X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009

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"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them. The film also introduces a team of mutants, including several whose appearances in the movie series have been long anticipated.

Starring:
Liev Schreiber,Aaron Jeffery
Runtime:
1 hour, 47 minutes

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director Gavin Hood
Starring Liev Schreiber, Aaron Jeffery
Supporting actors Dominic Monaghan, Hugh Jackman, Lynn Collins, Danny Huston, Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Henney
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Dragonlord on 7 Jan. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
This X-Men film is set before the first three X-Men films and tells us the story of Wolverine and his twisted brother Sabretooth. The action comes thick and fast with a clever plot for a comic based movie. Deadpool makes a great villian and his final battle with Wolverine is super cool. One of my favourite X-Men heroes Gambit is introduced to us at long last, it only took four films but better late then never. I enjoyed this film just as much as the other three X-Men films and Hugh Jackman is on top form as Wolverine. The blu-ray transfar is razor sharp just like Wolverines claws!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 29 May 2009
Format: DVD
Hugh Jackman reprises his role as the steel-clawed vest wearing mutant from the X-Men comics and film franchise, in this high-octane spin-off movie. Unlike the X-Men films, this movie explores Wolverine's famed berserker rage; telling his back-story and his origins. Liev Schreiber, fresh from playing Daniel Craig's brother in Jewish wartime resistance flick `Defiance', plays Sabretooth, Wolverine's nemesis and half-brother. How the two moved from being siblings to bitter rivals - through their involvement in the nefarious `Weapon X' programme - is one of the main plot strands in this film, and Schreiber's character is very much representative of the dark side of Wolverine's nature, the conflict between the two forming the heart of the movie.

With a love interest in the appealing form of Inuit Indian mutant `Kayla Silverfox'; Black Eyed Peas supremo Will I Am playing teleporting Texan `John Wraith'; the intriguingly named unknown Canadian actor Taylor Kitsch as Cajun mutant and `kinetic manipulator' Gambit'; and relative veteran Danny Huston as the sinister `William Stryker' - the man behind the Weapons X programme - there is plenty of acting talent on show; ex-Hobbit Dominic Monaghan, fresh from his watery exit from TV series Lost even makes a fleeting appearance; is this guy ubiquitous or what?

Overall this is an explosive and highly entertaining take on the comic book mutant and where he came from; it's very much a 'popcorn movie' but still pretty enjoyable; as someone who found that the X-Men movie series had definitely run out of steam by the third installment, I found Wolverine to be pretty similar fare but slightly less indulgent, although the many different mutants and their powers on display make this a real smorgasbord experience rather than a solid story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 8 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
The film starts in 1845 and by the time the credits is over, it is up to date. Wolverine and his brother are recruited to fight in a special mutant force. The mutants are never introduced. There is an assumption you know these characters from previous movies or comics. I would not recommend this film as an introduction to X-Men.

The special forces are more brutal than what Wolverine wants to be. "This isn't what we signed up for, " he says as he walks out. He becomes a Canadian and lives quietly like as a lumber jack. His brother is on a rampage...and Wolverine's life becomes disrupted. He must once again fight, only this time he is stronger and is more of a killer.

The movie ties in nicely with the other 4 X-Men movies, which should be viewed to get an overall picture, which is difficult to obtain in this film alone. The acting was sufficient. Good CG, super action and fighting. It has plot twists, so pay attention. The movie sprinkles in the right amount of humor, drama, and truisms into the dialouge to make it a fun watch.
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Format: DVD
Like many X-men fans, I was excited when I heard that they were making a Wolverine spin off, although it wasn't unexpected! Wolverine lends himself brilliantly to a prequel, not only because his backstory is well known and easily dramatised, but because the character himself does not age (or ages very slowly), so there is no issue of using the same actor and struggling to make him look younger.

Now to the film itself, the first thing that is very noticeable about the film is the liberties that were taken with X-men canon. The obvious one being that Sabretooth was never Wolverine's brother, Deadpool was not a creation of Stryker but a mutant in his own right, Blob was never friends with Wolverine, etc etc. Most of these things wouldn't be noticed anyway other than by long time X-men fans and these aren't really problems for me as poetic license can enhance the film but the only gripe about these inconsistencies is the effect it has on later films i.e. when Wolverine fights Sabretooth in X-men 1, why is there no mention of them being brothers? Yes, Wolverine had his memory erased but Sabretooth didn't! Also, Cyclops was kidnapped by Sabretooth in Origins, why did he not have more to say when he met him in X-men 1? Again, little gripes that can easily be overlooked so it doesn't really detract from the film.

Overall, the film is very enjoyable, full of satisfying action, good effects and the acting is pretty good on the whole. There is also a healthy dose of humour, supplied mainly by Wade (who turns into Deadpool). I would recommend this film to anyone who either likes Wolverine, the X-men or the other X-men films. Incidentally, the game based on this film for the PS3 is pretty good too!
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