X-Men Origins: Wolverine

wolverineReview by Harrison Phillips in Los Angeles

Rated: Not Yet Rated
Theatrical Release: May 1, 2009
Genre: Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Gritty and contemporary, the movie is about a rebel mutant superhero Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the same no-nonsense, vaguely counterculturish-looking fellow with a surgically implanted second skeleton, which allows him to shoot razor talons out of his knuckles. The Marvel Superhero strikes back in this X-men spin-off in a virtual how-to for superhero spinoffs.

Visually, X-Men Origins: Wolverine keeps throwing things at you. The movie is a cornucopia of F/X gimcrackery. A sci-fi/fantasy spectacle that has shifted the shape of the franchise from pretty good, if uninspired, to terrifically entertaining. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine reveals Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, The Marvel Superhero encounters mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.

Moviegoers at early screenings have high praise for Hugh Jackman and the Special Effects used in the film.

This is an intelligent, commercially savvy, slickly produced blockbuster extravaganza...a well-realized melding of comic book enthusiasm with a more adult psychological drama which is sure to join the upper echelons of action movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Terminator 2 and Die Hard. To be released on May 1, 2009. Both kids and adults will have a great experience at the Cinema.

The film will find Wolverine sharing the screen with a stellar cast: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), Gambit (Taylor Kitsch), Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schrieber)John Wraith (will.i.am), and Col. William Stryker (Danny Huston). Academy Award-winning director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) films a screenplay penned by Troy scribe David Benioff (Troy). Daniel Henney and Lost's Dominic Monaghan round out the supporting cast.

Coherent, complex yet incredibly fun entertainment that satisfies both the fanboys and newbies alike, this is a must see for any true film fan. X-Men Origins: Wolverine delivers the goods with gusto. Xcellent entertainment!