X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Single-Disc Edition)
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I am a huge Hugh Jackman fan and I have always liked the Wolverine character back in the cartoon series at least - never had the comic books so this was a double 'gotta have a look' movie for me and I was delighted with what I found.
Not only was the story line well written and thought out, every character had their role and they played it well. I really liked Liev Schreiber's character as Logan/Wolverine's brother and the new nemesis created a al Frankenstein by the mad Colonel.
The scenery was breathtaking, especially that gorgeous old farm where Logan/Wolverine runs to, fully naked, after the transformation surgery. Utterly spectacular vistas!
The action was great without being over the top with a CGI glut. The main thrust of tihs whole movie was the death of Logan and the birth of Wolverine and how it all came into being.
It was a great action movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it as pure entertainment. An awesome movie for a rainy afternoon or a movie marathon weekend with family and friends!
Taking the helm as director is actor, Gavin Hood ("Thug", "The Storekeeper" and "Stas and Nel Adventures"), with a screenplay by David Bennioff ("The Kite Runner", "Troy") and Skip Woods ("Hitman" and "Swordfish"). Joining the men is composer Harry Gregson-Williams ("Deja Vu", "Shrek the Third" and "Gone Baby Gone") and cinematographer Donald McAlpine ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "Peter Pan", "Anger Management" and "Moulin Rouge!").
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine", the Blu-ray Ultimate 2-Disc Edition comes with two discs. The main disc is the Blu-ray, while the second disc is a digital copy.
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"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is presented in 1080p High Definition with an AVC @ 22MBPS. The picture quality is quite solid with the skin pores of both Hugh Jackman and Liev Schrieber coming quite nicely on the HD transfer. The grittiness, the sweat, the grime, the vibrancy is also well-captured in the film. Blacks are nice and deep and with the film being shot outdoors, the areas that Logan visit are quite detailed. I didn't see any compression artifacts or major scratches or dust on the video transfer.
The audio is presented in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (also English, Spanish and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and French 5.1 DTS). The lossless audio track is absolutely awesome.Read more ›
X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the tales of how Wolverine came to be, with the story beginning in 1845. Young James Howlett sees his father killed by their groundskeeper Thomas Logan. This trauma brings about James mutation with bones protruding from his hands. He then proceeds to kill Thomas Logan. Before he does, however, Logan tells James that he is his father. He flees with Thomas' son, Victor Creed, who is his half-brother. That's where the movie begins. The conclusion is pretty epic, I assure you, but to find out- you'll have to watch the movie.
In my opinion,this has to be Hugh Jackman's best performance as Wolverine. In what little time he's been Wolverine, he's taken the character and encompassed what he truly is. I know many were disappointed with this movie, in general, but I felt that it was a good(if not great) movie in the X-Men series(definitely better than X-Men First Class, even though this one came out long beforehand).
I've read a sequel is in the works to this movie, simply called:The Wolverine. I've also read that the sequel might sport an R-rating. I'd really love to see that happen so that Wolverine fans can really see their beloved character 'cut loose'. I've only seen one other movie to ever really show a Marvel character for what it was and that was Punisher: War Journal(one I also recommend). Here's hoping we see it happen.
The good. The main characters all do an excellent job. Especially Jackman since he real life voice and demeanor do not even come close to Logan. Sabertooth also does a great job in his acting for the script he was given. You get a real sense that even though he is at odds with his brother, he cares about him more than anything else.... after all according to the movie plot, they have been together for about 150 years.
They do a good job explaining how he got the metal in him and the claws as well as his memory loss even though I personally did not like that part of it.
The graphics and effects were great too. On blu ray especially it looked so good.
The bad. The movie moved along way to fast. You get a small glimpse of the brothers going through wars and stuff up till the present day but largely ignore that back story. Then they join a special group of others like them and again we get fast forward through their time together and a very brief introduction to the other specials. He leaves during what appears to be his first mission and somehow everyone is upset and that breaks up the group even though he was new and never did anything for them at least as the movie shows. He goes and tries to start a normal life and of course that can not happen. Again this was all so rushed, it should have been its own movie and spent the time to develop these characters better and their relationships.
Also far too many characters die and for no reason it seems.Read more ›
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got another to fill my collection, decent price but i could always watch on twc app fxm whenever i wantPublished 1 day ago by L-Wayne
Can't beat this price anywhere! Great movie to add to my husband's collection. Shipping was great too.Published 3 days ago by Natalie Fisher
This is my favourite of the Wolverine movies. Arrived on time and we'll packaged. Thank you.Published 11 days ago by allison
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go to blu-ray.com for that kind of info
Sep 17, 2009 by J. Fanning | See all 4 posts
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Mine says June 24th, 2015, but my download code is not working....It says it's not valid.
Jan 9, 2014 by Kyle B. Hagen | See all 3 posts
|X-Men Origins: Wolverine DVD specs single, two disc, Bluray||
Does the blu ray disk has chinese sub-titles ?
Sep 2, 2009 by Fatty fatty | See all 5 posts
|differences from comics||
The bone claws were revealed in Wolverine #75 (1993). Wolverine and Sabretooth as brothers was not established in the comics. However, an interviewer asked Paul Jenkins if Dog Logan, a character from Wolverine's early life from the limited series Origin, was Sabretooth. Paul Jenkins said he had... Read More
Dec 6, 2011 by Too Right | See all 2 posts
On the back of the case it is listed as Region A, however the disc is indeed Region Free.
Sep 17, 2009 by Judas | See all 3 posts
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