AlexiaP's Rating of X-Men Origins - Wolverine

Alexia's Review of X-Men Origins - Wolverine

8 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
X-Men Origins - Wolverine

X-Men Origins - Wolverine(2009)

[center][font=Arial Black][color=gray]With the success of the X-Men triology it was to be expected that sometime the characters would be given their own spin-offs, after all these mutants just make so much money. X-Men origins: Wolverine tells the story of how Logan (Hugh Jackman) and his brother Victor (Liev Screiber) become orphans and joined an elite team led by William Stryker (a commanding Danny Huston). Logan leaves this team and starts a quite life in Canada with his girlfriend. But when his girlfriend is viciously murdered Logan seeks revenge, which leads to brutal battles, and Logan becoming the force of Wolverine.[/color][/font][/center]

[center][font=Arial Black][color=gray]Firstly I am a big fan of the X-Men films, and Wolverine is my favourite character from the series, so it was expected I was going to gain some enjoyment from this film. I don't think they could have chosen a better character to do a prequel on, Logan/Wolverine is the most complex and interesting character from the X-men series. To see his life story told is entertaining to say the least, most notably to see the relationships he builds with Victor/Sabretooth and William Stryker. The performaces of Danny Huston as Stryker and Liev Screiber as Sabretooth are both excellent and they dominate the screen throughout. Their fight sequences with Wolverine make up the best sections of the film, even if the fight sequences are slightly to flashy and too fast moving at times.[/color][/font][/center]

[center][font=Arial Black][color=gray]The joy at seeing some of the more well known mutants from the X-Men series is well worth watching I wont give away who you get to see but small appearances wetted my appetite. The main mutants in this film are an interesting group, but I was wanting more of Ryan Reynolds's Wade Wilson and Taylor Kitsch's Gambit, two very entertaining and engaging mutants whose screen time was far too short for my liking. But this is purely about Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, without a strong and resolute performance from him this film would not work, you truly believe in him and want him to have his revenge. Hugh Jackman has a natural charismatic charm that makes him funny but also a force to be reckoned with in the film, he makes Wolverine the film it is.[/color][/font][/center]

[center][font=Arial Black][color=gray]X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very good film with some decent fight sequences, plently of action, and some top performances. This is no Dark Knight, and I have a feeling we have far better blockbuster films to come this year but for now it will do nicely. The first real blockbuster of the year delivers plently, and satisfied me. I for one want another X-Men film sooner rather than later.[/color][/font][/center]