X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Review

Wolverine Not HappyAfter X-Men: The Last Stand left fans with a sour taste in their math, anticipation has been building for the next film, a prequel that looks at the early life of Logan, also known as the hairy, foul-tempered and clawed Wolverine. Unfortunately, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a disaster, and makes the aforementioned film look like an Oscar-winner in comparison. That’s impressive, but not in a good way.

In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we begin with a young Logan in the mid 19th century, who following a violent situation realizes his true nature. Scared and in shock, he goes on the run, led by his older brother, Victor – the man that would become Sabretooth. The two run amok through various U.S. wars, but Victor shows signs of drifting to the dark side; his distaste for humans and willingness to kill on command begins to worry his more moral partner. Nevertheless, the two are recruited by the government through a man named William Stryker, who promises them that they can find their true calling by carrying out missions for him. But Stryker’s motives are less than sincere, and Logan soon goes on the run.

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By Erik Samdahl
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  • Are you reviewing the right movie? You don’t even remember the characters. Who’s Vincent? Cartoon network is for you.

  • Oops, yeah, I meant Victor. Maybe I tried to make things up in my head because the movie was SO bad.

  • It’s big summer opener. I watched it, it was okay but I was expecting more since the day I saw first Wolverine trailer.

  • tahrens

    Have you ever read a Wolverine comic? What about an X-men comic? The Wolverine story is very complex with many different writers telling it over the years. For an hour and a half film, I think they did a great job. The movie would have to be 6 hours long to tell the whole story.
    I think the Silverfox/Logan story was well represented. It didn’t be dragged out. If you want a love story rent Titantic.

  • Hi tahrens, I’ve read several Wolverine and X-Men comics, yes. But they shouldn’t have tried to pack all of Wolverine’s back story into a single movie, and regardless… the movie was horribly executed.