X-Men Origins: Wolverine [DVD] [2009]

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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (598 out of 636)

Special Features


  • Wolverine Unleashed: The complete origins featurette
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The gruff, adamantium-clawed Marvel superhero Wolverine strikes out on his own in this X-Men spin-off starring series regular Hugh Jackman. The story gets under way as the boy who will become Wolverine makes a shocking discovery about his family bloodline, and gains a brother in the process. Flash forward to find the mutant siblings battling side by side through two world wars and Vietnam -- where they are sentenced to death for killing a commanding officer -- and Logan (Hugh Jackman) and his brother, Victor Creed (aka Sabretooth, played by Liev Schreiber), have joined a top-secret government task force. When their targets begin to include innocent civilians, conscientious Logan escapes to the Canadian Rockies, where he builds a home with pretty schoolteacher Kayla Silverfox (Lynn Collins). Informed by his old commanding officer William Stryker (Danny Huston) that the members of his old team are being targeted for death, Logan is heartbroken when Victor finds and kills Kayla. Vowing revenge, Logan agrees to take part in a dangerous experiment that will fuse his bones with a powerful metal alloy called adamantium, which makes him virtually indestructible and gives him the strength needed to defeat his powerful brother. Subsequently betrayed by Stryker, Logan (now Wolverine) sets out to find his blood-lusting brother and stop the cycle of violence once and for all. Along the way, the temperamental hero is joined by fellow mutants John Wraith (will.i.am) and Remy LeBeau (aka Gambit, played by Taylor Kitsch). But before Wolverine can seek vengeance against Striker and his brother, he'll have to do battle with Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) a formidable mutant instilled with many powers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hugh Jackman
    Hugh Jackman - Logan/Wolverine
  • Liev Schreiber
    Liev Schreiber - Victor Creed/Sabretooth
  • Danny Huston
    Danny Huston - Col. William Stryker
  • Lynn Collins
    Lynn Collins - Kayla Silver Fox
  • Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Reynolds - Wade Wilson/Deadpool



Overall customer rating

4.4
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Includes Digital Copy

    Posted
    thejamestrenda
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    This review is for the actual product, not the movie itself. You wouldn't know it by the outside packaging, but this item includes an updated iTunes Digital Copy, meaning the code "may not be valid" after June 24, 2015. I've used quotes there because I have successfully redeemed Digital Copies for other movies in the past after the alleged expiration date. I had a little trouble transferring the Digital Copy at first. Instead of getting to the redeem page through the disc, first open up iTunes, go to the iTunes Store and click on the 'Redeem' link in the sidebar. Then insert your disc. It should re-direct you to the correct Digital Copy redeem page. If you go the other route (clicking on the iTunes icon from within the disc pop-up window), you may be prompted to update iTunes even if you already have the latest version. When you cancel out of that prompt, the disc (for me anyway) stops spinning and iTunes shuts down. So you can try it this way if you want, but just know that there is another way to get it working if this way doesn't work for you. One thing I didn't like is that sometimes Digital Copies get you the HD version in iTunes. Most of the time, however, you get the SD version. This copy gets you the SD version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie focusing on wolverine

    Posted
    Drew8730

    Wolverine is one of the edgier characters in the Marvel universe, and his first solo pic reflects that reality. The film lives in the same general territory as the previous X-Men flicks, even as it inexorably amps up the content when it comes to violence and language. Apparently, we have The Dark Knight to thank for that. 20th Century Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman told Entertainment Weekly, "[X-Men Origins: Wolverine] is very bada--, and we knew it would push the furthest limit of PG-13. But once Dark Knight came out, we saw that there wasn't any level of intensity we couldn't go to." In the most literal (and probably the most important) sense, Wolverine makes good on Rothman's boast. Whereas The Dark Knight hinted at graphic violence as often as it showed it, this film dispenses with such an approach en route to the proverbial jugular. And so we get multiple impalings courtesy of Wolverine's six sharp claws. Decapitation. A pistol to the head. And the camera rarely pulls away. In another way, though, the comparison breaks down. Wolverine lacks the philosophical gravitas of previous X-Men films, which often alluded to how we should treat those who are different from us. And never mind asking the weighty ethical questions The Dark Knight tried to raise—some of which made that film feel even darker than it was on the surface. We do get a bit of banter about whether a man can change his nature or not. And that question may spark a few good after-movie discussions. But that's not really what the fourth film in this franchise is about. No, what we have here is an unpretentious, unapologetic actioner. Whatever messages might get lobbed along the way, they're never much more complex than Wolverine's adamantium-laced claws and his growling credo: "I'm the best at what I do," he tells Kayla, "and what I do isn't very nice." In the famous words of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, "'Nuff said."

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hugh Jackman nailed it...

