X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
|Source of story
||The X-Men franchise, and the Marvel comics charcter Wolverine by Roy Thomas, Len Wein and John Romita, Sr.
||David Benioff, Skip Woods
||A pirate copy of the film was posted on the internet before release and was apparentoy downloaded 15 million times.
||Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Will.i.am, Lynn Collins, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart
||Logan/Wolverine is working as a logger in backwoods Canada when he is approached by, Stryker, a military leader for whom he has worked in the past, who says that someone is killing off members of their team. The person turns out to be Victor, Logan’s evil half brother who also has superpowers and cannot be killed. Stryker convinces Logan to submit to an experiment which turns his skeleton to steel, making him invulnerable. Thereafter he takes on Victor and Stryker and plans to free the mutants being used for military experiments.
||Scenes from a variety of wars in which the brothers have fought, escapades by Team X, numerous set pieces as the brothers fight each other with no resolution since they can’t be killed, excitement in the streets of New Orleans, experiments including the painful injection of adamantium, some explosions, gunfire and slashing with knives and people battling using their superpowers as things get to a climax. A naked Wolverine runs across the countryside.
||Being honest about this, it is a couple of days since I watched it and it is already fading from memory, since it is basically a tiresome series of set pieces which really don’t make much sense. You have to remember that one brother is good and the other is evil. It cost a lot but made money; even so other possible X-Men Origins movies were shelved. I think you would have to be a fan to enjoy it.
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