot. I still have questions; something I'm sure was deliberate since they're planning two more Wolverine-centered movies. I don't want to give anything away, so that's all I've got to say, except, go see the movie.