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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

75 Ratings: 2.4
The 2009 prequel to the X-Men film series focuses on the Wolverine character.

Wolverine is a 2009 Action, SciFi film by Academy Award-winning director Gavin Hood. This X-Men spin off, stars Hugh Jackman as James Logan, the mutant who eventually becomes Wolverine and struggles to find the secrets to his past. The film tells the … see full wiki

Director: Gavin Hood
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: May 1, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
24 reviews about X-Men Origins: Wolverine
review by . July 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Spin awef-ul
I liked the X Men movies, even the Last Stand which in all honesty made the most effort to present the "mutants rights = modern day civil rights" issues that was supposed to be the X Men's comic book analogy in the real world when it debuted in the 60's.  As the movies were made, more and more emphasis is put on Wolverine who had the strongest back story of the characters in that he has none and is always on a quest to learn more about his past and top that off with an animistic …
review by . May 03, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
teaser poster
Seeking to further capitalize on the popularity of Marvel's favorite mutant group, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is a prequel of sorts to the X-men trilogy. I'll get right to the point, if you thought Bret Rattner's "X-Men Last Stand" was a mockery of the franchise, then "Wolverine" provides some redemption. This latest spin-off won't exactly offer anything groundbreaking but it is an improvement over Rattner's version. Director Gavin Hood‘s …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Disappointing.  I wanted to like this movie.  I really did! But by the end of it I not only wanted my money back but I also wanted to strangle Wolverine.  Yes, one of the greatest X-Men comes across as nothing more than a whiny, mopey, emo...kitten.  He spends a large portion of the film either mourning his past or his girlfriend.  Eventually you just want to scream at him "Get over it and kick some butt!"       The only saving grace of …
review by . February 05, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
There used to be two stakes in the heart to any superhero series.  The first is making a third movie with so many villains it's just hard to focus (Spider Man 3, for example) while the other is making a fourth movie.  Yet it seems there could be another stake... making a prequel.  Much of Wolverine's story was pretty much told in X2: X-Men United.  Quite a bit of it actually.  The pivotal scene in the film is just shown rather than told.  If there was anything …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
There used to be two stakes in the heart to any superhero series. The first is making a third movie with so many villains it's just hard to focus (Spider Man 3, for example) while the other is making a fourth movie. Yet it seems there could be another stake... making a prequel.
Quick Tip by . August 05, 2010
Purely average action film that is more enjoyable the less you know of the other movies and this movie's characters. Lots of action and Hugh Jackman is awesome as always.
review by . August 28, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
I was never a huge X-Men fan, but I enjoyed the first three X-Men movies. Between Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, and Hugh Jackman, they had a strong cast that made the movies slightly more than just an adaptation of a comic book.     X-Men Origins: Wolverine has a lot going for it. It has a good soundtrack, strong acting (Hugh Jackman is really raw), and the effects pretty good. Unfortunately, X-Men Origins: Wolverine doesn't rise to the level of its predecessors. For whatever …
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
a good addition to the series. lots of action and some pretty good special effects. you finally get to learn more about wolverines background.
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
Three words... "Slow. Motion. Explosion" Decent action/comic flick if you ignore the cheese ball parts.
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
thoroughly disappointed. The hype of Gambit was disappointing. Most of the character stories and plot had nothing to do with the comic.
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie could have been better I felt I know some people that really enjoyed it I was not one of them
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Mutant free for all throws continuity to previous movies and characters aside and concentrates on fan boy fun for all it's worth. Hugh Jackman is great as in any of the other X Men movies but if you're not coming for the action then theres no reason to come.
review by . May 01, 2009
For young kids across the world X-Men Origins: Wolverine may be one of the coolest movies of the summer but, for me and others who have grown up in the comic & cartoon era this is one of the moments we have been waiting on for a long, long time. Needless to say waiting for this movie for so long had me entirely geeked up.    Cut to the moment of truth. The room darkens, the screen brightens and I'm tagging along for one of the greatest movie nights I have had in years. From …
