X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Filmed in part at Arcadia Station in Otago, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an X-Men prequel tracing the back story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). 

Wolverine is seeking to avenge the death of his girlfriend at the hands of Victor Creed (Live Schreiber), later to become Sabretooth. His desire for revenge is so great he enters the mutant Weapon X programme to maximise his chances.

Few of the characters from the earlier films will appear, although the Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) character will debut alongside Gambit, The Blob and Silver Fox. South African director Gavin Hood won a best foreign film Oscar for the crime drama Tsotsi.

2009Rating: M, contains violence103 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Noisy and impersonal, X-Men Origins: Wolverine bears all the marks of a work for hire, conceived and executed with a big budget but little imagination.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Good blockbuster fare. Origins lacks the magic of the previous films, but Hood does well with a franchise whose shelflife depends on which mutants are next.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Good blockbuster fare. Origins lacks the magic of the previous films, but Hood does well with a franchise whose shelflife depends on which mutants are next.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It is Hugh Jackman's misfortune that when they were handing out superheroes, he got Wolverine, who is for my money low on the charisma list. He never says anything witty, insightful or very intelligent; his utterances are limited to the vocalization of primitive forces: anger, hurt, vengeance, love, hate, determination.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Engaging back-to-beginning superhero romp, with the South Island as co-star.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

There's certainly plenty here to keep most entertained.

For me, what this film suffered from, was just too much, all of the time and still not enough to get your teeth into.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Everything gets scarified on the altar of speed. You hardly get any chance to take the measure of any mutant, least of all Wolverine.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Can everyone stop making moody origin stories now, please? While not a disaster, this isn’t the claws-out, rampaging adventure we hoped for. No-one cares where Wolverine found his jacket — a spin-off with him kicking ass in Japan would have been way more fun.

2.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Just another vaguely unsatisfying night down at the multiplex.

0

This Wolverine Bites

Certainly watchable and sometimes fun ("Blob? Did you call me Blob?") this is often just dumb and has plot holes so awe-inspiringly-devoid-of-thought it leaves your head spinning... Can you buy someone being shot in the head and, um, waking to forget ONLY the specific memories the bad guy's trying to erase? Really? Oh boy... Kids will love it (my...

2.0
0

Finally Wolverine movie has come out but.................

I'm only giving a 3 star rating coz I like Hugh and am a big fan of Wolverine. Otherwise I would of agreed with Flickz review.

3.0
0

No masterpiece but not the fizzer I was expecting either

I was entertained I ate all my popcorn Not a comic fanatic so didn't know if it was true to the original story - didn't care! Complaints that he is indestructible - So can't lose his memory seem weak. And hello! of course it was made for your dollar! - mine freely given.

4.0
0

They tried, but they probably failed

I actually slept thru bits of this. I wanted to like it. It just can't live up to XMen on what I assume was a fraction of the budget.

3.0
0

Awsome Movie

thissome of the graphics were a bit dodgy but apart from that it was what i expected and more!!! this movie was for the action people out there!!!!!

5.0
0

100% Agree with Andrew Hedley's review

My views are the same as Flicks own review by Andrew Hedley

2.0
0

What a flop

Sorry X Men fans-this movie just did not cut it and I have to be brutally honest and give this one star only, I was actually very very bored and I could not follow this story very well- I thought it was just me to begin with but when I asked my friends about what they thought- they said that they thought the same about it- also as we left the cinema we...

1.0
0

Save your money go see Star Trek instead

Very disapointing just a terrible spin off- not really too much to say other than save your money don't go to watch it at the Cinema wait till a friend buys it on DVD then watch it.

2.0
0

not the best

the human interest story was good but the effects weren't the best and some parts a bit crap. More put into the story would have made it more dramatic/interesting

2.0
0

Lame

A good way to encourage studios to make more crap like this is to go and watch this atrocity called 'Wolverine'. Bad CG; Non-existent storyline; Plot holes the size of a football field. 'Oh look I lost all memory of it because you shot me with an admantium bullet even though I am indestructible'. How much more lame can you get.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Noisy and impersonal, X-Men Origins: Wolverine bears all the marks of a work for hire, conceived and executed with a big budget but little imagination.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Good blockbuster fare. Origins lacks the magic of the previous films, but Hood does well with a franchise whose shelflife depends on which mutants are next.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Good blockbuster fare. Origins lacks the magic of the previous films, but Hood does well with a franchise whose shelflife depends on which mutants are next.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It is Hugh Jackman's misfortune that when they were handing out superheroes, he got Wolverine, who is for my money low on the charisma list. He never says anything witty, insightful or very intelligent; his utterances are limited to the vocalization of primitive forces: anger, hurt, vengeance, love, hate, determination.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Engaging back-to-beginning superhero romp, with the South Island as co-star.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

There's certainly plenty here to keep most entertained.

For me, what this film suffered from, was just too much, all of the time and still not enough to get your teeth into.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Everything gets scarified on the altar of speed. You hardly get any chance to take the measure of any mutant, least of all Wolverine.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Can everyone stop making moody origin stories now, please? While not a disaster, this isn’t the claws-out, rampaging adventure we hoped for. No-one cares where Wolverine found his jacket — a spin-off with him kicking ass in Japan would have been way more fun.

2.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Just another vaguely unsatisfying night down at the multiplex.

0

This Wolverine Bites

Certainly watchable and sometimes fun ("Blob? Did you call me Blob?") this is often just dumb and has plot holes so awe-inspiringly-devoid-of-thought it leaves your head spinning... Can you buy someone being shot in the head and, um, waking to forget ONLY the specific memories the bad guy's trying to erase? Really? Oh boy... Kids will love it...

2.0
0

Finally Wolverine movie has come out but.................

I'm only giving a 3 star rating coz I like Hugh and am a big fan of Wolverine. Otherwise I would of agreed with Flickz review.

3.0
0

No masterpiece but not the fizzer I was expecting either

I was entertained I ate all my popcorn Not a comic fanatic so didn't know if it was true to the original story - didn't care! Complaints that he is indestructible - So can't lose his memory seem weak. And hello! of course it was made for your dollar! - mine freely given.

4.0
0

They tried, but they probably failed

I actually slept thru bits of this. I wanted to like it. It just can't live up to XMen on what I assume was a fraction of the budget.

3.0
0

Awsome Movie

thissome of the graphics were a bit dodgy but apart from that it was what i expected and more!!! this movie was for the action people out there!!!!!

5.0
0

100% Agree with Andrew Hedley's review

My views are the same as Flicks own review by Andrew Hedley

2.0
0

What a flop

Sorry X Men fans-this movie just did not cut it and I have to be brutally honest and give this one star only, I was actually very very bored and I could not follow this story very well- I thought it was just me to begin with but when I asked my friends about what they thought- they said that they thought the same about it- also as we left the cinema we...

1.0
0

Save your money go see Star Trek instead

Very disapointing just a terrible spin off- not really too much to say other than save your money don't go to watch it at the Cinema wait till a friend buys it on DVD then watch it.

2.0
0

not the best

the human interest story was good but the effects weren't the best and some parts a bit crap. More put into the story would have made it more dramatic/interesting

2.0
0

Lame

A good way to encourage studios to make more crap like this is to go and watch this atrocity called 'Wolverine'. Bad CG; Non-existent storyline; Plot holes the size of a football field. 'Oh look I lost all memory of it because you shot me with an admantium bullet even though I am indestructible'. How much more lame can you get.

2.0
0