Watch The Wolverine As Directed By Woody Allen

By Kristy Puchko 2013-08-14 11:00:35discussion comments
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What if Woody Allen directed The Wolverine? Thatís the question comedian Ben Stadler answers with the hilarious clip above. He not only imagines Logan in Manhattan, plagued by neuroses and self-defeating insecurities; he imagines him as Woody Allen. In "Wolverine: A Film By Woody Allen," Logan is pursuing a beautiful young woman named Rogue (Carrie McCrossen). Heís attracted to her menswear style and streak of white hair, but he fears that a physical relationship with her would literally destroy him. At first he seeks guidance from his analyst, Professor Charles Xavier (Joe Galan). But when all else fails, he turns to his sunglasses-sporting pal Cyclops (Darren Miller), and declares, where he sums up his issues thusly, "You know Iím supposed to be this hero, but everyone hates me because Iím a mutant. Try being a mutant Jew! Nobody hates me more than myself."

While Stalderís Allen voice could use some work, this vid deftly weaves the X-Men into Allenís film world. The Official Comedy crew moves The Wolverine from the islands of Japan to the island of Manhattan, and switches the genre from Western to art house comedy. Itís actually a pretty fitting change-up considering both The Wolverine and many of Allenís protagonistsí biggest battle is their own inner demons. Also, this clip nails the self-deprecating humor Allenís known for, and threads in a cool but aloof love interestóin this case Rogue meets Annie Hall. Topped off with the kind of jaunty instrumental Allen favors for his films, this comedic short is nearly pitch perfect.

We shouldnít really be too surprised. Official Comedy is earning a rep for their mashups, like their recent "Itís Always Sunny in Pacific Rim," which you can revisit below:

Actually, the vid up top is so delightful it almost makes us wish Hugh Jackman and Woody Allen would team up! Until we remembered they did, and it was terrible.

Yup, Allen had the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Wolverine (Jackman) in a movie together, and it was one of the most critically scorned of his career. While weíre unlikely to ever see Allen tackle a superhero movie, weíre at least lucky enough to have a truly entertaining Wolverine adventure out as the same time as one of Allenís best comedies in ages, the critically revered Blue Jasmine. So, weíre content to leave Allenís X-Men movie as the stuff of fever dreams and viral videos.
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