Watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine
- 1 hr 47 min
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero action film starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a prequel to the X-Men film series and focuses on the origins of Wolverine, one of the most popular and beloved characters in the X-Men universe. The movie begins with a young James Howlett, also known as Logan, discovering his mutant powers. He has the ability to heal his wounds quickly and retract claws from his hands, and he uses them to defend himself and his childhood friend Victor Creed, who also possesses mutant abilities. The two of them run away from home and embark on a life of adventure, fighting in various wars over the years, including World War II and the Vietnam War. It's during these wars that the two become known as the unstoppable and immortal "Wolverine" and "Sabretooth".
As the years go by, Wolverine and Sabretooth are recruited by William Stryker (played by Danny Huston) to join a team of mutants, including Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), Gambit (Taylor Kitsch), and others. Their mission is to take down a dangerous mutant who has gone rogue and is causing destruction across the world. However, the mission quickly goes awry, and Wolverine finds himself betrayed by Stryker and seeking revenge against both Stryker and Sabretooth.
The rest of the movie follows Wolverine as he seeks answers about his past and uncovers a secret project that Stryker has been running to create mutant weapons. Along the way, he encounters a number of other familiar X-Men characters, including Emma Frost (Tahyna Tozzi), Cyclops (Tim Pocock), and Professor X (Patrick Stewart).
One of the most interesting aspects of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the exploration of Wolverine's character and his relationships with other mutants. Jackman's performance as Wolverine is, as always, fantastic - he captures both the character's gruff exterior and his emotional vulnerability. Schreiber is also excellent as Sabretooth, creating a sense of menace and unpredictability that sets him apart as Wolverine's most formidable adversary.
The action scenes in the movie are intense and well-choreographed, showcasing the unique abilities of each mutant. From Gambit's card-throwing to Deadpool's acrobatics, the fight scenes are a highlight of the film. The visual effects are also impressive, particularly the CGI used to create Wolverine's claws and healing factor.
While the movie has its strengths, there are also some weaknesses. The plot is somewhat convoluted, with multiple storylines that sometimes feel too disconnected from each other. Additionally, some of the characters - particularly Emma Frost - feel underdeveloped and unnecessary to the story.
Overall, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an entertaining and action-packed addition to the X-Men film series. It provides an interesting look at Wolverine's origins and features some memorable performances from its cast.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 40.