X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  107 min.
Release Date: May 1, 2009
DVD: September 15, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.32
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Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am , Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand, Daniel Henney

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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.

Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar, as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, adamantium claws, and a primal fury known as berserker rage. X-Men Origins: Wolverine stays true to the tone of the X-Men motion picture franchise, continuing the films' balance between spectacle and reality, while heightening the emotions and relationships.

The film also introduces a team of mutants, including several whose appearances in the movie series have been long anticipated. Movie audiences will meet Team X, a covert military cadre comprised entirely of mutants. Its members are: Wolverine; his brother Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), aka Sabretooth, a feral being of unimaginable power; Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), later to be known as Deadpool, a high-tech mercenary skilled at swordplay; Agent Zero (Daniel Henney), an expert tracker and lethal marksman; Wraith (Will.i.am), a teleporter; Fred J. Dukes (Kevin Durand), also known as The Blob, a morbidly obese and super-strong behemoth; and Bradley (Dominic Monaghan), who can manipulate electricity. Leading them is William Stryker (Danny Huston), a figure introduced in X2: X-Men United, but whose origins and motives are now fully explored, for it is Stryker's complex relationship with Wolverine that defines much of Logan's past... and future.

Director: Gavin Hood
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Hugh Jackman
Screenplay: David Benioff, Skip Woods
Official Site: www.x-menorigins.com

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  • 5 stars "Non-stop excitement powers this massive crowd-pleaser to the top of the X-MEN franchise."
  • 5 stars "i didn`t like it...I LOVED IT"
  • 5 stars "why this film be 3 stars?! 5 stars because the visual FX were great and this film should be at the oscars for best visual FX.literley!!!"