Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5

Genre: Superhero, fantasy, adventure

Series or set: X-Men

Number in series: Unknown – I can’t figure out the order for all of these X-Men movies.

Primary actors: Hugh Jackman (!!!!), Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston

Length: Two hours

Based on: Marvel comic books, I think.

Time period: Mostly present.

Rating: PG-13

Year it came out: 2009

My overall opinion: This was my very first introduction and going into it, I had absolutely no idea what X-Men was/were/are or what this movie was about. However, having seen this, I was eager to continue watching X-Men movies, and have continued steadily. :) Any Hugh Jackman fans out there? Yeah, thought there might a few. Well, you’ve gotta see this one! It’s amazing. There’s a little violence in a few places, and especially one of the opening scenes was…not nice. I didn’t like it. But for the most part, this was an enjoyable movie, especially the last half hour or so. And Wolverine has a really cool superpower. I've been flexing my fists for blades yet. So it goes. Anyway. Great graphics, fast-paced storyline…kept me riveted.


Hamlette said...

Hahahahaha! I clench my hands and flex my forearms and wish for claws allll the time. Wolverine is my absolute favorite superhero, and I really love this movie. Not everyone does, and I'm not sure why.

Just so you know, the chronological order of the X-men movies' events is this:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine set from 1800s to 1980s (2009)

X-Men: First Class set in the 1960s (2011)

X-Men set in "the not-too-distant future" (2000)

X2 (2003)

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

The Wolverine set a while after the events in The Last Stand (2013)

Charity U said...

Hamlette! I'm not the only one! Yay! :) It was a great movie for sure. And thanks for laying out all the X-Men movies so clearly...very helpful!