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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Just makes me want for more!!!By Municipal_Waste (3 reviews) from Seaford , 20 Apr 2011I've always really enjoyed X-Men... All of the recent films and especially the cartoon 'X-Men Evolution' have been seriously fun and cool!
This film is no different!
This film is a prequel to the recent films and does a superb job of showing how Logan found his powers and makes you want to watch the other films over again!
The only thing I didn't like is the occational cheesy line and at the end when there's a fairly poor CGI to make someone look younger (you'll see what I mean, the clue is there's a helecopter in the background so as not to make a spoiler).
Great main character let down by co-starsBy a customer , 16 Apr 2011Wolverine was the best character in the X-men films and he's certainly still in character for this... and I liked that you got to see more characters from the X-men universe.
Hugh was excellent, but the other characters let him down. It needed the other strong characters that were present in the X-men films - Brian Cox played a much better Stryker in the X-men. The story was fine and the big set pieces were pretty spectaular, but overall, I wasn't a fan of the film.
It's AlrightBy a customer from Cardiff , 24 Mar 2011Ok I know nothing about the comics and all I know about the world of X-men I've gleaned from the films which, I've enjoyed. However in comparission with the previous films I found this disappointing. As action movies go it ticks all the right boxes but I feel there are far too many characters that appear for about 5 minutes and then disappear having either been killed or no longer serve any purpose in moving the film along. Having watched it once I don't think I'll be bothering with this particular franchise anymore as I feel it's pretty much hit it's peak
X-men origins - WolverineBy a customer from Sudbury , 06 Mar 2011I have liked all the 3 previous x-men films and this one does not disappoint. It explains the story of wolverine in more detail (hence the title!), includes some interesting characters and reasonable story. Worth a watch.
Does exactly what it says on the tinBy a customer from Somewhere , 28 Feb 2011Yes, it plays it fast and loose with comic book lore but all in all, it's a decent movie. I never once rolled my eyes as it didn't contain your usual action movie cringing cheesy-ness. Lots of action, and very entertaining.