I really don't know what the hate is on Origins: Wolverine. It was, to my mind, a lot better than the other X-Men films by comparison, because I'd rather they focus on a few mutants than do fan service and bash you over the head with the hundreds they can stick in one film.
Wolverine cameo - good, or bad? Because I laughed, but did it really need to be there?
The problem with the Origins film was that it completely butchered the Wolverine/Weapon X mythos (I don't mind some departures from the source material, the films aren't set in the Earth 616 continuity so it's ok), they completely destroyed key characters and made things absolutely ridiculous. The writing was awful and the CGI was dogshit.
They could have focused on a few characters and made it ok but they didn't. They focused on a few characters and made it retarded.
To be fair, I did watch Origins at night on the sofa with my girlfriend so it was not the same experience that I had with First Class, as in, the full cinematic involvement and as an audience member you're essentially financially obliged to give a shit about what you're watching. Usually.
You make a fair point - I was shocked at how outrageously sloppy the CGI was in that film, the worst part probably being the Cyclops-destroys-concrete-silo-thing moment. So so shoddy and pretty inexcusable. If you're going to do superhero movies, the spectacle is one of the fundemental aspects and needs to be right.
I guess X-Men generally is the only kind of movie where you can get away with one character supposedly being "bad" who doesn't have a single line throughout the film (see: Whirlwind Dude) and yet has an evil, emotional presence within the film. Lacking in personality though, but minions don't necessarily need to be relatable.
I think the NEEEEIN scene was pretty funny, I thought he was just yelling until I heard the final syllable...haha. Sadistic Germans are always slightly comic I suppose - I had too many fun German aural lessons taking the piss out of the accents/conversations to ever take the language seriously again. "Du und Ich Erik...". Cracked me up.
Worst point was probably where whats-her-face-wooden-woman just blatantly shoves in that they should be called X-Men. Could see it coming a mile off. And when Mystiq decides the aliases and superhero names. Well done, point made, there is a point in these films where "that which is understood doesn't need to be discussed". But apparently it does.
(To the above - probably what a The Fly and Precious crossover would look like)