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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 1 May 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 107 min
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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  • IMDb page: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 133,963 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 1 May 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 107 min
  • Filming Location: Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Budget: $150,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $373,062,864(Worldwide)(1 October 2009)
  • Director: Gavin Hood
  • Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and Ryan Reynolds
  • Original Music By: Harry Gregson-Williams   
  • Soundtrack: Gimme One More Shot
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Mutant | Colonel | Logger | Death | Commando

Writing Credits By:

  • David Benioff (screenplay) and
  • Skip Woods (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • This is the first film to be produced by Hugh Jackman and John Palermo’s new production company, Seed Productions.
  • David Benioff aimed for a darker and more brutal story, and wrote the script with an R rating in mind. Producer Hugh Jackman did not see the need for an R rating, however, and the script was toned down to a safer PG-13 level.
  • Bryan Singer (who directed the first two X-Films), Brett Ratner (who directed the 3rd and previous X-Film), Len Wiseman, Alexandre Aja, and Zack Snyder all expressed interest in directing the film before Gavin Hood was hired.
  • This is the first time the mutant Gambit appears in an X-Film. He was planned to make appearances in the previous X-Films, but was always cut out.
  • The characters depicted in this movie are the result of 3 generations of X-Men creators – Wolverine and Sabretooth were created by Len Wein & Johnny Romita and Chris Claremont & John Byrne respectively back in the ’70′s; Deadpool is a product of Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld’s work on the title during the ’90′s, and; John Wraith was created by Larry Hama in the ’90′s, and the Weapon X program was first introduced into X-men by Barry Windsor-Smith in his classic story “Weapon X”, originally published in Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 from 1991. In addition, characters created by Stan Lee make cameo appearances toward the end.
  • A “Deadpool” movie had been in the works since 2004, with David S. Goyer directing and starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Reynolds himself had dreamed of playing Deadpool, and when he heard Deadpool was given a place in the script, he immediately approached the filmmakers for the role.
  • Liev Schreiber was originally considered for the role of Colonel William Stryker, but he requested to take the role of Victor Creed as he found that role more interesting.
  • In the comics, David North uses the alias of “Maverick”. However, he has also used the alias “Agent Zero” in recent times.
  • Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool) and Wesley Snipes (in the Blade movies) are the only two actors with roles in Marvel Comics film adaptations to have not gone through an audition prior to signing.
  • Both the Comic Con and Official Trailers feature scores from films that were released in 2007. The Comic Con Trailer features “Come and Get Them!” from Tyler Bates’ 300 score, and The Official Trailer features “Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor)” from John Murphy’s score to Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: After Deadpool (Wade) comes off the elevator near the beginning of the movie, cutting at bullets and clearing the path to a man with diamonds, he stops and stays in a lounging position after cutting down the last two men. In that instance, two wires are clearly visible near his shoulders.

Plot: A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Weapon and the impact it will have on his later years. Full summary »  »

Story: Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born 200 years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war through U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos. Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the colonel sends the murderous Victor. Logan now wants revenge.Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

Synopsis

Synopsis: In 1845 in North-Western Territory, British North America, young James Howlett (Troye Sivan) sees his father John Howlett (Peter O'Brien) killed by his friend Victor Creed’s father, Thomas Logan (Aaron Jeffery). In an act of vengeance, James kills the elder Logan using bone claws which have grown out of his hands due to the stress of the incident. With his dying breath, Logan tells James that he is also his son. James runs out of the house, followed by Victor, who finds him and promises his younger brother that he’ll look out for him. James and Victor (Michael-James Olsen) run away, pursued by a torch-wielding mob.

In the years that follow, adult brothers James (Hugh Jackman) and Victor (Liev Schreiber) are seen fighting together in the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and eventually the Vietnam War. Their regenerative powers keep them from being killed in the battlefield and they both age considerably slowly compared to non-mutants. James is forced to act as a check on Victor’s increasing rage and ferocity. In Vietnam, Victor kills a superior officer after being stopped from raping a girl, and James and Victor are sentenced to death by firing squad, though their unique regenerative abilities keep them alive.

Major William Stryker (Danny Huston) approaches the two mutants and offers them membership in Team X, his elite group of mutants. The team consists of mutants Fred Dukes (Kevin Durand), possesses super strength and invulnerability; John Wraith (Will i Am), who can teleport; Chris Bradley (Dominic Monaghan), a.k.a. Bolt, who can control electricity; expert marksman Agent Zero (Daniel Henney); Bradley, a telekinetic; and mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), an amazing swordsman who never stops talking. The brothers join the group and are sent to the team’s first mission: Invade the headquarters of a diamond trafficking operation in Lagos, Nigeria, to retrieve a meteorite. Afterwards, Stryker and the team brutally interrogate people from a nearby village to learn where the meteorite was found. James is disgusted by the murders committed by his teammates and abandons the group.

