X-Men Origins - Wolverine details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Liev Schreiber, Aaron Jeffery, Dominic Monaghan, Hugh Jackman, Lynn Collins, Danny Huston, Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Henney|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted, Best of 2009, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top from 2009|
X-Men Origins - Wolverine
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Oct 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
It's Hugh Jackman's turn in the limelight...
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An improvement on The Last StandBy Ben4King (14 reviews) from London , 01 May 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]An improvement on The Last Stand
After Brett Ratner's dire The Last Stand fumbled the ball, Wolverine arrives with the future of the X-Men franchise resting on its shoulders. The result, something nowhere near Singers classy X2, yet just about good enough to be worth seeing.
Not being well versed in comic book lore, its tricky for me to judge its respect to the source material however Hugh Jackman is reliable (and hairy) as ever, even if he is hamstrung by a grumpy vengeance storyline, that forces him to be a moody git for most of the running time. Its much more fun to watch him making flippant quips and chomping cigars, but those moments are few and far between. Liev Schreiber's great as an unhinged (and even more hairy) Sabretooth, Dominic Monaghan's Bolt is interesting but sadly underused and I didn't think there would ever come a time that I would say this, but Ryan Reynolds is actually funny. I know, its shocking!
There are too many other cameos to list here and at times it just feels like watching a fan service conveyor-belt. Several potentially interesting people come and go without ever being explored and the wider context of a fragile, paranoid society on the brink of a culture war between mutants and humans, is not touched on at all. Its a straight action-revenge story that inspires no mulling of the bigger issues whatsoever.
It does at least all hang together. Its helps that it is bookended by a pulsating opening sequence that jumps between several historic battlefields and has a satisfyingly epic finale that neatly ties in with the first X-Men movie. I guess I was just hoping I might be able to engage my brain a little bit.
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Not worth watchingBy abbas_ch (13 reviews) , 31 Jul 2011Rubbish movie and avoid at all costs.
Watched the other X-Men movies and this has got to be the worst by a far.
WOLVERINE TEARS IT UP (...his contract that is!)By Buzzaloony (12 reviews) from West, Sussex , 18 Jul 2011Like many have said before me..'Is this just a cynical excuse to cash in on an extremely popular franchise...'
I'd say it probably is but who gives a toss! Fast and furious action from start to finish. The film does exactly what it says on the tin.
That is mainly because of the main character being played superbly by Huge Jack as they call him back home amongst the Gum trees!
Time to hang up those claws mate and move on though,
Let us all remember Wolverine as he once was and not how he will become in middle age!
You've still got it but no more please!
Cashing in...By Devonfilmaddict (10 reviews) , 18 Jul 2011I really wanted to like this and there were bits that were good. For me though, it was just too forced. I like Wolverine a bit more bad.
A very Sharp film.By a customer , 01 Jul 2011Entertaining Film. Action sequences are good, the storyline in general is good with twists and turns. All the Actors in Film made it worth watching.
Worth watchingBy a customer , 19 Jun 2011If you like X men and in particular Hugh Jackman then I don't think you will be disappointed by this movie.