After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
this film is really good, action packed fun. however closing deadpool's mouth at the end made me cry. the cgi for the claws are quite bad, bryan singers stick on claws in xmen 1 and 2 look better, other than that i was abit disappointed that tyler mane wasn't playing as sabourtooth but after seeing Liev's performance i was amazed.
if you like the xmen films then you'll love this.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a Mr. E Movie Review
(Run time: 107 min. - Directed by: Gavin Hood - Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Will i Am, Ryan Reynolds)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, directed by Gavin Hood, ended up being exactly what I was looking for in an action, super hero movie! I mean of course we all know Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but, what about Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed a.k.a. Sabertooth! These guys kicked up this flick so high that there's no way you'll be let down! And, if you only sort of like comic books you are still going to love this hot, visually stunning, character-filled film!
Here's the quick rundown...after Wolverine's father is killed by Victor's father he snaps and takes revenge killing the man and finding out he's really his father, making Victor his brother. Logan (Wolverine) and Victor (Sabertooth) have to flea their home where they find themselves involved in the Civil War, World War I, II, and even Vietnam! (Their regenerating powers keep them young and healthy.) Then, after Victor goes crazy they are sentenced to death but, because of their powers, can't. Enter Major Stryker who agrees to allow them to join his "special" unit. But, after a few missions Logan decides it's too much and quits. Six years later the old crew is being picked off one-by-one and Stryker seeks out Logan to get him to help stop the killer.
The array of characters just keeps coming! I literally was sitting there just waiting for who I'd see next! Everyone did an awesome job acting in this one. Not just Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber, who kicked serious butt! But, Danny Huston did a great job playing the hated, conspiring Major Stryker. Then the multi-talented Will i Am, from the Black Eye Peas, who played John Wrath to perfection! Ryan Reynolds was cool as he took on duel roles as both the wise ass, sword wielding Wade Wilson and as...oh I'm not gonna say! You'll just have to watch it to find out.
Now, I know that it deviates from the comic book, especially the ending, but I didn't care because on a whole when I was done I was satisfied with the outcome.
Anyway, even those who only know the regular X-Men from the first movies or the cartoons will get a kick out of X-Men Origins: Wolverine as you get glimpses of other insights into some of your other favorite mutants as well.
I definitely recommend X-Men Origins: Wolverine to all the guys out there ages 10 to 60! As far as my recommendation of it to the women I have 3 words for you...Hugh Jackman, shirtless.
This movie is exactly what you think it's going to be based on the previews and the fact that it is only one hour and forty seven minutes. It is an action movie with your over the top action sequences and kind of rushed storyline. I already knew that the film was going to be a five star film but it is definitely entertaining. I thought it was exciting and that the action scenes were well made, but it lacked the length of time needed to make this movie a better film. I enjoyed the characters that were introduced but felt that there were no explanations or background to them. The story that comes through does make sense and would answer some of the questions about Logan(Wolverine) but not enough for people to go absolutely crazy over. The film stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Liev Schreiber as Victor/Sabretooth, Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool and also returning for a small role is Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier. If you were going to see it I would still recommend watching the film because it is a good addition to the other films but it is nothing to go crazy over.
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X- Men Origins: Wolverine (PG) * * * *
Born to Rule!
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Summer gets off to a rousing start at theatres with the arrival on our doorsteps of X -Men Origins: Wolverine. Brace yourselves for a sheer fun ride as we get up close and personal with one of comicdomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all time great creations. From the pen of Stan Lee to the screens of British Columbia and beyond comes this tale of tragedy and triumph from 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment now making people believe at Oakridge Centre Cinemas, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City sites around B.C.
You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to know much about the X-Men saga to get thoroughly engrossed in this story. Expect the unexpected here as we go back and time to see a young Logan grow through the ages alongside brother Victor Creed. Director Gavin Hood (Rendition) lights up the screen and turns up the volume as we witness the emotional strain young Logan encounters before he obtains superpowers including those 7 inch long fingernails that would do Freddy Krueger proud.
Love among the boys is rather short lived as both Victor and Logan part ways despite what was supposed to be some sort of blood bond. Instead they each end up helping the military until things get a bit side-tracked. What follows is a quick jaunt into Canada and then a whirlwind trip as good guy/thing Wolverine locks horns with older brother Victor and a group of enemies that makes one second guess all things good and right in America.
Thrills never stop in X-Men Origins: Wolverine that is chalk full of so much action and so many surprises itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard to keep track of all the zany characters and all thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going on. Australian hunk Hugh Jackman (Australia) sizzles as the creature like human with a heart of gold and caring manner while brother Victor is just as engaging, albeit from a rather negative standpoint and made menacingly evil by Liev Schreiber (Defiance). Fights galore dominate this 107 minute tale that has extremely clever dialogue and a great take also on history and mutants alongside mad scientists and evil geniuses. You know the drill.
Even Vancouver born Ryan Reynolds (Adventureland) gets into the act in this grand globe trotting tale of adventure, mistaken identities and dubious government policies sure to be a monster hit this springtime - and worth every penny of your admission dollar. Also, make sure you stay until the final end credits are done as there is a special closing scene further keeping you wanting for more of these great creations!
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I really like the first two X-men movies. I thought that the third one was just okay. When I heard they were making a Wolverine spinoff, I was pumped. I recently saw it at a sneak preview, so here is my review for it.
It was good. Not great, but good. The problem I have with it is that it really isn't anything at all special or original-it's simply your average summer superhero flick, and it really doesn't bring anything at all new to the genre. After The Dark Knight last year, I thought that that might tell superhero directors to give their films a little more, shall we say, oomph. Apparently not.
Nevertheless, this wasn't at all a bad movie. Everything you could want from a fun, get out of the heat summer film is there. It has terrific action with great fx, some pretty good acting, and the ending is pretty awesome. It's becoming a trend for Marvel to put little minute-long clips after their movies' credits, so stick around for a little while.
This is not The Dark Knight. This is an average, but still very fun summer flick that will answer any questions you had about the first three movies. See this in the theater.