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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) [Blu-Ray] - Ultimate 2-Disc Edition


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Three 1/2 out of Five

Movie

Rating: PG-13 (intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity)
Length: 107 minutes

Video

Widescreen 2.35:1 Color 1080p

Audio

ENGLISH: DTS-HD Master Autio 5.1
FRENCH: DTS 5.1
SPANISH: DTS 5.1

Captions

English, French, Spanish

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Plot

Discover how Wolverine goes from a simple mutant to the being he is during his stint with the X-Men. He, along with his half-brother, fight in wars along the centuries when it is discovered during their execution in Vietnam that they are immortal. The Army recruits them into a special forces unit that Wolverine eventually leaves out of disgust. After a personal tragedy he rejoins to seek revenge.

Pros

You get what you expect with this film, lots of action/special effects and Hugh Jackman; I'm sure the ladies will appreciate the latter. The dialogue was much better than I was expecting and the acting benefited from it.

Cons

While the dialogue was strong, the script had a great number of holes and completely unexplainable events. The finale was also just too much of everyone but the title character of the film; be prepared to see many different mutant abilities. Lastly, how does a bullet erase ones memory?

Extras

  • Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Hood
  • Audio Commentary with Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winters
  • "The Roots of Wolverine" Featurette
  • "Wolverine Unleashed: The Complete Origins" Featurette
  • "Weapon X Mutant Files" Featurette
  • "The Thrill of the Chase: The Helicopter Sequence" Featurette
  • "Fox Movie Channel Presents: World Premiere" Featurette
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • Ultimate X-Mode
  • Live Lookup
  • Digital Copy
  • Theatrical Trailer

Recommendation

Fans of the X-Men series should be very happy with this film and I hope they continue with the franchise. This doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is; a popcorn munching special effects laden action film.

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Actors

Julia Blake - Heather Hudson
Lynn Collins - Kayla Silverfox
Max Cullen - Travis Hudson
Kevin Durand - Fred Dukes / Blob
[Walking Tall (2004)]
Daniel Henney - David North / Agent Zero
Danny Huston - William Stryker
[21 Grams, The Aviator, 30 Days of Night]
Will i Am - John Wraith
Hugh Jackman - Logan / Wolverine
[The Prestige, Swordfish, Van Helsing, X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand]
Michael-James Olsen - Dog
Taylor Kitsch - Remy LeBeau / Gambit>
[The Covenant]
Dominic Monaghan - Chris Bradley / Bolt
[LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring/LOTR: The Two Towers/Return of the King]
Tim Pocock - Scott Summers
Ryan Reynolds - Wade Wilson / Deadpool
[Blade: Trinity, Smokin' Aces, Van Wilder]
Liev Schreiber - Victor Creed
[Hitler: The Rise of Evil, The Omen (2006), Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Sphere, The Sum of All Fears]
Troye Sivan - James Howlett

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