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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Product Details

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 TOP 1000 REVIEWER 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 TOP 500 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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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Nov. 2009
Format: DVD
With the x men films having rather come to a halt after last stand, and with the practicalities of reuniting a starry and increasingly expensive cast for more of them proving prohibitive, what better way to relaunch the franchise than with solo movies instead?

Naturally enough the first of them focuses on wolverine, the most popular character. Hugh Jackman reprises the role and is also involved in a producing capacity.

Rather than put him in the middle of a big adventure, as was first mooted for this project, the movie instead has to fill in his back story. A story that remained hidden in comics till a few years back, when Marvel comics realised that if they didn't tell it then Hollywood would, so they got in there first.

In 19th century canada, a night of revelations and violence leaves two young boys - one sickly and one feral - on the run. Can you guess which one will grow up to be wolverine? The two stop ageing, and spend the years fighting in conflict after conflict, shown by images from them in a well done montage during the credits.

Then we find them working in a special ops unit with other mutants. Some of them are rather more interesting than others, but the ones that are - which is down to the charisma of the actors in question - don't get as much screen time as the others.

And then more exposition follows as Wolverine searches for answers, finds love, and is forced to search for revenge.

That's the first third of the film. It has a lot of detail to fill in, and whilst it's all watchable it's at the expense of anything else interesting. Suddenly though, about a third of the way in, an action sequence does kick start the film. And we're into more ususl blockbuster action fair for the rest of it.
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