X-Men Origins: Wolverine

In the 1840s a young boy discovers that he has special powers; 160 years later he’s a veteran of every American conflict since the Civil War, but is about to face his greatest challenge yet. The fourth movie in this franchise provides us with a background for Wolverine before he met Professor X. It’s an interesting set-up that soon degenerates into a clichéd battle between good and evil. The characters are paper-thin, but Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber are fun to watch and the action scenes deliver the goods.

2009-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Gavin Hood. Cast: Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine), Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed), Danny Huston (William Stryker), Will.i.am, Lynn Collins, Ryan Reynolds. Cameo: Patrick Stewart.

Trivia: Zack Snyder and Bryan Singer were allegedly considered for directing duties. Reynolds plays Deadpool and got his own movie in 2016, Deadpool. Followed by X-Men: First Class (2011).


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