Six years afterward, James — now going by his last name, Logan — is a lumberjack living with his girlfriend Kayla Silverfox (Lynn Collins). Meanwhile, Victor hunts down and murders Bradley, who works at a circus; Victor mentions that Wade is already dead. Stryker locates Logan and claims that someone is killing members of the now-disbanded team. Stryker asks Logan for help, but is refused. Shortly after, Silverfox is murdered by Victor. Wolverine hunts down his half-brother, but is easily defeated. Stryker once again asks Logan for help, and Logan agrees. Stryker has Logan’s skeletal system reinforced with adamantium, a virtually indestructible metal retrieved from the meteorite found by Team X. Before the procedure, Logan asks for his new dog tags to say "Wolverine," a reference to a story that Kayla told him. After the procedure, Stryker orders Wolverine’s memory to be erased, but Wolverine overhears this and flees. Stryker orders Agent Zero to hunt him down and take his head off.

An elderly couple, Travis (Max Cullen) and Heather Hudson (Julia Blake), see Wolverine — who escaped in the buff — enter their barn. They’re wary but welcoming, giving him food and clothing, including a leather jacket of their son’s — and their son’s motorcycle. The next morning, both are shot dead by Zero. Wolverine takes out several HMMWVs, a helicopter and Zero himself, telling Stryker over Zero’s radio, that he’ll hunt him down. Wolverine locates former associates John Wraith and Fred Dukes (who is now massively obese from a guilt-driven eating disorder), seeking to learn the location of Stryker’s new laboratory. Wolverine learns the disbanded team had been capturing young mutants for Stryker. One of them, Remy LeBeau (Taylor Kitsch), also known as Gambit, escaped the island laboratory and knows its location. Dukes tells Logan that his brother Victor is actually working for Stryker, capturing and killing mutants for him. Meanwhile, Stryker captures a teenaged Scott Summers (Tim Pocock) with Victor’s aid.

Wolverine and Wraith locate Gambit in a New Orleans bar. Wolverine talks to Gambit while Wraith keeps watch outside, but Gambit suspects Wolverine was sent to recapture him and, using his ability to charge objects with kinetic energy, throws several playing cards at Wolverine that send him flying through a wall. Outside, Wolverine sees Victor has killed Wraith and taken a sample of his blood. Wolverine fights Victor, only to be interrupted by Gambit. Victor escapes, and after a brief struggle, Gambit agrees to take Wolverine to the mutant prison/laboratory on Three Mile Island. Once there, Wolverine confronts Stryker and learns Silverfox is still alive; Victor faked her death with hydrochlorothiazide. She was keeping track of the mutant to free her sister, Emma Frost (Tahyna Tozzi), who is also in the prison. Wolverine is devastated by this betrayal.

Now having no quarrel with Stryker, Wolverine departs. Victor, angered that Stryker let Wolverine go, demands the adamantium procedure. Stryker, however, tells him that he won’t survive the procedure and in an act of rage, Victor tries to kill Silverfox. Wolverine hears Silverfox’s screams and attacks Victor. Finally having the chance to kill Victor, Wolverine chooses not to give in to his animal instincts and instead knocks him out. Silverfox shows Wolverine to the holding cells, and he frees the mutants there; among them are Emma Frost and Scott Summers.

Panicking, Stryker prematurely activates his newest creation, Weapon XI (Scott Adkins and Ryan Reynolds), a bald, pale-skinned and deformed Wade Wilson, lacking a mouth and with patterns on his skin marking his adamantium bone structure. As the rescue party approaches an exit, it is blocked by Weapon XI, who is under Stryker’s control. Wolverine tells them to find a new exit as two blades extend from Weapon XI’s arms. The blades are similar to Wolverine’s claws, but more like katana swords, Wilson’s weapon of choice. Wolverine realizes that this monstrosity is actually Wade Wilson. "Looks like Stryker finally found a way to shut you up," he quips.

Weapon XI, also called Deadpool, is a mutant Frankenstein’s monster, with the abilities of several of the killed and captured mutants: Scott’s optic blasts, Wraith’s teleportation, and Wolverine’s healing ability. During the escape, Silverfox is mortally wounded. The other mutants escape through the facility’s tunnels, guided by Scott who is unable to tell them how he knows the way out. Emerging from the tunnel, the party encounters a helicopter. Riding in the helicopter is a familiar figure: Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who has guided them to safety and offers them a home at his school.

Meanwhile, the fight between Wolverine and Weapon XI moves to the top of one of the nuclear power plant’s cooling towers. Weapon XI overpowers and prepares to decapitate Wolverine, but Victor returns to aid his brother. Wolverine and Victor, now working together, are able to decapitate Weapon XI, sending its head, still firing optic blasts, down into the cooling tower. Wolverine coldly informs Victor that despite his help, their relationship is over. Victor reminds him that as brothers, they can never be finished, and jumps off the the cooling tower. The damage from the optic blasts causes the cooling tower to collapse, but Wolverine is rescued by Gambit.

Wolverine asks Gambit to ensure the prisoners are safe, while he returns to find Silverfox, who stayed behind because she was wounded. As he carries her to safety, Stryker shoots him in the back with an adamantium bullet. Wolverine tries to kill him but is shot in the head, knocking him unconscious.

Silverfox uses her powers of persuasion to order Stryker to walk away until his feet bleed, then dies from her injuries. Gambit returns to assure Wolverine that the mutants are safe, but due to amnesia caused by the brain damage the adamantium bullets inflicted, Wolverine does not remember anything (this was Stryker’s intention, knowing that even the adamantium bullets could not kill Logan). Gambit tries to get Wolverine to come with him, but he declines. Gambit wishes Wolverine good luck before departing, and Wolverine flees the scene as the ambulances and police arrive.