review by . June 01, 2010
Not being a fan for the comic book films or video game films (both of which seem to dominate the theater screens today) this viewer watched X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE on one of those 'there is nothing else on TV to watch' evenings. And surprise! The film is not that bad. Yes, it is corny and rather geared to young impressionable audiences, but the surprise is that the actors participating in this very slow weak script by David Benioff and Skip Woods seem to believe in it - or at least tongue in cheek …
review by . December 30, 2009
A good look at Wolverines past but nothing else.....
The one thing that always intrigued me the most about the X-men was the back story of Wolverine. Who was he originally? Where did he come from? And why do him and Sabertooth have a grudge against each other? All these questions I thought would be answered here, and they were but something was missing from the film itself that made the first three entries complete. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was missing the brains, the heart, the smarts and the soul of the original films and the comics that came before …
review by . April 06, 2010
 I have never been more divided with a movie in my life. I both loved and hated this. Sometimes, the things I hated at the start of the movie I would love by the end. The X-Men movies were great. I personally loved all three and a fourth movie, even though it was technically a prequel, was wholly welcome. Hugh Jackman wasn't my ideal choice for the Wolverine character when he appeared in the first X-Men movie but has grown on me over the original trilogy. However, seeing this, I have to question …
review by . May 10, 2009
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Young man in a vengeful moment discovers that he's got bones to pick with everyone.   2. His half brother's all for clawing and scratching.   3. Regenerative benefits see them through the Civil War, the World Wars and Vietnam   4. Things get interesting when they get recruited for a select mutant group and sent to recover a valuable object.   5. Brotherly feud intensifies.   6. Young …
review by . May 01, 2009
For fans of the X-Men, Wolverine was a movie way overdue. While the film has gotten mixed reviews already (seeing as the movie leaked over a month before it was released), I thoroughly enjoyed myself. To clarify, this review is on the fully mastered movie (the leaked copy was not finished and was not polished like it should have been).    What was good -  Hugh Jackman is at his Wolverinest, and his supporting cast was surprisingly good. In particular, I thought Ryan …
review by . May 11, 2009
Wolverine poster
Growing up, Wolverine was always my favorite superhero.  I collected all of the toys, the comic books, the trading cards.  I loved the Saturday morning X-Men cartoon.  Wolverine and I were best buds...or so I imagined.  When I first heard about the Origin comic, I was ecstatic!  I mean common, this is the story that all Wolverine fans had been waiting for!  We finally got to know where Logan came from and everyone was happy.  Then, after the third X-Men film, they …
review by . May 18, 2009
I'm lucky! Usually when I see a bad flick, I feel as if my day has been ruined. Am I granting too much power to the smoke and mirrors of cinema? Of course! That's why I spend all that money on tickets and popcorn. And, yes, if the movie is bad, I mean, that bad...then an entire day is shot and I must wait until the next to begin anew.    But that didn't happen with Wolverine. I came out of this one feeling pretty much the way I went going in: neutral. How they managed to pull …
review by . May 01, 2009
X-men Origins is a re-telling of Marvel's Weapon X series featuring James Logan, a Canadian soldier destined to become Wolverine. The movie starts in 1840s Canada with the then young Logan and his half-brother Victor Creed - the man destined to become Sabertooth. The film's cinemagraphics are shown early as the two brothers battle through some of the most historically relevant military battles. As they battle beside each other, it becomes apparent that these two men will share a similar future...and …
Quick Tip by . August 20, 2009
Totally exceeded my expectations. My second favorite X-Men film.
review by . August 20, 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a worthless entry in this popular movie series adapted from the classic Marvel superhero team. In short: The movie is a simple, soulless action movie that really doesn't give justice to its primary characters. No character ever has a chance to develop a distinct personality, and we only understand Logan because of the fact that he has been a key player in three other films.     Hugh Jackman is a wonderful, very promising actor who is somewhat typecast …
review by . May 01, 2009
Pros: Jackman and great cameos     Cons: Action is a bit underwhelming for my taste.     The Bottom Line: A solid return to form for the series and a great role for Jackman     The 2009 summer movie season has arrived with the releases of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, which once again stars Hugh Jackman in the role of the razor clawed Wolverine.     The film follows the characters origins in the mid 1800’s …
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