X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Jackman, Hugh

$16.99 
SKU: 024543957317

UPC 024543957317
Release Date 2014-05-06
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 2
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 3 stars out of 4 -- Jackman invests his fierce character with a cheeky attitude, clear-eyed intelligence and inherent decency, compelling viewers to care about his metamorphosis.It's a solid, efficient comic book movie....Both Jackman and costar Liev Schreiber, who plays Wolverine's even angrier half-brother Sabretooth, are fine actors who throw themselves into whatever they take on...Mr. Schreiber, sporting fangs as well as mutton chops, gives the movie a surly kick...When choosing which mutant hero they would use to launch the X-MEN feature-film prequel series ORIGINS, the creators of the hugely successful franchise had a no-brainer of a decision in going with Wolverine. Not only is he the most well-known and popular X-Men character, but Wolverine--as brought expertly to life in true leading-man fashion by Hugh Jackman--was essentially the star of the three previous X-MEN movies. As the title implies, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE is the back story of the fiery and conflicted Wolverine (né James Logan), whose mutant powers include killer claws that shoot from his knuckles and a regenerative ability that allows him to live seemingly forever. Taking a few mild liberties but staying relatively faithful to the comic-book source material, ORIGINS follows Logan from his first recognition of his mutant powers as a young child up through his infamous adamantium rebirth and the total memory loss that would subsequently fuel his angry quest. Wolverine’s story has enough intriguing details to allow for a grown-up psychodrama in the mold of THE DARK KNIGHT, and the actors on hand--including Danny Huston as Stryker and Liev Schreiber as Logan’s half-brother, Victor (aka Sabretooth)--have the chops to deliver. Director Gavin Hood, however, opts in favor of cinematic razzle-dazzle heavy on John Woo-style action-ballet and CGI glitz. From Deadpool’s eye-popping swordplay (the action-adventure equivalent of Riverdance) to the tightrope-walk of a fight scene in the film’s finale, WOLVERINE is a blockbuster action film in the most fundamental sense of the word. While some might complain that the film lacks the storytelling substance of the first two X-MEN films, if it’s bang you’re after, then this certainly isn’t a waste of your bucks.
Cast Hugh Jackman (Star)
Danny Huston (Star)
Gavin Hood (Director)
Liev Schreiber (Star)
Dominic Monaghan (Star)
Ryan Reynolds (Star)
David Benioff (Screenwriter)
Skip Woods (Screenwriter)
Lauren Shuler Donner (Producer)
Ralph Winter (Producer)
Hugh Jackman (Producer)
John Palermo (Producer)
Donald McAlpine (Director of Photography)
Harry Gregson-Williams (Composer)
Taylor Kitsch (Star)
Will.I.Am (Star)
Lynn Collins (Star)
Kevin Durand (Star)
Daniel Henney (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region [unknown]
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Science Fiction,Feature Film Action Adventure,Superheroes/Comic Heroes
Attribute SensorMatic,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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