Famous movie critic Roger Ebert has a bone to pick with the history behind X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a Fox movie that came out in theaters last weekend, and which is a story about the origins of the Marvel superhero Logan/Wolverine and his conflict with his half-brother Victor/Sabertooth. The two men are mutants with healing powers that slow, or even stop, aging, and the opening scenes show them fighting in wars across the last two centuries of American history.
Their story starts in “1840 — the Northwest Territories of Canada,” a neat trick, since Canada was formed in 1867, and its Northwest Territories in 1870. But you didn’t come here for a history lesson. Or maybe you did, if you need to know that Logan and Victor became Americans (still before they could be Canadians) and fought side by side in the Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam. Why they did this, I have no idea. Maybe they just enjoyed themselves.
Yeah, as I just got finished saying elsewhere, Hollywood is very disappointing when it comes to accuracy, especially when considering that it would take such minimal effort to get it right.