X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Director: Gavin Hood

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

To tell you the truth I'm pretty surprised by all the negative reviews
I've been reading on the IMDb and elsewhere on the net (AICN for
example). I thought X-Men 1 and 2 came close to being masterpieces and
that X-Men 3 sucked big time. The Wolverine movie however is well made,
exciting and surprisingly effective. But that's an opinion from
somebody who doesn't know anything about the comics. To me Wolverine is
mainly a movie hero and maybe that can make a big difference.

Two elements make this movie really work. Liev Schreiber - a very
underestimated actor - does a great job as Wolverine's brother
Victor/Sabretooth. It's their love/hate relationship that is the main
subject in this story and that really keeps it interesting. In the
first minutes of the movie this is well established. The opening
credits are really beautiful.

Second: the story. I really love the story. It has romance, betrayal,
vengeance, action, a touch of immortality... All the good elements are
there in the right doses.

Yes, I really love this movie. I hope to see more of Hugh Jackman as
Wolverine in the future, because there are a lot more adventures he can
and should have. Maybe director Gavin Hood can repair some of the
damage that Brett Ratner did with a X-Men 3. Because an X-Men 4 - with
hopefully Josh Halloway as Gambit - would be a great spectacle indeed.

There's only one big thing that really puzzled me. So the Liev
Schreiber character is actually the same Sabretooth we see in X-Men 1?
Because the two characters really don't seem the same in the two
movies. Everything they have "experienced together in the past" (in the
prequel) seems forgotten in X-Men 1 (when they only fight each other).

Anyway, go see this!

8,5 / 10

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