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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

[6.50/10] X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

X-Men Origins:

Short review: "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them. Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar, as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, adamantium claws, and a primal fury known as berserker rage. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" stays true to the tone of the X-Men motion picture franchise, continuing the films' balance between spectacle and reality, while heightening the emotions and relationships. Of course, a movie like this will have to feature special effects. And certainly, the effects here surpass those of the previous X-Men movies. The action scenes between Sabretooth, played brilliantly well by Liev Schreiber, and Wolverine were power packed and breath-taking. On the other hand, what the director did to one of the all-time coolest Marvel characters, Deadpool, is a pretty unforgivable mistake, and the film's biggest issue! All in all, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is an entertaining and visually great entry to the growing franchise and a step up from 2006's messy "X-Men: The Last Stand". Totally underrated!

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