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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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
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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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 Corey Newcombe on 29 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Two brothers, Logan and Victor, suffer a childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on.

They're fighters and killers, living from war to war through U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos.

Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the colonel sends the murderous Victor, who attacks Logans beau.

Logan seeks revenge.

It must have been an exciting premise, starting an origin franchise for the most famous characters, but while this movie has flashes of genius, its just too patchy and too flimsy to be a genuine entertaining movie.

The cast are great, Jackman has never been better as the titular character, and if they spent more time with Logan and his new crew, it would have been more fun, but this is just another major flaw of the film, it lacks humour.

There are funny parts, but they feel forced, and just land randomly in the film while we wait for the next explosion.

Schreiber is good, but his character is way too dark to be in this, and when he starts his killing spree, the film loses its touch.

Come the final third, the film really goes bonkers, and instead of it being entertaining and fun, its just frustrating, looking at poor effect after effect, and taking away the best thing about Ryan Reynolds in this, his mouth.

If you are a completest, it will suffice, but its the weakest X-Men film, although some parts are huge fun.

And I never fail to laugh when Victor keeps shouting Jimmy, at the end of the first act.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER 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: Blu-ray
After the success of the X-MEN TRILOGY, it was inevitable that the film franchise would continue and Wolverine features in the first of the X-MEN ORIGINS series.

The story begins in 1845 with Logan as a young, sickly child who discovers he is a mutant when he kills a man with long bone claws which protrude from his hands. Logan learns this man is actually his father and that he is the half-brother of his friend Victor Creed. Both boys run and become fugitives.

Over the opening credits we see Logan (HUGH JACKMAN) and Victor (LIVE SCHREIBER) fighting together in the American Civil War, throughout both World Wars and, ultimately, in Vietnam. It is here that Victor goes too far and, displaying increasing anger and hostility, attacks his fellow soldiers. This incident earns both Victor and Logan a date with the firing squad, which as mutants they manage to survive, and while locked in a cell they are visited by Major William Stryker (DANNY HUSTON) who offers them redemption if they join his new special outfit.

Both agree and take part in a military operation in Nigeria which sees them fighting alongside other mutants including Fred Dukes - The Blob (KEVIN DURAND), Agent Zero (DANNY HENNEY), Wade Wilson - Dead pool (RYAN ROBERTS) and John Wraith (WILL I AM). After attacking the heavily defended headquarters of a diamond smuggler, Logan learns that Stryker is not interested in the jewels but another item the Nigerian kingpin has - a lump of adamantium.

Disillusioned with the way the team operates, Logan leaves, returns to Canada and settles down with schoolteacher Kayla Silver fox (LYNN COLLINS). Six years pass before the past comes back to haunt him with the arrival of Stryker, who says somebody is hunting down and killing members of the old outfit.
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