The film has several additional scenes during and after the credits. The first of these scenes plays a few seconds into the credits, and depicts William Stryker walking down a road. Due to Silverfox’s order, the toes of his shoes are torn and bloody from walking for so long. A military vehicle drives up behind him and he is apprehended by military police for questioning about the death of General Munson. (Stryker murdered the general earlier in the film in order to protect his vendetta against mutants.)

Depending on which theater the movie was shown in, one of two possible endings then appears following the credits. In the first ending, Weapon XI’s hand reaches out from the rubble of the nuclear complex to touch his severed head. The second alternate ending shows Logan drinking at a bar in Japan. The bartender asks if he is drinking to forget; Logan replies that he’s drinking to remember.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Richard Donner known as executive producer
  • Louis G. Friedman known as co-producer
  • Hugh Jackman known as producer
  • Stan Lee known as executive producer
  • Peter MacDonald known as co-producer
  • John Palermo known as producer
  • Lauren Shuler Donner known as producer
  • Marsha L. Swinton known as co-producer (as Marsha Swinton)
  • Whitney Thomas known as associate producer
  • Ralph Winter known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Hugh Jackman known as Logan / Wolverine
  • Liev Schreiber known as Victor Creed
  • Danny Huston known as Stryker
  • Will i Am known as John Wraith (as Will.i.am)
  • Lynn Collins known as Kayla Silverfox
  • Kevin Durand known as Fred Dukes
  • Dominic Monaghan known as Chris Bradley / Bolt
  • Taylor Kitsch known as Remy LeBeau
  • Daniel Henney known as Agent Zero
  • Ryan Reynolds known as Wade Wilson
  • Tim Pocock known as Scott Summers
  • Julia Blake known as Heather Hudson
  • Max Cullen known as Travis Hudson
  • Troye Sivan known as Young James
  • Michael-James Olsen known as Young Victor
  • Peter O'Brien known as John Howlett
  • Aaron Jeffery known as Thomas Logan
  • Alice Parkinson known as Elizabeth Howlett
  • Philip A. Patterson known as Firing Squad Leader (as Phil Patterson)
  • Anthony Gee known as Carnival Guy
  • Adelaide Clemens known as Carnival Girl
  • Karl Beattie known as School Child
  • Tom O'Sullivan known as Logging Supervisor
  • Myles Pollard known as Phelan
  • Stephen Anderton known as Marcuse
  • Chris Sadrinna known as Van Mier
  • Septimus Caton known as Bartender
  • Matthew Dale known as Surgeon
  • Nathin Butler known as Male Nurse #1
  • Peter Barry known as Male Nurse #2
  • David Ritchie known as Dr. Cornelius
  • Asher Keddie known as Dr. Carol Frost
  • Socratis Otto known as Lead Technician – Alkali Lake
  • Stephen Leeder known as General Munson
  • James D. Dever known as Platoon Leader
  • Martin Obuga known as Muttering Man
  • Rita Affua Connell known as Nervous African Woman
  • John Shrimpton known as Stryker Aide
  • Henry Browne known as Curtis
  • Tahyna Tozzi known as Kayla's Sister / Emma Frost
  • Daniel Negreanu known as Poker Player
  • Alexandra Davies known as Woman of the Night (as Alex Davies)
  • Don Battee known as Huge Doorman
  • Evan Sturrock known as Drunken Man In Alley
  • Rob Flanagan known as Driver
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim known as African Businessman
  • Alison Araya known as Teacher
  • Eric Breker known as Special Forces Commander
  • Eileen Bui known as Vietnamese Child
  • Adrian G. Griffiths known as Hunter #1 (as Adrian Hughes)
  • Byron Chief-Moon known as Hunter #2
  • Mike Dopud known as Vietnam Army Officer
  • Beatrice King known as Waitress (as Beatrice Ilg)
  • Kanako Takegishi known as Waitress
  • Panou known as Tank Soldier
  • Johnson Phan known as Vietnamese Man
  • Elizabeth Thai known as Vietnamese Woman
  • Jade Tang known as Mutant Twin #1
  • Joelle Tang known as Mutant Twin #2
  • Warwick Young known as Helicopter Pilot
  • April Elleston-Enahoro known as Ororo Munroe (scenes deleted)
  • Scott Adkins known as Weapon XI (uncredited)
  • Susan Glaze-Harper known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Dennis Kreusler known as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Paul Padagas known as Warden (uncredited)
  • Chaz Smith known as Bourbon Street Reveler (uncredited)
  • Terry Lee Smith known as Bourbon Street Partier (uncredited)
  • Suzie Steen known as Carnival Mom (uncredited)
  • Patrick Stewart known as Professor Charles Xavier (uncredited)
  • Ian Thompson known as School Bus Driver (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Tranchant known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Joshua Dean Williams known as Soldier (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Paige Badenoch known as hair stylist
  • Paige Badenoch known as makeup artist
  • Sabrina Beaufort-Langridge known as additional makeup artist
  • Kate Birch known as makeup artist: Mr. Jackman
  • David A. Brooke known as special makeup effects artist: mold maker
  • Katherine Brown known as special makeup effects artist
  • Kiri Cook known as makeup artist
  • Rosalina Da Silva known as key makeup artist: North American second unit
  • Emanuela Daus known as makeup artist: additional photography
  • Wendy De Waal known as key hair stylist: second unit
  • Wendy De Waal known as key makeup artist: second unit
  • Justin Ditter known as special makeup effects artist
  • Dalia Fernandez known as hair stylist
  • Dalia Fernandez known as wigs
  • Kristelle Gardiner known as prosthetic technician
  • Alec Gillis known as special makeup effects designer
  • Nikki Gooley known as key hair stylist
  • Nikki Gooley known as key makeup artist
  • Connie Grayson known as hair technician
  • Linda Gumley known as additional makeup artist
  • Norma Hill-Patton known as key makeup artist: North America (as Norma Patton Hill)
  • Rob Hinderstein known as special makeup effects artist
  • Akihito Ikeda known as special effects makeup artist: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
  • Kerrin Jackson known as special makeup effects artist
  • Aline Joyce known as assistant makeup artist
  • Jamie Kelman known as special makeup effects artist
