Rent X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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1h 42min
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Synopsis:
This pulse-pounding action thriller sinks razor-sharp adamantium claws into the mysterious origins of Wolverine: his epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Sabretooth, and the ominous Weapon X program that unleashes his primal fury. Along the way, Wolverine also encounters legendary new mutants, including Deadpool and Gambit. Get ready for this deeper, darker, more-spectacular-than-ever chapter of the X-Men saga!
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Directors:
Writers:
David Benioff, Skip Woods
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/10/2009
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Japanese Bar Scene
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/10/2009
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS 5.1, Portuguese, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Cantonese, English Hard of Hearing, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Roots of Wolverine: A Conversation with X-Men Creators Stan Lee and Len Wein
  • Filmmakers Commentaries
  • The Thrill of the Chase: The Helicopter Chase Sequence
  • Weapon X Mutant Files: 10 Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Wolverine Unleashed: The most in-depth documentary of Wolverine to date
  • Bonusview: X Connect, The Director’s Chair, Pre-visualising Wolverine

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Reviews (3) of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Just Misses the Bite - X-Men Origins: Wolverine review by CP Customer

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12/10/2010

Cool Marvel adaptation that almost hits the mark .Good acting and chemistry between the leads and the supporting caste-Will.I.am is a revelation.

Work a look but somehow it could have joined the Alist of comic book adaptations like Spiderman etc

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It was never canon to me - X-Men Origins: Wolverine review by Christopher Chiu-Tabet

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23/06/2020

After renting and watching it, my brother and I turned to each other and declared, “That wasn’t canon.” We loved X2, and we both knew Wolverine did not lose his memories because of an adamantium bullet. It was frustrating to see Wolverine’s traumatic origin story turned into a pale, focus group-tested version of X-Men 4. Ultimately, what can we say about it ten years later? That, well, at least the Wolverine trilogy got its bad entry out of the way, unlike the original and First Class series? That it’s a shame this was Liev Schreiber’s only pass at Sabretooth, or thank God that it was erased by Days of Future Past? Or that it’s only useful as the answer to the pub trivia contest questions, “What was the first Deadpool movie called?,” “Which superhero did Troye Sivan play?,” or “What was Multiversity Comics founded to talk about?”

Full retrospective here: http://www.multiversitycomics.com/reviews/xmow-ten-years-later/

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Dull X-Men spin off. - X-Men Origins: Wolverine review by CP Customer

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10/02/2010

A fairly dull X-Men spin off in which more time and money seems to have been spent on production than actual storyline. The only decent part of the film was the opening credits in which an immortal Wolverine/Logan and his brother Victor are shown as soldiers fighting through various wars. Though the timeline of their on-screen battles from the U.S civil war, through both world wars right up to Vietnam is covered in less than five minutes. The rest of the film is a predictable and dull the good guy V's the bad guys romp.

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Critic review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

After the trilogy closer of The Last Stand, the X-Men franchise had the chance to pursue different kinds of stories. The initial proposal was to make a whole series of X-Men origin films, starting with Wolverine and that would continue into Magneto. While the origin plans would eventually plan out, they were off to a very rocky start with the lackluster X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

What hurts such a film is that Wolverine doesn’t exactly have the most unique of pasts to explore, at least in terms of his more modern appeal. The character of Logan is established as a mutant who will remain immortal and with claws that span from his fists. Hugh Jackman can naturally step into this role considering the character will never age, a premise that means a long life for the actor who goes onto play Wolverine for another five films. Logan’s life, however, is only addressed in small bursts of showcasing how many wars and periods he has lived through. He has also parted ways with Sabertooth, a similarly powerful mutant who wants to live more for violence than preserving life.

It becomes pretty obvious what type of film this becomes early on: This is Universal Soldier. I hate to resolve the story to such a simplistic placement but this Wolverine film leaves little else to examine. His main mission of working for the government is a development that holds little impact considering how quickly the slate is wiped clean by having the character get his memory wiped with amnesia bullets (yes, really). The mission itself is another bland, save-the-world plot where the hero finds himself betrayed by the American government and the heroes he works alongside.

There are some new mutants and a few cameos but they are underwhelming to say the least. Ryan Reynolds makes his Marvel debut as Deadpool but far from the fourth-wall-breaking anti-hero, he’s been known as in the comics. This Deadpool not only doesn’t have his iconic costume but has his mouth stitched shut in the third act, completely removing any notion that he’d be the wisecracker he was in the pages. Other characters are pretty par for the course, with such renditions of The Blob and Gambit requiring you to squint at the screen to see the resemblance as little of their personalities reflect the source material.

Even if you can divorce yourself from such lacking adaptations, it’s hard not to be put off by a digitized Patrick Stewart trying to play a younger version of Professor Xavier. The computer graphics for such appearances were not quite there and the effect is so creepy that Xavier doesn’t even look like a person, let alone a younger Stewart. The same goes for the rest of the special effects, where the claws look too shiny and the special effects compositing is far too shaky.

This disaster of a film would not spell the end for X-Men films. Far better X-Men films would follow with the likes of First Class continuing the origins into other areas and The Wolverine (2013) hooking up Jackman with a better script for a solo venture. But what a bump in the road this misfire of a movie turned out to be.

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