Movie Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Deadpool,Gambit,Wolverine,Sabertooth and Silverfox    

Deadpool,Gambit,Wolverine,Sabertooth and Silverfox

Synopsis from Wikipedia:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It was released on May 1, 2009 in the United States. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman as the title character. It is a prequel to the X-Men film trilogy and is primarily set roughly ten to fifteen years before the film X-Men. The film focuses on the violent past of mutant Wolverine and his time with Team X, before Wolverine’s skeleton was bonded with the indestructible metal adamantium. The plot also details his early encounters with Colonel William Stryker (Danny Huston), the Weapon X program and Wolverine’s interactions with other mutants including his relationship with his half-brother Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber). The film was mostly shot in Australia and New Zealand.

My take:

This is about being different and sort-of alone in the world. This is also-much too much-I would say about vengeance-having your love murdered by your brother-for the sake of an experiment -a military man would like to be tested.This is also about a government that went beyond its mandate-and is into eugenics and DNA tampering. 

Others may not sympathize with the indestructible Wolverine-but this comes at the middle-not during the first part when adamantium is have not replaced his skeletal system. And he still feels pain and can be brought down unconscious-and like the character Zero mentioned-innocent people dies around him.

It is also about a man-with beastly nature and training-trying to be human-This is about common grace and the inescapability of natural law-the divine law or make-up man cannot easily shake up. Later -in the series or in the comics-he will  try to find redemption-in helping fellow mutants and human in their struggle. But of course-no one can really can forgive you.

Wolverine and Sabertooth

Wolverine and Sabertooth

The competition and sort-of fellowship with his half-brother Sabertooth is also worth noting. In a sense-this crazy and cruel relationship-is the one constant thing that Logan has. They noth hated each other -and yet they both know they had a symbiotic relationship.

Wolverine is the modern -day Ecclesiates. Sometimes-the only really good thing here in this world-is the love we feel and maintain-against great odds-and or struggle to maintain our sanity and decency amidst a world gone mad and selfish. I cannot help being existentialist watching this movie.

Well-the violence is really high and there are suggestive sexual scenes-I can only warned parents regarding this. But great scenes? The first scene of Team X at Nigeria, the first encounter of Gambit,Sabertooth and Wolverine-and also the final fight scene at the smokestack of Three Mile Island.

They could have ended the movie when Wolverine first left the Team X due to Sabertooth’s excesses-and not hurried up the first part of the story, i.e. from 1800’s upto the Vietnam War. In fact -I suddenly remember Highlander 1 due to the flash of the years -and having Logan and his brother go through it.  But -they need to make it commercial-well -maybe a TV series can do something about this.

For those who waited for the final print (due to the leakage)-it is great to say-that I am glad I waited for 2-3 weeks for this


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