  • Steve Koch known as prosthetic designer and sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
  • Vanessa Langford known as junior makeup artist
  • Dakota Matich known as additional makeup artist: crowd
  • Antony McMullen known as special makeup effects artist: Prosthetic Transfers
  • Anita Morgan known as hair stylist
  • Anita Morgan known as makeup artist
  • Lynne O'Brien known as additional makeup artist
  • Mimi Palazon known as special makeup effects
  • Don Rutherford known as prosthetics painter: Amalgamated Dynamics Incorporated
  • Waldo Sanchez known as hair stylist: Mr. Jackman
  • Jessica Seen known as additional makeup artist
  • Roy Sidick known as key hair stylist: North America
  • Khanh Trance known as special effects hair: Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.
  • Gary J. Tunnicliffe known as special makeup effects artist
  • Colin Ware known as prosthetics supervisor
  • Randy Westgate known as special makeup effects artist: Kevin Durand, Ryan Reynolds
  • Randy Westgate known as special makeup effects: Kevin Durand
  • Debra Wiebe known as key hair stylist: North American second unit
  • Amy Wood known as hair stylist: second unit
  • Tom Woodruff Jr. known as co-makeup designer
  • Tom Woodruff Jr. known as special makeup effects designer
  • Josh Head known as prosthetic technician (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • John Allan known as assistant art director
  • Daniel Alleck known as art department assistant
  • Kristen Anderson known as set designer
  • Matt Baldwin known as supervising construction foreman
  • John Beatty known as construction coordinator
  • Jo-Ann Beikoff known as set decorator buyer
  • Colette Birrell known as art department coordinator
  • Carl Braga known as screen graphics designer
  • Graham Brown known as metal fabricator
  • Timothy Burgard known as storyboard artist
  • Josh Bush known as supervising foreman
  • Brian Carlin known as art department assistant
  • Rowan Cassidy known as concept artist
  • Amanda Clarke known as draftperson
  • Steve Court known as hod plasterer
  • Brian Cunningham known as concept illustrator
  • Jye Dartnell known as set decorator buyer (as Jye Luis Dartnell)
  • Richie Dehne known as property master
  • Ricardo F. Delgado known as storyboard artist
  • Paul Duffy known as paint foreman
  • Dean Eilertson known as property master: additional photography
  • Tania Einberg known as set dresser
  • Simon Elsley known as assistant art director
  • Gregg Evans known as art department runner
  • Kevin Farrell known as storyboard artist
  • Kirsten Franson known as assistant art director
  • William John Gant known as set builder
  • Mara Garanzini known as art department assistant
  • Jack Gauvreau known as lead sculptor: reshoot
  • Roger Gillespie known as second in-charge plaster
  • Bill Goodes known as lead dresser
  • Adam Grace known as models workshop manager
  • Justin Griffiths known as greensman
  • Greg Hajdu known as construction coordinator
  • Dane Hallett known as prop maker
  • Andrew Hardingham known as electronics leading hand
  • Todd Harris known as concept artist
  • Ray Harvie known as storyboard artist
  • Michelle Hendriksen known as assistant property master: additional photography
  • Brandon Hendroff known as storyboard artist
  • Jenny Hitchcock known as set designer
  • Matt Jermyn known as screen graphics senior technician
  • Patrick Kearns known as on-set dresser: additional photography
  • Geoff Kemmis known as concept model maker
  • Carol Kiefer known as art department coordinator
  • Jacinta Leong known as assistant art director
  • Sam Lukins known as set dresser
  • Clayton Lyons known as art department production assistant
  • Dale Mackie known as concept artist
  • Jim Magdaleno known as storyboard artist
  • Chris Marinovich known as mould shop leading hand
  • Shane Melder known as swing gang: lead person
  • Dale Menzies known as construction foreman
  • Brooke Morris known as property buyer
  • Audra Neil known as assistant set decorator: additional photography
  • Birgitta Nilsson known as art coordinator
  • Peter 'Babylon' Owens known as carpenter
  • Annie Parnell known as set decoration coordinator
  • Christopher Rodgers known as lead carpenter
  • Dean Rossmo known as construction buyer
  • David Russell known as storyboard artist
  • Dorotka Sapinska known as assistant production designer
  • Katie Sharrock known as assistant set decorator
  • Dean Sherriff known as concept artist
  • Evan Shipard known as concept artist
  • Andrew Short known as set decorator buyer
  • Dennis Simard known as lead set dresser
  • Ian Sparke known as webbing supervisor
  • Luke Sparke known as key webber
  • Peter Stratford known as set designer
  • Dilys Tan known as second unit art department coordinator
  • Kevin Tomecek known as construction buyer
  • Chris Tomkins known as set decoration buyer
  • Michael Turner known as assistant art director
  • Rowan Wademan known as leading hand model maker
  • Sarah Weinberg known as stand-by props assistant
  • Michael Whooley known as graphic designer (as Michael Wholley)
  • Kate Wicks known as draftperson
  • Peter Wyborn known as models supervisor
  • Min Yum known as concept artist
  • Milena Zdravkovic known as concept illustrator
  • Gordon Bellamy known as prop manufacturing: tEAG Ltd. (uncredited)
  • James Dickson known as art department: re-shoot (uncredited)
  • Greg Long known as stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
  • Mark McKinley known as assistant vehicle coordinator (uncredited)
  • Daniel Pelton known as plasterer (uncredited)
  • Andrew Pryer known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Peter Sidell known as prop maker (uncredited)
  • Christopher Tangney known as assistant set designer (uncredited)
  • Eddy Taylor known as junior model maker (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (presents) (as Twentieth Century Fox)
  • Marvel Enterprises (in association with) (as Marvel Entertainment)
  • Donners' Company
  • Seed Productions (as Seed)
  • Ingenious Film Partners (produced in association with)
  • Big Screen Productions (produced in association with)
  • Dune Entertainment (in association with)
  • Woz Productions

