X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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20th Century Fox Released 2009

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Director:
Gavin Hood
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13

X-Men Origins: Wolverine traces the rising of super-human mutant James Logan from military hero to government experiment. After Logan's father is killed, he finds out that he has a half-brother, Victor, who shares a similar genetic mutation. The two join an elite league of government agents called the X-Team. Six years later, Logan tires of the group's questionable use of their powers and deserts. Now living in Canada with his fiance, Kayla, Logan finds out through his old commanding officer, Stryker, that someone is killing off members of the team. Logan soon becomes a target and when his fiance is killed he seeks out Stryker, who offers up a powerful new weapon. Logan is infused with adamantium, an indestructible metal.

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  • 67

    Film.com Laremy Legel

    You won't be upset you saw it, you'll have some fun, you'll see Wolvie beat the living hell out of a helicopter. These are good things, and it's why studios are provided huge budge...

  • 50

    Philadelphia Inquirer Steven Rea

    There's little of the seen-it-all, wise-guy acerbity that made his character in the X-Men trilogy stand apart from his fellow mutants. Here, he just glowers.

  • 30

    Austin Chronicle Marc Savlov

    Wolverine is a noisy mess, an origin/prequel that's nicely full of Jackman's ace glare as Wolverine and seriously killer snarl – The Boy From Aaarrrgh! – but utterly devoid of ...

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    • QUOTES (6)

      • Kayla: (using her persuasive power on Stryker) Walk until your feet bleed. And then keep walking.

      • Sabretooth: (after saving Wolverine from being decapitated) Nobody kills you but me.

      • Sabretooth: Tell me something, Jimmy. Do you even know how to kill me?
        Wolverine: I'm gonna cut your goddamned head off. See if that works.

      • Stryker: (speaking with Wolverine) I promise you two things. You will suffer more pain than any other man can endure, but you will have your revenge.

      • Wolverine: (Sabretooth has apparently just murdered Wolverine's girlfriend.) Why!
        Sabretooth: Why? [laughs] You don't call, you don't write. How else am I supposed to get your attention?

      • Wade: You know I love this weapon more than any other thing in the whole wide world. Do you wanna know why?
        Sabretooth: No.
        Wade: It's memorable. Sure it's a little bulky, tough to get on a plane. You whip out a couple of swords at your ex-girlfriend's wedding, they will never, ever forget it.
        Sabretooth: That's funny, Wade. I think you confuse me with someone who gives a shit.

    • NOTES (5)

      • Production Budget - $150,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $179,883,157 (13th)
        Worldwide Gross - $373,062,864 (15th)

        Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $195,712,874
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $405,892,396

      • Production Companies:
        Marvel Entertainment
        The Donners' Company
        Seed Productions
        Ingenious Film Partners
        Big Screen Productions
        Dune Entertainment

      • Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

      • Music:
        Hávamál
        Traditional
        Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree
        Written by L. Russell Brown and Irwin Levine
        Performed by The Romantic Strings & Orchestra
        Carousel Rides
        Written by Herman Beeftink
        Performed by Herman Beeftink
        Zoot Shoot
        Written by Weevil & Riddick
        Performed by Weevil & Riddick
        New Orleans Boogie
        Written by Daniel May & Marc Ferrari
        Performed by Daniel May
        Gimme One More Shot
        Written by Jamie Dunlap and Scott Nickoley
        Performed by Robin McAuley
        Shinjuku Shadows
        Written by G.E. Stinson
        Performed by Kaoru and G.E. Stinson

      • Filming locations:
        Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        Blacksmiths Beach, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
        Brownlow Hill, New South Wales, Australia
        Camden, New South Wales, Australia
        Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        Deer Park Heights, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
        Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
        Federal Park, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        Hatley Castle, Royal Roads, Colwood, British Columbia, Canada
        Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        Kingston Beach, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
        Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
        Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Southland, New Zealand
        New Orleans, Louisiana
        Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
        Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
        Rozelle Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        Shreveport, Louisiana
        Skippers Canyon, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
        Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
        University of British Columbia, Robson Square Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
        Vancouver Film Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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