DVD REVIEW: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE is a high-octane action film that doesn’t disappoint in crafting the back-story behind the popular Wolverine character (Hugh Jackman) of the X-MEN film trilogy. Jackman is back in his career defining role (a role originally cast with Dougray Scott who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with his role in Mission Impossible II). Jackman is up to the task both physically and in emotional interpretation of the brooding anti-hero. Along side Jackman, Liev Schreiber is adequately buffed up to play Wolverine’s half-brother Sabretooth (played in the original X-MEN film by Tyler Mane). The plot traces Wolverine’s evolution from childhood – allowing the audience to experience the birth of the character’s superhuman powers and the psychological affects having those powers has on him. Ryan Reynolds is a scene stealer as lethal swordsman Wade Wilson. Lots of action with occasionally muddy writing and stellar acting earns X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE three stars.