Other Companies:

  • Northway-Photomap (Lidar)  3-D scanning
  • 1 Force  military technical advisors
  • 87Eleven  action design
  • Aaron Sims Company, The  character design
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  remote camera systems
  • Coulon Casting  additional casting: second unit, Louisiana
  • Cutting Edge  post-production (Dailies)
  • EFilm  digital intermediate facility
  • Filmview Services  computer graphics
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • K!SSPROOF Entertainment  cast appearance booking
  • K!SSPROOF Entertainment  special thanks
  • Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, The  score recorded at (as The Newman Stage, Twentieth Century Fox)
  • Pacific Title  end titles
  • Packair Airfreight  international logistics
  • Park Entertainment, The  post-production sound services
  • Pictorvision  aerial camera system
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Savage Visual Effects  visual effects
  • Sony Pictures Stock Footage  stock footage
  • Spacecam Systems  aerial cameras provided by
  • Spectrum Films  high-definition services
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack
  • Wavecrest Studios  score mixed at
  • Western Costume Company  costumes (uncredited)
  • Wild Card  main titles
  • William F. White International  grip and lighting equipment

Distributors:

  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Bontonfilm (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • FS Film Oy (2009) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Forum Cinemas (2009) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2009) (Belarus) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2009) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2009) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Norway (2009) (Norway) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (Belgium) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (Belgium) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (Brazil) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Film1 (2010) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (2010) (USA) (TV)
  • Svensk Filmindustri (SF) (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Svensk Filmindustri (SF) (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • fX Network (2010) (USA) (TV)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Hydraulx (visual effects) (as [hy*drau*lx])
  • Soho VFX (visual effects)
  • Luma Pictures (visual effects)
  • Method Studios (visual effects)
  • Rising Sun Pictures (visual effects)
  • Matte World Digital (additional visual effects)
  • Frantic Films (additional visual effects)
  • Fuel International (additional visual effects) (as Fuel)
  • Lola Visual Effects (additional visual effects) (as Lola)
  • Hatch Production (additional visual effects) (as Hatch FX)
  • CafeFX (additional visual effects) (as Café FX)
  • Cinesite (additional visual effects)
  • CoSA Visual Effects (additional visual effects) (as Cosa)
  • Image Engine Design (additional visual effects) (as Image Asylum)
  • Cinedev (pre-visualization)
  • Persistence of Vision Entertainment (pre-visualization) (as Persistence of Vision)
  • Frantic Films (pre-visualization)
  • Amalgamated Dynamics (special make-up effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Kevin Aguirre known as pre-visualization lead
  • Deborah Alleck known as visual effects assistant coordinator
  • Belinda Allen known as digital matte painter
  • Casey Allen known as senior flame artist
  • Michael Angelo known as inferno artist
  • Kendall Anlian known as visual effects production assistant
  • Christopher Antoniou known as modeler / texture artist
  • Daphne Apellanes-Ackerson known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Mayumi Arakaki known as digital producer
  • Spencer Armajo known as roto and paint artist
  • Brent Armfield known as visual effects assistant co-ordinator
  • Oliver Arnold known as CG supervisor
  • Jeff Atherton known as associate visual effects producer: Hydraulx
  • Jarrod Avalos known as visual effects
  • Jörg Baier known as digital compositor: Fuel VFX
  • Cheryl Bainum known as executive producer: HATCH
  • Robert Baird known as visual effects artist: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Wenden K. Baldwin known as visual effects producer: Cafe FX
  • Scott Balkcom known as digital compositor
  • Ido Banai known as flame artist
  • Berj Bannayan known as software engineer: Soho VFX
  • Tony Barger known as visual effects coordinator: Riot
  • Aaron Barlow known as animator: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Andy Barrios known as Inferno artist: R!OT
  • Craig Barron known as visual effects supervisor: Matte World Digital
  • Geeta Basantani known as digital matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Geeta Basantani known as senior compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Dominik Bauch known as visual effects artist
  • Michael Baula known as digital artist
  • Greg Baxter known as visual effects producer
  • David Beedon known as digital effects artist
  • Matthew Beightol known as digital artist
  • Lisa Berridge known as production coordinator: Soho VFX
  • Dan Bethell known as CG supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Richard Boyle known as visual effects artist: Cinesite, London (as Rick Boyle)
  • Tatjana Bozinovski known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Christopher Bozzetto known as texture lead: Soho VFX
  • Danny Braet known as visual effects supervisor: CafeFx
  • Kane Brassington known as rotoscope/paint artist
