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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 May 2009 (USA)
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The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.

Director:

Gavin Hood

Writers:

David Benioff (screenplay), Skip Woods (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / Wolverine
Liev Schreiber ... Victor Creed
Danny Huston ... Stryker
Will.i.am ... John Wraith
Lynn Collins ... Kayla Silverfox
Kevin Durand ... Fred Dukes
Dominic Monaghan ... Chris Bradley / Bolt
Taylor Kitsch ... Remy LeBeau
Daniel Henney ... Agent Zero
Ryan Reynolds ... Wade Wilson
Tim Pocock ... Scott Summers
Julia Blake ... Heather Hudson
Max Cullen ... Travis Hudson
Troye Sivan ... James
Michael-James Olsen ... Young Victor
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolverine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,058,003, 3 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$179,883,157, 1 October 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$373,062,864, 1 October 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Gavin Hood gave pictures of favelas (Brazilian shantytowns) to visual effects company Hatch Productions, to assist the company in developing accurate matte-paintings for the Africa scenes. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) When Victor and Logan are fighting in the Vietnam War (during the opening credits sequence), Victor ends up getting in a fight with American soldiers many of whom are carrying M-16 rifles with a 20" barrel and full barrel guard as well as a period correct non adjustable butt-stock. However when we see Logan running to help Victor, he is carrying a modern AR-15 style carbine rifle with an adjustable butt-stock and smaller 18" barrel with a round barrel guard which wasn't around during the Vietnam War era. See more »

Quotes

[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

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Follows X2: X-Men United (2003) See more »

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Performed by Herman Beeftink
Courtesy of Elite Source Music
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Cool but average
2 May 2009 | by dlee7674See all my reviews

I was worried when i heard that they were making this movie. A prequel to a series that i liked a lot. I wasn't worried so much about Hugh Jackman as i was worried about the rest of the cast. After watching it i came out with mixed feelings. The Action and special effects, were awesome and Hugh Jackman was funny and cool. But the overall acting in the film was very average. The beginning of the movie felt very rushed, it seemed they wanted to get to the middle very quickly. The middle of the movie was cool but somewhat confusing if you arnt Knowledgebale about X-Men. The ending was the best part, i don't want to give anything away but there is a pretty epic battle at the end. And the ending bridges this movie with the others quite well. I liked this better than X-Men 3 Last Stand, but this wasn't a great movie. It's a gap filler nothing more.


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