X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 PG-13 CC

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Heroic Hugh Jackman breathes the fire into Wolverine -- with a vengeance! This pulse-pounding action thriller sinks razor-sharp adamantium claws into the mysterious origins of Logan/Wolverine: his epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), and the ominous Weapon X program that unleashes his primal fury.

Starring:
Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber
Runtime:
1 hour, 48 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Director Gavin Hood
Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber
Supporting actors Danny Huston, Will.i.am, Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand, Dominic Monaghan, Taylor Kitsch, Daniel Henney, Ryan Reynolds, Tim Pocock, Julia Blake, Max Cullen, Troye Sivan, Michael-James Olsen, Peter O'Brien, Aaron Jeffery, Alice Parkinson, Philip A. Patterson, Anthony Gee
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ronald L. Russell on August 19, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Those who have followed the X-men trilogy know that Wolverine has some mysterious history, but lacks memory of any of it. This movie explores his history, which is much deeper than anyone could have possibly expected. We know that he has experienced a process by which adamantium was bonded to his bones, but what we didn't know is that, even before he underwent those experiments, he was....different.
We meet Wolverine as a child, along with his differently-abled brother, and watch them grow up, always on the move to prevent local people from catching on.
As in the other X-men films there is something of a formula, by now well honed: bursts of action/chase/fighting separated by longer periods of story and dialog establishing the convictions of the characters. As the movie progresses, the action becomes more frequent and intense, until a huge showdown conclusion, with a brief epilog looking toward the future.
I appreciated seeing how Wolverine's character and personality were shaped by the experiences which he had undergone as he grew up, and how, strangely, his brother had shared many of those same experiences, yet chosen a different path. This seemed very insightful to me, and very reflective of true life.
X-men Origins also features a few characters from some of the other X-men films, at a younger stage in their lives, plus introduces a few new characters.
Although I hadn't read X-men comic books in decades, I've enjoyed all the movies in the series, this one as much as any of them. Recommended!
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By blackaciddevil on November 14, 2011
Format: DVD
I've been wanting to see a Wolverine movie that lives up to how the man is the comics. Too many times in the movies, characters are watered down to make them more appealing to those who aren't into comics so much and, because of this, comic book fans(like me) feel like we've been cheated. Thankfully, X-Men Origins: Wolverine etches that much closer to what Wolverine is in the comics and that makes this movie worthwhile in my books.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CK Webb on July 24, 2011
Format: DVD
X-Men Origins Wolverine was released in theatres on May 1, 2009, available on DVD September 15, 2009, and directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston and Dominic Monaghan, X-Men Origins Wolverine is the story before X-Men. It charts the beginnings for Wolverine also known as James Logan.
When Logan, played by Jackman, accidentally kills his own father in a fit of rage and is looked upon as a freak by his mother, he leaves home to find his place in the world. With the help of his half-brother, Victor, better known as Sabertooth (Schreiber), Wolverine embarks on a journey through wars and time to fight the forces of evil. Sabertooth soon becomes consumed with bloodlust and in disgust, Wolverine sets out on his own.
Years later, a mutant killer is on the loose and the government needs Wolverine's help to stop him. The indestructible Wolverine is then created. Inevitably, Wolverine is betrayed by those closest to him and he is then forced to take revenge & free the other enslaved mutants.
I absolutely enjoyed this movie. It was in-your-face exciting and the fight scenes were amazing and well choreographed. Wolverine was action-packed from start to finish and it answered so many questions about where Wolverine came from before joining the X-Men.
I would recommend this movie to all ages, young and old. You will be on the edge of your seat and hungry for the next installment of this fantastic series. If the astonishing action scenes don't keep you utterly enthralled then the story line will!
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I had a hard time deciding on the WebbWeaver rating I would give Wolverine...it is that good! Pick up this flick today; you will not be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 6, 2010
Format: DVD
At a solid 4.5/5 stars, Wolverine is one of the best movies of 2009 that I have seen.

While this movie might not be entirely faithful to the comic book canon (what movie ever follows their printed version 100% anyway?) I enjoyed it immensely. It served as a great prequel to the trilogy of X-Men movies, and had a rather engaging story and plot. I do wish a bit more could have been given to the back story, but I gotta say, the sequence with the brothers moving from war to war (Civil through Vietnam) was pretty fricking sweet. I can't help but wonder what Victor was doing all these years aside fighting in wars and what made him the way he was, but overall the setup was pretty good.

Some people might not like how this movie was done - I wasn't a big fan of all the changes, but again, it's just a movie (and a enjoyable one at that) Personally, I wasn't much for Deadpool, even his makeup was just... garish and overdone. But it makes for a fun prequel, with quite a few familiar faces (including a young and teen-aged Scott Summers) The visuals were impressive.

If you really want to enjoy this movie, don't compare it to the comic books so you can nitpick. Just sit back and relax, and let the story and special effects take you away. Hugh Jackman is AWESOME in this movie, he makes a rocking (and very sexy!) Wolverine. I was also delighted to see the introduction of Gambit.
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