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Review of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Permanent Link by bootlegga on Fri May 01, 2009 3:47 pm

Hugh Jackman stars as James (AKA Wolverine), while Live Schreiber takes over the role of Sabretooth, his brother. Both are endowed with superpowers from a young age, and were born more than a century ago in Canada! After accidently killing a man, the brothers flee their home and family. They wind up fighting in both World Wars and Vietnam, where Sabretooth goes berserk and kills his CO. They are both tried for murder, but the firing squad is incapable of doing the job, due to their quick healing ability. A general, Victor Creed, offers them a job in an elite special ops unit, tackling the dirty jobs regular troops simply can’t. After James tires of the death and killing, he leaves the unit and becomes a lumberjack in the Canadian North. However, his past comes back to haunt him and soon he is on a mission of revenge.

Despite all the negativity about the film online, I thought it was pretty entertaining. It was well-paced, enjoyable to watch and a good all-round movie. As I didn’t know any of Wolverine’s back story to begin with, I wasn’t disappointed as others here were when they watched the bootleg.

While it wasn’t as good as the early X-Men movies, it was a fun popcorn movie. And the best line in the movie?

Creed: “Your country needs you.”

Wolverine: “I’m Canadian.”

That says it all. Canada truly kicks ass!

7 / 10

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