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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 May 2009 (USA)
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

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Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born 200 years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war through U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos. Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the colonel sends the murderous Victor. Logan now wants revenge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

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£6,658,979 (UK) (3 May 2009)

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$179,883,157 (USA) (1 October 2009)
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Bryan Singer (who directed X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003)), Brett Ratner (who directed X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)), Len Wiseman, Alexandre Aja, and Zack Snyder all expressed interest in directing the film, before Gavin Hood was hired. See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) When Wolverine flies through the air towards the Zero's helicopter you can see the blades of the copter spinning in one direction but when it switches to the close-up as his claws cut the blades, they are spinning the other direction. This may be due to the frame rate of the camera used, similar to when car wheels look like they are spinning backwards when they are filmed. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Victor Creed: You're always sick.
Young James Logan: You were sick when you were my age.
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Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree
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The Pure X-Men experience !!!
6 June 2009 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

To tell you the truth, i never expected this movie to take me to that point.I felt like I was 13 again. it was excellent. By far this is the best X men movie made, that brought out the real Marvel X men experience which i loved. Obviously from the first X men movie it self we knew that Hugh Jackman was the perfect Wolverine, and he has turned out to e a legend. i don't think anybody else in this world could bring out the animal and portrait Logans sensitive side both at the same time. It was brilliant. And it would be a crime if i don't mention the spectacular performance by Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth AKA Victor Creed. My god he was the Villain of the story, but his reflection of sabertooth made all X men fans to fall in love with him. I fell in love with that character. it was like the true cartoon sabertooth from the 1980's was brought to life. I hated the sabertooth that was in X Men 1. it was like a bad soft toy. Finally what made this movie the best X men movie is not the graphics or the effects, or sound, It was the Strong Story which happen to be the true story of Wolverine. Don't get me wrong though the graphics effects, sounds were excellent. Then as every Critic i have a few Criticism's as well. The main thing what i don't like in this move is what they did to dead pool at the end. That never happened!! they made that awesome mutant a freak!! I loved his performance (could've done better) and i love that Character Dead Pool. They could've used him Differently. Having said That overall it was a brilliant movie. All true Old marvel comic X men lovers would worship this movie. I can't wait till they create the next movie and i really really love to see my all time favorite one of the most powerful Mutants, APOCALYPSE!!!! in it... One Last thing; Only a true old X men lover could get the fullest impact on this great movie or should i call it the great piece of ART done by Gavin Hood, David Benioff, Skip Woods And Hugh Jackman?


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