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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  1 May 2009 (USA)
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A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Weapon and the impact it will have on his later years.

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Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born 200 years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war through U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos. Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the colonel sends the murderous Victor. Logan now wants revenge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,658,979 (UK) (1 May 2009)

Gross:

$179,883,016 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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In the week prior to the film's release, Marvel Comics published the Wolverine: Weapon X Files one-shot comic book featuring profiles of many of the characters in the film - including Wolverine, Sabretooth, Deadpool, Agent Zero, John Wraith, Silver Fox, Gambit, Blob, and Stryker - despite some of the characters not being involved with Weapon X in the comics and some characters (like Stryker) being vastly different in the film than their comic book predecessors. See more »

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After the scene where Wolverine breaks out of the adamantium injection chamber and escapes the facility, there's a close up of Logan looking out into the wilderness. His hair is nicely shaped and dry even though he just came out of a chamber that was filled with water. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Victor Creed: You're always sick.
Young James Logan: You were sick when you were my age.
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Crazy Credits

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Awesome - why are people complaining?!
6 May 2009 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I have no idea as to why people bash Wolverine. I think its an extremely well made, highly entertaining movie with great acting and a fitting storyline. Its also pretty dark and uncompromising in many scenes.

The fight scenes are brutal and intense which makes them really awesome.

I was actually surprised by some of the plot twists. Great.

The opening title sequence should win some kind of award. Gave me goose bumps. The editing is perfect.

Only complaint is the few plot holes towards the X-men trilogy.


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