X-Men Origins: Wolverine

20th Century Fox Released 2009




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Gavin Hood

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.

Metacritic Score

  • 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 ...

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • 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:
      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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