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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Reviews
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Wolverine, if you're not too familiar with the character, is a mutant with a rich and varied past, and it's that past that the blockbuster film and the game that shares its name plunder. Heading back to a more feral time in Wolverine's life than the X-Men years, the game takes you to his days at the sinister Weapon X project and beyond. Way beyond, actually. The game was in development while the film was but a twinkle in the studio's eye, and while it follows the movie's plot, it also mines Logan's back story from the comics, meaning as well as the likes of Sabretooth from the film, you'll get to fight the likes of a 250ft tall mutant-hunting sentinel! ESRB: Everyone 10+Category:Adventure/Beat 'Em UpLanguage: Bilingual

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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    November 11, 2016

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 comic book action film. It's directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Lynn Collins, Ryan Reynolds, and Danny Huston.

    This is a spin-off film focusing on the origin story of Wolverine. When Logan was younger, the love of his life was murdered by his mutant brother. Logan then undergoes the Weapon X program, led by William Stryker, to inject him with the special metal Adamantium. The metal binds itself to his bones, and Wolverine is born.

    I'm really, really not a fan of this film. For me, the only redeemable features are Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber. Everything else is a mess, with too many poor casting choices, bad lines of dialogue, and horribly inaccurate representations of iconic comic book characters. It's kind of embarrassing to see what they did to someone like Deadpool, a character known as the "merc with the mouth" -- thank goodness they finally gave him his own film to make up for what they did to him here.

    There's a really good Wolverine video game that came out around the same time as this. It has a better story and is more accurate and exciting than this film. I would recommend that over this.

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