Wolverine The Musical! Will Claw Its Way To Your Funny Bone
Mario and Fafa the Groundhog, with their video blog series Glove and Boots, are always clever and pop culture savvy with their clips, but they’ve recently outdone themselves with their latest video, “Wolverine – The Musical!” which features Hugh "Logan" "Wolverine" Jackman singing about Hugh "Logan" "Wolverine" Jackman, just to be clear. It sounds like a goofy idea, and it is, but it’s handled with snikt-filled aplomb.
As far as this video goes, I’m more on the “comic fan” side than the “musical fan” side, as my musical film intellect is as meager as the hair on the Wolverine puppet’s chest is dense. So I’m glad the video contained mostly recognizable numbers from productions such as Oklahoma! and The Phantom of the Opera. And it would be one thing if these were just simple parodies of the songs being aped, but these lyrics take us all over Wolverine’s psyche, from his braggadocious declarations to splitting his hero duties between different factions. It also sounds like he’s calling out Canada for making him the half-monster that he is. I can get behind that.
And it’s not just Wolvie, either. He’s joined by a bunch of very smarmy Multiple Men, the Hulk, and Spider-Man, who loses his head over the situation. It’s a hit from beginning to end, and definitely edges out Jackman’s own version of a Wolverine-themed musical. Check his out below.
Excellent combination, right? I’m going to have a hard time watching The Wolverine without imagining he’s moments away from belting out a tune. Of course, I probably won’t watch it until many, many months from now when I’ve forgotten about these videos, so it’s all right.
Speaking of, Glove and Boots recently posted a video where they gave thumbs up or thumbs down to all the superhero films of the summer, like Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, while also comparing the trailers for The Wolverine and The Lone Ranger. If nothing else, it’s worth a watch to hear a deep-voiced Thor singing Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” at the end of the video. There’s nothing wrong with him hammering you.
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