I’m going to tell you something that you , me, and the rest of the Wolverine (and movies fans in general) are not going to like.
For a movie, (X-Men Origins Wolverine), that has been leaked out all over the net from the United States to China you might think that because of this fact that maybe some people would visit the official X-Men Origins Wolverine website to find out what the hype is all about, a starting point before indulging on a long search. But if you do visit the website you will find next to nothing that will keep yourself from searching the net at all hours of the night for the full-length movie of X-Men Origins Wolverine before it hits the big screen. Are movie studios underestimating the power of their official movie website?
If the X-Men Origins Wolverine website had more than a half dozen movie stills, a synopsis, and a few videos, that are not only boring, but are so lame that it makes me want to look elsewhere for more footage or any other material on the new movie, they might have been able to deter some fans. Well, just so it is known I have yet to see the movie that has been leaked and seen by most dedicated fans, I will wait. But the fact is most fans will not wait to see it in theaters unless they are otherwise satisfied, the X-Men Origins Wolverine official website is not the place to go to get your fix to hold you over. This is a terrible mistake on the part of the people running the show, the big dogs who are so out of touch with popular culture and moviegoers it is despicable. But so what?! We win…? They lose…? And it’s not that they lose because of the leak, they lose because they failed to use the leak to their advantage.
There is no doubt that X-Men Origins Wolverine will still be #1 at the box office, but it makes me wonder, how much better it could have done if there had been some sort of damage control after the leak? Leaks don’t always have to be a bad thing, not having a Plan B if it is leaked is a very bad thing.
SMR’s recommendation: Should you visit the X-Men Origins Wolverine official movie website? No.
Sure you can get yourself a lame screensaver, or a fancy widget. Sure you can see wolverine tear the screen each time you select a category in the sub-menu. Sure there is a, ahem, boring game that takes forever and a day to load. But nothing at the official site will give you that fix you have been waiting for ever since we heard about the leak.
note: SMR does not agree with or condone any illegal watching or downloading of movies, just so ya know
Movie website featured: X-Men Origins Wolverine
Date of theater release: May 1, 2009
X-Men Origins Wolverine – Official Site!