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  • Summary: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 39
  2. Negative: 11 out of 39
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    May 13, 2013
    75
    Wolverine is a solid start to the ever-lengthening summer movie season, when all that matters is the bang and the bucks paid for it.
  2. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    Apr 29, 2013
    67
    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 budgets to play with in the first place.
  3. 63
    A perfectly adequate superhero comic-book movie, all explosions, chases, gunfights, sword fights and blood feuds. There’s even a little humor in it.
  4. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Apr 29, 2013
    50
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Sukhdev Sandhu
    May 13, 2013
    40
    A compromise, a ghastly hybrid, a film that appears to have pirated and wrecked its own potential.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick de Semlyen
    Apr 29, 2013
    40
    Can everyone stop making moody origin stories now, please? While not a disaster, this isn’t the claws-out, rampaging adventure we hoped for. No-one cares where Wolverine found his jacket — a spin-off with him kicking ass in Japan would have been way more fun.
  7. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Apr 29, 2013
    20
    The story, devised by David Benioff and Skip Woods, is largely meaningless, and the emotions are no more than functional—they set up the next fight.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 55
  2. Negative: 13 out of 55
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    How am I the SECOND PERSON to rate this movie after two years!? Anyways, it is an action flick and a very good one at that, but only for the action.
  2. Feb 24, 2013
    9
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine will hopefully be the first in a line of many films explaining the beginnings of the X-men franchise. This film wasX-Men Origins: Wolverine will hopefully be the first in a line of many films explaining the beginnings of the X-men franchise. This film was filled with unbelievable stuns, great action scenes, and tremendous special effect. Like Charles Xavier himself, the writers got right into the mind of the watchers and as soon as the movie started getting predictable and done, they throw you a curve, right at the beginning of an amazing ending. This movie was great!...and for all you lazy, impatient people... make sure you watch the credits all the way to the end. Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2014
    7
    I was trying my best to think of this as a good movie, like one worth of 4 stars, but I have to admit the truth: I was disappointed.

    I am a
    I was trying my best to think of this as a good movie, like one worth of 4 stars, but I have to admit the truth: I was disappointed.

    I am a fan of the X-Men, and while I have read little beyond the amount of magazines published in Finland between 1984-2009, I do know a few things about the comics. Also, I've really liked the three previous X-Men movies. Compared to those, this wasn't as well constructed.

    First of all, there's nothing wrong with the acting. However, with some of their allotted screen time, I kept wondering if some of the characters were even necessary to the plot! The trailers were pretty misleading; Gambit and Cyclops, for one, didn't get more than fifteen minutes each, if even that. It was rather disappointing, considering I like both their characters, although they were not given a lot of life in this one.

    As much as reboots sometimes bring to an already explored topic, I personally disliked the fact that some things about Logan's past was altered, as well as Cyclops', whose entire life was re-written. Not to mention Gambit... and who knows how many others I'm less familiar with. For me, that didn't appeal. Wolverine's past is rich enough on its own, without necessary bonds between unrelated characters, just to give them some screen time and time with the audience. I wonder if I would have enjoyed the movie more if I didn't know so much of the fandom beforehand. There have been "errors" in X-Men movies before, but none of them were as glaring and in plain sight as in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".

    The plot was hectic. There was no beginning, middle, or end climax. The pace kept wavering, the action came and went, and while they manage to keep their balance between various plots and sub-plots, there was still something missing.

    Perhaps they tried to mix too many things into one movie? It surely seemed so. Too many interesting characters, too many options, too many things to show. In the end the result was an odd-looking Deadpool getting in the way of Victor Creed and Wolverine trying to hack each other into pieces - for no actual reason as it turns out.
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  4. Mar 16, 2015
    5
    Hugh Jackman is the only thing good about this film. The rest of the film is dumb, filled with massive holes, repetitive, over-familiar,Hugh Jackman is the only thing good about this film. The rest of the film is dumb, filled with massive holes, repetitive, over-familiar, overstuffed, and quite frankly, pretty boring. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    4
    Wolverine is one of my favorite comic book characters that makes this film all the more painful. Although Hugh Jackman does a great job theWolverine is one of my favorite comic book characters that makes this film all the more painful. Although Hugh Jackman does a great job the story is just silly. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2011
    4
    Disappointing origin story for a character who was already overexposed. The story is lacking, with the only moment of interest being the sceneDisappointing origin story for a character who was already overexposed. The story is lacking, with the only moment of interest being the scene we already knew happened. When Wolverine fights, there is no sense of urgency because he cannot die, a fact that is never explained or developed in any way. The action can be cheesy and the acting mediocre. There are some nice cameos from other X-men characters, such as the Blob and Gambit but this remains an unsatisfying installment in the series. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2014
    0
    Why? Just why.
    Hugh Jackman forever will be the best Wolverine ever, but something is completely wrong with this picture. Extremely
    Why? Just why.
    Hugh Jackman forever will be the best Wolverine ever, but something is completely wrong with this picture. Extremely unfaithful to the comics, by creating atrocities as the "Deadpool". Yes, Deadpool in quotes, because that's not a Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds was not even a convincing Wade Wilson.
    It has awful cinematography, overrated screenplay and exaggeration on CGI. This could never have happened. Worst super-hero thematic movie ever
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