X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Movie Review

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is probably one of the most ill fated films this year. Watching the trailer a few months back, both of us felt that it is going to be a big disapppointment - mostly the big wigs cashing in on the superhero bandwagon again. It did not help that around a month ago, an unfinished version of the film was leaked like hell. Again, the pirates found a way for crying out loud! Spending a lot of money on an ineffective marketing scheme (reminder: this is our opinion only okay?) and then getting their gem stolen is not a good start for this film - echoes of epic fail are already within grasp. Well, we could be wrong and even with all the bad vibes, we are actually quite excited - being X-Men fans ourselves. If you want to find out if another X-Men themed film is worth your time and money, read on after the jump.

The film primarily centers on Logan (Hugh Jackman), better known as the Wolverine and tells us his very violent and unknown past. The film starts in the mid-19th Century and ends 20 years before the first X-Men film. During the span of the film, we discover how Wolverine discovered his uncanny power, his enbridled past with his half-brother Victor Creed or Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), how he was part of a power team called Team X and how he became part  of the Weapon X Program. Interestingly, we will also discover how Wolverine lost his memory. 

Now for our take on the film, all we could say is W-O-W! This is probably one of the best films we have seen this year - that is surprising indeed. They actually found a way to make the very diluted X-Men film series interesting again. The film was action-packed from the get-go and never let up. Amazingly, even with all the fight scenes ongoing, the film was still able to deliver with a well-written plot and contained very interesting twists and turns. The film never bogged down and we did not even yawn once! Our favorite part of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is the montage of Wolverine and Sabretooth fighting together in all major U.S. wars since the 19th Century up until the Vietnam War. We had a similar feeling with the wonderfully crafted montage in "Watchmen" and that is saying something. Our advice for the masses is to watch this film legit! It is well-worth your hard-earned cash and won't leave you disappointed - if one film is deserving of your moolah, this is probably it! 

Rating: 5 reels

Why you should watch it:
- the movie was action-packed all the way while still maintaining a serious tone
- the plot was well-written and very interesting to say the least
- this is one of the best superhero themed films we have watched recently

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- we can't think of anything right now - it is that good!

Thanks to Azrael Coladilla for the Press Screening tickets. Please visit his blog at Azrael's Merryland. Also do not forget to watch the film on all major theaters around the Metro starting April 30, 2009.



  1. Going to watch this tomorrow in the theaters! I refused to watch the pirated copy!

  2. I'll have to wait for the video. The kids are too young and I don't have a baby sitter.

  3. See, THIS IS A MOVIE! I could watch this over and over and over again. Kudos to the whole cast and crew. Great chemistry.

    For you guys, sinong X-men gusto niyo ifeature sa next origins?

  4. I watched it and was a little disappointed. It had a lot of action, but there were parts that I thought were boring. I just couldn't get into it the way I did the other ones.

  5. hi there trench!

    good to hear you didn't! we hope you like the film as we did!

  6. hi there april!

    hm...hopefully the DVD version comes out soon and with all the hidden endings to boot!

    thanks for the comment by the way! :)

  7. hi amelia!

    hm...if there was going to be another origins film, we thing Cyclops or Professor X would be a good choice!

    Maybe even an origins storyline for one of the bad guys like Magneto would bring a different viewpoint!

  8. hi tammy!

    that's too bad you didn't like the movie as we did. anyway, thanks for the comment and we hope to hear from you soon! :)

  9. I wonder if Hugh (Huge) Jackman will be able to be anything but Wolverine now that so much of his career has been consumed by this role

  10. Hi Nomad!

    We are pretty sure he can! Throughout the years, he has excelled in most films he has starred in. "Australia" is a recent one and "The Prestige" is another.

    In fact, looking at how he hosted the Oscar's, we can just see how talented the man really is!

  11. i mainly didn't like this movie as much because i watched star trek first...
    - Joe

  12. hi there joe!

    Star Trek was way, way better than this film! So we have to say, your perception should be a hundred percent accurate!