The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born two hundred years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war throughout 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
Gavin Hood wanted to make Wolverine suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder from his Army years, but Twentieth Century Fox vetoed the idea as too heavy a theme for a comic book movie. See more »
(at around 24 mins) Wolverine puts the wrong end of the cigar into his mouth shortly before Zero shoots it, or so it seems. In fact, the head of his cigar is merely raggedly clipped and heavily chewed, and can be seen as such in previous shots. See more »
For the X-Men trilogy, when the 20th Century Fox logo fades away, the 'X' in the logo stays for a second longer before it also fades away. For this film, the 'X' disappears with the rest of the word. See more »
German theatrical version was cut by the distributor before submission to the FSK to secure a "Not under 16" rating (the killing of the old couple is shortened, you don't see Wolverine igniting the gasoline). Ironically, the uncut version, submitted for the home video release, was rated "Not under 16" as well, thus rendering the cut theatrical version completely unnecessary. See more »
This movie gives us all the screen time for Wolverine that we wanted in the first 3 X-men films. In fact I like this movie BETTER than the first 3 X-men movies. I don't understand the severe criticism. I could only find 3 things wrong with the movie:
The opening backstory was a little stupid. Deadpool wasn't...Deadpool. The ending could've been better.
As far as Deadpool's treatment, which seems to be the biggest critique of this movie...This was Wolverine's movie, i feel like if Deadpool was proper, he'd kinda steal the show. But conservative comic book criticism aside...Deadpool's new take was kinda cool to be honest.
But back to Wolverine, it's a revenge story. Lots of action. Lots of slashing and stabbing. Explosions. It's everything you'd want from a movie about Wolverine. I loved it.
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