  • Jared Brient known as lighting artist: Hydraulx
  • Matt Broeska known as camera tracker
  • Kenneth Quinn Brown known as visual effects: Hydraulx (as Kenneth Brown)
  • Kevin R. Browne known as visual effects
  • Erik Bruhwiler known as compositing supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Romain Buignet known as visual effects artist: FUEL VFX
  • Kelly Bumbarger known as visual effects supervisor: Method
  • T.J. Burke known as animator
  • Andy Burmeister known as digital effects artist: Luma Pictures
  • Dorian Bustamante known as pre-visualization artist
  • Paul Butterworth known as visual effects supervisor: FUEL international
  • Andrew Byrne known as visual effects artist
  • Kevin Campbell known as visual effects
  • Alexandre Cancado known as lead compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Marco Capparelli known as animator
  • Alex Carney known as visual effects artist: Frantic Films
  • Damien Carr known as senior visual effects coordinator: Fox Studios
  • Todd Carson known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • John Cassella known as senior fx animator: Luma Pictures
  • Nicholas Cerniglia known as digital artist
  • Min Hyun Cha known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Chavez known as visual effects coordinator
  • Aaron Chiesa known as digital artist
  • Wes Cilldhaire known as render wrangler: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Vincent Cirelli known as visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Trent Claus known as flame artist
  • Luke Cole known as pipeline engineer: FUEL International
  • Sam Cole known as compositing supervisor: FUEL International
  • Sean Coles known as director of photography: visual effects element unit
  • Chad E. Collier known as data technician: Method Studios
  • Andrew M. Collins known as animator
  • Andrew M. Collins known as matchmove artist
  • Bill Collis known as visual effects editor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Michael Comfort known as pre-visualization artist
  • Cameron Coombs known as digital compositor: Hydraulx
  • Chase Cooper known as character technical director
  • Ian Cope known as visual effects:Rising Sun Pictures
  • Carol Corwin known as visual effects producer: Tippett Studio
  • Glenn Cotter known as CG Artist: Matte World Digital
  • Ryan Cromie known as texture artist
  • Colin Cunningham known as lighting lead: Soho VFX
  • Dominic Daigle known as digital artist: HATCH
  • Ken Dailey known as visual effects producer: Cinesite
  • Dave Dean known as digital compositor
  • Yoshi DeHerrera known as visual effects artist: 3D scanning & modeling
  • Chris Del Conte known as visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
  • Del DePierro known as digital integration
  • John Dietz known as visual effects head of production: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Megan Dolman known as digital artist
  • Chad Dombrova known as technical director: Luma Pictures
  • Jason Donnelly known as animator
  • Gord Dunick known as visual effects set supervisor: Vancouver unit
  • Gus Duron known as digital opticals editor
  • Michael Dvoravic known as digital artist
  • Eric Ebling known as dynamics artist: [Hy*drau"lx]
  • Sam Edwards known as senior compositor
  • Nadav Ehrlich known as 3D animator: Soho VFX
  • Thomas Elder-Groebe known as visual effects coordinator
  • Tamer Eldib known as modeler
  • Mohsen Eletreby known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Kane Elferink known as visual effects artist: Fuel VFX
  • Marcus Erbar known as technical director: Hydraulx
  • Christopher Evans known as digital matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Matt Farell known as previs artist
  • Deak Ferrand known as concept artist / matte painter: HATCH
  • Patrick Flannery known as visual effects stills photographer
  • Duane Floch known as previz artist
  • Nick Fredin known as pre-viz animator
  • Chris Fregoso known as compositor
  • Garrett Fry known as visual effects
  • Carl Frytz known as animator
  • Anthony Fung known as digital effects artist
  • James Furlong known as texture artist: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Eric Galoob known as visual effects editor
  • Demitre Garza known as paint artist
  • Demitre Garza known as rotoscope artist
  • Allan Gersten known as visual effects technical director
  • Matthew Gilson known as digital matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Katie Godwin known as visual effects coordinator
  • Dianne Gordon known as data operations manager: Cinesite
  • Anthony Grant known as model/texture artist: Luma-Pictures
  • Don Greenberg known as compositor: Hydraulx
  • John Griffith known as pre-visualization director
  • Steve Griffith known as visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
  • Jon Grinberg known as visual effects editor
  • Miguel A. Guerrero known as senior visual effects artist
  • Dean Gula known as visual effects producer: Frantic Films
  • Jennifer Gutierrez known as junior compositor
  • Brian Hajek known as compositor
  • Jason Michael Hall known as pre-visualization artist
  • Jamie Hallett known as senior compositor: RIOT
  • Lindsay Hallett known as director: business development: Luma Pictures (as Lindsay Burnett)
  • Chris Halstead known as digital compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Éric Hamel known as digital matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Éric Hamel known as lead matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Mara Hamilton known as visual effects producer: Rising Sun Pictures
