Marvel’s latest blockbuster hit theaters Friday. Those of you that didn’t watch the bootleg version that found its way to the internet a couple of weeks ago, are in for a real treat. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not your typical comic based movie. This movie is much more story driven than most comic based movies. Sure there are cool special effects, and plenty of action but its the story that drives this movie, and it is a good one.
The origin story of Wolverine is a pretty good tale, and although the movie alters some things in the comic based origin, it does a pretty good job depicting Wolverine a.k.a James Howlett’s life prior to joining the X-Men. Hugh Jackman proves once more that he is the best actor for the Wolverine character. He truly brings this character to life on the big screen.
Liev Schreiber who plays Wolverine’s antagonist brother Victor Creed makes a strong statement to return in another X sequel, assuming there is one.
The rest of the supporting cast is pretty good as well. I enjoyed seeing some long time X-Men characters Gambit, Deadpool and the Blob on the silver screen.
If you stick around through the end of the credits you will be treated with one of two different endings in this movie. I wont spoil the ending, but don’t be in a hurry to leave if you go to see this film.
Some of the music in this movie was provided by Keel guitarist Marc Ferrarri’s company Mastersource. How cool is that?
X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a highly enjoyable movie. I highly recommend it!
Rating: Out of 5