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Though Hugh Jackman gives his all, he can't help X-Men Origins: Wolverine overcome a cliche-ridden script and familiar narrative. Read critic reviews

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Seeking solace from his dark past, Logan (Hugh Jackman), better known as Wolverine, seems to have found love and contentment with Kayla Silverfox (Lynn Collins). Logan's peaceful existence is shattered when Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), his vicious brother, brutally murders Kayla. Logan's thirst for revenge propels him into the Weapon X program, where he undergoes a painful procedure to bond his bones with adamantium, making him virtually indestructible and more than a match for Victor.

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Hugh Jackman
Logan, Wolverine
Liev Schreiber
Victor Creed, Sabretooth
will.i.am
John Wraith
Lynn Collins
Kayla Silverfox
Kevin Durand
Fred Dukes, The Blob
Dominic Monaghan
Chris Bradley, Bolt
Taylor Kitsch
Remy LeBeau, Gambit
Daniel Henney
David North, Agent Zero
Ryan Reynolds
Wade Wilson, Deadpool
Danny Huston
Col. William Stryker
David Benioff
Screenwriter
Skip Woods
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Richard Donner
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Stan Lee
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Donald McAlpine
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  • Mar 09, 2017
    Hugh Jackman is as pitch perfect as ever, but X-Men Origins: Wolverine is plagued by an overabundance of characters, erratic and disjointed pacing, and unfinished looking special effects.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2017
    Because of all the continuity inconsistencies in the X-Men universe, I had forgotten quite a bit. Particularly, I forgot just how unfortunately mishandled X-Men Origins: Wolverine was. Hugh Jackman is one of the finest actors of our generation, and is quite good in the film, but he got stuck with a mess of a movie. This was another movie that nearly killed the franchise. Before I get to the bad, and there's a lot of bad, let's talk about the good. I love me some Liev Schreiber and he absolutely kills it as Sabretooth. A whole lot better than whatever the heck that version of Sabretooth we got in the first X-Men, anyway. I know it was controversial to make him and Wolverine brothers, but I dug it. Ironically, I don't think he's called anything besides Victor Creed in the film. No matter, Schreiber brings a calm but vicious presence, similar to Jackman's Wolverine, which makes him the perfect antagonist. Oh, how I wish the film kept the focus on them. Logan and Victor went through many wars and battles together, but they weren't always the only ones with special abilities taking on bad guys. Under the command of William Stryker, Logan and Victor fought on Team X (similar to X-Force), with the help of The Blob, Kestrel, Bolt, and none other than Deadpool. However, this only consists of 15 minutes or so of the film, and it only adds to confusing direction of this film. It really feels like the director, Gavin Hood, was forced to include several unnecessary mutants and cameos that were so far removed from the overall plot. A gratuitous fight with The Blob, a completely unnecessary role for Gambit, and a random appearance by Professor X and Scott Summers, really? The film's strengths lie with the performances of Jackman, Schreiber, and a solid turn from Lynn Collins as Kayla Silverfox. Though, that performance from Collins is slightly undercut by a confusing character turn in the third act. The tone is not as much of the problem as I originally remembered. It's really the questionable studio decisions, including a legendarily awful mistake made with Deadpool (which I refuse to even discuss), that flush this film into a deep dark hole of comic-book hell. For some reason the Wolverine character has been a tough one to crack by himself on screen. Hopefully, 'Logan' can change that. +Logan & Victor +There's a good story in there somewhere -So many unnecessary characters & cameos -Bounces around and wanders too much -One of the worst endings of all time 4.7/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2016
    bias enters the equation here as i'm a fan of the x-men as a whole. however much of a fan though (i really wanted to like it) it's a bit of a stretch to call it anything other than your average basic actioner. the last stand was a step down from the first two of the franchise and this was a further step down. the action was banal and i just didnt find myself caring about the characters. the major highlight for me was having gambit appear who was my childhood favourite from the animated tv series.
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  • May 16, 2016
    Although the film is a mediocre mess packed with cringeworthy dialogue and awful special effects - it's so bad it's good.
    Sean T Super Reviewer

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