Fox News blogger Roger Friedman has nothing but praise for the new X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. Unfortunately, the feeling is not mutual.
Friedman reviewed an illegally downloaded workprint, even bragging that it was “so much easier than going out in the rain” (but then again what isn’t?).
20th Century Fox had no sympathy for the Fox employee and issued the following statement: “We’ve just been made aware that Roger Friedman, a freelance columnist who writes Fox 411 on Foxnews.com — an entirely separate company from 20th Century Fox — watched on the Internet and reviewed a stolen and unfinished version of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine.’ This behavior is reprehensible and we condemn this act categorically — whether the review is good or bad.” Friedman was summarily fired, despite working for Fox for 10 years.
In a related story, I won’t be reviewing X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not because I’m worried about retribution, but because frankly who hasn’t already seen it?