  • H Haden Hammond known as sequence supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Sam Hancock known as digital artist
  • Chris Hardman known as matchmove artist: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Joe Harkins known as character supervisor
  • Jacob Harris known as roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
  • Josh Hatton known as digital effects lead
  • John R. Hazzard known as pipeline technical director: Luma Pictures
  • David Heinz known as visual effects editor
  • Brent Hensarling known as senior systems administrator: Luma Pictures
  • Keith Herft known as compositing lead
  • Luis Hernandez known as CG artist: Matte World Digital
  • Tulio Hernandez known as lead lighter
  • Jotham Herzon known as previsualization artist: Proof Inc.
  • Martin Hesselink known as visual effects artist
  • Richard Hirst known as flame artist
  • Chad Hofteig known as pre-visualization artist
  • Brian Howald known as digital compositor: frantic films
  • Adam Howard known as visual effects supervisor: CafeFx
  • Bryan Howard known as rigger: Soho VFX
  • Danny Huerta known as visual effects coordinator
  • Wendy Hulbert known as visual effects coordinator
  • Nathan Hurlburt known as digital compositor
  • Andrew Hwang known as modeler
  • Atsushi Imamura known as modeler: Hydraulx
  • Chris Ingersoll known as flame artist
  • Pasha Ivanov known as visual effects
  • Zave Jackson known as compositor
  • Joni Jacobson known as visual effects executive producer: Cafe FX
  • Mike Jahnke known as supervising previsualisation artist
  • Gemma James known as visual effects coordinator: RSP
  • Justin Johnson known as digital effects supervisor
  • Justin Jones known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Zack Judson known as visual effects artist
  • Evan Kantor known as visual effects coordinator: RIOT
  • Harimander Singh Khalsa known as compositor (as Michael Cashore)
  • John Kilkenny known as visual effects executive: Fox
  • Jiwoon Kim known as digital compositor
  • Jonathan Knight known as digital compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Eric A. Kohler known as archive editor: Hydraulx
  • Eric A. Kohler known as i/o vfx support
  • Michael Kowalski known as head of production: soho vfx
  • Daniel Kruse known as digital lighter: Hydraulx
  • Wing Kwok known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Alain Lachance known as compositor: Mokko Studio
  • Sabine Laimer known as digital compositor: Fuel VFX
  • Billy-Vu Lam known as animator
  • Jaymie Lam known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Jaymie Lam known as digital artist: Matte World Digital
  • Christopher Lance known as digital compositor
  • Kurt Lawson known as digital compositor
  • Mike Leben known as motion control
  • Kim LeBrane known as 3d coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Claudia Lecaros known as visual effects coordinator: Fuel VFX
  • Chris LeDoux known as sequence supervisor
  • Sun Lee known as matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Joel LeLièvre known as digital effects artist
  • Paul Lemeshko known as visual effects
  • C.J. LePage known as render department manager: Cafe FX
  • Dan Levitan known as digital supervisor
  • Letia Lewis known as previsualization artist
  • Erik Liles known as visual effects supervisor
  • Jarrod Linton known as pre-vis supervisor
  • Jason Locke known as lead matchmover
  • Justin Long known as vfx artist – camera dept
  • Derick Loo known as visual effects artist: Soho VFX
  • Sean Looper known as pipeline and tools supervisor
  • Mark Alan Loso known as compositor
  • Blaine Lougheed known as visual effects set coordinator: additional photography
  • Daniel Lu known as character TD: Soho VFX
  • Demis Lyall-Wilson known as digital compositor: Fuel VFX
  • Craig Lyn known as additional visual effects supervisor
  • Clayton Lyons known as assistant visual effects coordinator
  • Jessica Madsen known as digital artist
  • Allan Magled known as visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX
  • Kevin Mah known as visual effects artist: Soho VFX
  • Philippe Majdalani known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • Alex Manita known as visual effects
  • Indah Maretha known as digital artist
  • Leonardo Martinez known as animator
  • Sean Mattini known as digital colorist assistant
  • Jim Maxwell known as digital matte artist
  • Morris May known as CG supervisor
  • Pat McClung known as visual effects supervisor (as Patrick McClung)
  • Ryan McDougal known as cg lead: CafeFX
  • Campbell McGrouther known as lighting technical director
  • John W. McInnis known as previz artist
  • Erika A. McKee known as visual effects producer: R!OT
  • Genevieve McMahon known as facility manager: visual effects
  • Michael Meagher known as visual effects executive producer
  • Landon Medeiros known as digital compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Juan Melgoza known as digital artist
  • Anthony Meschi known as digital artist
  • David Michaels known as digital artist
  • Scott Michelson known as visual effects executive producer: Hydraulx
  • Sarah Mihalec known as production coordinator: Digital Dimension
  • Steven Miller known as paint/roto artist: Hydraulx
  • Jonathan Mitchell known as visual effects artist
  • Hailey Moore known as texture artist
  • Travis Moore known as digital artist
  • Chris Morley known as compositing supervisor: Tippett Studio
  • Christopher Mullins known as animator: Tippett
  • Norah Mulroney known as digital compositor