    Posted
    DaddyZ13

    I first saw this movie on Blu Ray and was sold on how great it looked and sounded. The acting was top-notch and the action was great as well. The fact that Hugh Jackman did most of his own stunts and actually outpaced the professional stunt men was very impressive. I think tha making Victor Jimmy's brother was a very nice touch even though the comics may not be like that exactly. Overall it was a nice take on the ORIGINS comic that revealed Wolverine's origin. The overall message of the movie was love, betrayal, and redemption. There were a lot of cameo's in the movie and I personally think they were very nice nods to the comics. The only reason I bought this Blu Ray was because it was on sale at the right price. Otherwise, I believe anything over $10 for a Blu Ray is unreasonable-especially since they can easily fit 1080p resolution (but NOT trueHD) on a dual layer DVD. But they again I am not a business man... just a consumer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good origins tale for The Wolverine!

    Posted
    ShopperNJ
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    I'm not a giant fan of the X-Men, or the Wolverine for that matter, but since I recently have purchased and enjoyed both The Wolverine in 3-D, and X-Men Apocalypse in 3-D, I thought I'd give this one a shot. I mean after all it's a origin story. And I'm glad I did! As origin story goes I thought it was very interesting to learn about him and his brother. And finally how he became Wolverine. There's lots of action, great effects, and a very decent story. You get a good understanding of what makes Wolverine who is. I think this disc looks very good and sounds great too. There's two audio commentary which I can't comment on right now because I haven't listened to them yet. There's a conversation with Stan Lee, deleted and alternate scenes with commentary, a Fox Movie Channel world premiere doc. And let's not forget it comes with a digital copy both in iTunes and Ultraviolet which you need to redeem by 1-10-20. So all in all if you're in the X-Men\Wolverine fan I think you'll enjoy this Disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They screwed up DEADPOOL

    Posted
    Barback

    I was a little too pumped when I saw this movie (like I was when I saw Ghost Rider) and had higher expectations than what the movie delivered. The beginning was alright and did not disappoint, Wolverine was supposed to fall in love with Lady Deathstrike not a nobody, but alright I'll let it slide. Deadpool....the most disappointing part of the movie. Ryan Reynolds was perfect for the role, and did nothing to upset me...what upset me is that I know the powers Deadpool is supposed to have and being Baraka from Mortal Kombat and having Cyclops' powers are not part of it. They should have just created the original Deadpool and gave him his suit and had him fight with his swords, would have been a million times better no exaggeration. It was a must for Gambit to be in the movie, since he wasn't in any other x-men movies, which had upset me. Sabertooth was incredible and he saved the movie, because he was much better than the Sabertooth from the original x-men movie. Last Hugh Jackman is of course the perfect actor to play wolverine and he also did not disappoint. There were some good action scenes and they told his story well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must see for Marvel Fans

    Posted
    Wizard
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    Superb adaption of a marvel character, (albeit not exactly like the comic but still great) Very interesting seeing the beginning of wolverine and how he came about being. Hugh Jackson is a charismatic actor who played the part really well. All the marvel universe action and excitement put movie action. This is one of the most popular marvel universe movie characters and we can see why. A must see for any marvel fan (again, I'm not an aficionado on marvel comics, and so I'm not a stuck-up arm chair critics of Stan Lee's marvel world films.) Rather I just like the films- be it seeing old time fav comic characters on live action film/ nostalgic feelings from growing up reading/collected them as a kid? So I'm not over critical of them) I enjoyed it for what it is- a great movie based on marvel world comics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally: The X-Men movies really show the truth!!

    Posted
    Juice50

    There have been 4 X-Men based movies thus far. Really, they have all been about Wolverine with the actual X-Men far in the back ground. The guy that played Cyclops had more lines in Superman Returns as Louis Lane's husband than he did in all 3 X-Men movies combined. Now they have some nurd kid playing him. Oh well. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was about what I expected. I have given up expecting movies like this and Transformers to stay close to the originals, so it was a good movie. You get to see more of Wolverines' back story and how he lost his memory. It was cool to see Gambit and Deadpool. I was never really a deadpool fan, but this was okay, except for the sword arm thing. That was lame. I am not really even sure what Deadpool's main powers are in this movie. If you are looking for a decent movie I would recommend this. I will pick it up on BRD when it come out. 22 bucks is an awsome price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I Bought it for the Steelbook

    Posted
    Kickawesome
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    This X-Men film always seems to get the short end of the stick (mostly for the terrible version of Deadpool); however, there is a lot to like about this film. It is pretty exciting, has some pretty cool action scenes, it is the catalyst that allowed for Ryan Reynolds to eventually make a Deadpool movie, and of course it finally introduces Gambit (the best X-Men ever). It may not be the best film ever, but it does have some good things. This is one of the movies you can't think too hard about. Just sit back, eat some popcorn, and try to have fun. I'd normally go with 2.5 stars but since they done have half ratings, I'll give it the push to 3 because of Gambit.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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