The new “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie is definitely worth a look! This adaptation of the X- Men story is the best so far. All the mysteries are finally revealed in this one as director Gaven Hood takes us on a ride though the haunting and troubling past of Wolverine, explaining everything from his solid antemium core to the origins of his name, and even his unexplainable memory loss. As if answering all the cliffhanging questions about Wolverine wasn’t enough, Hood managed to intertwine the past of Wolverine with that of other mutants such as Sabertooth, Gambit, Night Crawler, Deadpool, Beak, Blob and even Cyclops.
In the movie, Wolverine attempts to live life as regular as possible, despite his mutant abnormalities. Alongside his brother, Victor Creed, Wolverine leaves the protection of his family and home to a life more suitable for people of his kind: a life of blood and killing. Wolverine and his brother, both having similar mutant powers, placed their slash marks throughout history as they fought in countless wars, spilling blood from The Civil War to the second World War. But even war couldn’t keep the animals roaming inside them contained. Eventually they were recruited by a special military operation headed by William Stryker, that required the special abilities of certain mutants.
Worn out by all the killing and bloodshed, Wolverine gives up his life of violence to live out his days in a more peaceful way. Unaware of his girlfriend’s telepathic ability, he was manipulated into participating in a program called Mutant X program, a program designed to genetically produce mutants with multiple strengths but none of the personality weaknesses. In other words, the perfect solider to combat the mutant infestation.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the complete package, having equally impressive acting and CGI effects. Even the supporting actors played their role as if they were trying to win Oscars. The cast includes Hugh Jackman, Will.i.am, Ryan Reynolds, Liev Schreiber, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, Daniel Henny, Kevin Durand and more. Overall, this movie, hands down, is one of the best so far this year.
X-Men Origins is set to hit theaters May 1, 2009. Be sure to check it out!
– Written by: Dwayne Gross