  • Nick Murphy known as visual effects editor – rising sun pictures
  • Ross Nakamura known as digital compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Jonathan Neill known as cg supervisor: cinesite
  • Marla Neto known as visual effects production assistant: R!OT
  • Chun Seong Ng known as modeler: Hydraulx
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: lola visual effects
  • James P. Noon known as tracking
  • John Norris known as visual effects business affairs
  • Jordan Nounnan known as previsualization artist: Proof
  • Brian Nugent known as Flame artist
  • Ciaran O'Connor known as digital compositor: Soho VFX
  • Hiroyuki Okubo known as visual effects artist
  • Dave Olivares known as visual effects technical director
  • Luke Olson known as visual effects technical director: CafeFX
  • Melissa Olson known as visual effects production assistant: Vancouver
  • Robert Olsson known as matte painter
  • Desi Ortiz known as visual effects managing editor: CafeFX
  • Mihaela Orzea known as lead compositor
  • Molly Pabian known as visual effects production assistant: Digital Dimension
  • Premamurti Paetsch known as lighting technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Eugene Paluso known as visual effects artist
  • Bruno Parenti known as digital compositor: Hydraulx
  • Clark Parkhurst known as Flame artist
  • Mitch Paulson known as second digital colorist: EFilm
  • Chris Payne known as compositor
  • Gerson Paz known as visual effects production assistant
  • Gregory Peczinka known as dynamics and simulations: Cinesite LTD
  • Dawrath Phoue known as digital artist
  • Dawrath Phoue known as roto/paint artist
  • Nick Pitt-Owen known as visual effects artist
  • John Polyson known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Felix Pomeranz known as lead data wrangler
  • Justin Porter known as technical coordinator: Luma Pictures
  • Pavel Pranevsky known as CG supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • David Pritchard known as visual effects
  • Thomas Proctor known as visual effects supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Tim Quarry known as animator: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Steven Quinones-Colon known as senior lighting technical director
  • Chris Radcliffe known as lead character modeler
  • Scott Rader known as senior inferno artist: Hydraulx
  • Vasisht Ramachandran known as lighting artist: Soho VFX
  • Pimentel A. Raphael known as animation supervisor
  • Satish Ratakonda known as digital compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Jorge Razon known as dynamics and simulations
  • Clint G. Reagan known as previz artist
  • Kurtis Richmond known as matte painter: Fuel VFX
  • Michael Richmond known as i/o vfx support
  • Gizmo Rivera known as compositor
  • Andrew Roberts known as CG supervisor: Digital Dimension
  • Bernardo Rodriguez known as vfx editor: CafeFX
  • Ken Rogerson known as visual effects producer: Matte World Digital
  • Karl Rogovin known as 3D coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Karl Rogovin known as digital artist: Hydraulx
  • Marcos Romero known as animator: Luma Pictures
  • David Rose known as digital compositor: Soho VFX
  • Marc A. Rousseau known as visual effects producer: Mokko Studio
  • Matthew Sabourin known as visual effects coordinator
  • Krystal Sae Eua known as model/texture artist: Hydraulx
  • Christopher Sage known as digital environment supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Welbon Salaam known as production coordinator: Tippett Studio
  • Abe Saleh known as digital artist
  • Matthew Santoro known as visual effects artist
  • Robert Schajer known as pre-visualization producer: Frantic Films
  • Jordan Schilling known as digital compositor: Tippett Studio
  • Claude Schitter known as effects technical director: Cinesite
  • David Schnee known as lead digital compositor: Tippett Studio
  • David Schoneveld known as digital effects artist: Hydraulx
  • York N. Schueller known as character technical director
  • Steven J. Scott known as supervising digital colorist
  • Keith Sellers known as digital effects supervisor: Soho VFX
  • Laura Sevilla known as digital compositor
  • Rommel Shamoun known as compositor: Soho VFX
  • Payam Shohadai known as executive visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Randal Shore known as visual effects executive producer: Frantic Films
  • Prateep Siamwalla known as tracking
  • Joey Sila known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Bobby Silman known as digital compositor: Frantic Films
  • Jared Simeth known as lead matte painter/compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Thanapoom Siripopungul known as character technical director: Luma Pictures
  • Ryan Sivley known as animator: Luma Pictures
  • Bryan Smeall known as lead compositor: Soho VFX
  • Alex Smith known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Todd R. Smith known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Robert Snyder known as compositor
  • Eric So known as digital compositor
  • Maciek Sokalski known as digital compositor
  • Cameron Sonerson known as pre-visualisation artist
  • Safari Sosebee known as digital artist
  • Donna Sousa known as production coordinato: Matte World Digital
  • Ryan Stafford known as visual effects producer: Soho VFX
  • Frankie Stellato known as digital artist: SohoVFX
  • Jeremy Stewart known as previs artist
  • Michael Stewart known as pre-vis artist
  • Colin Strause known as visual effects designer: Hydraulx
  • Colin Strause known as visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Greg Strause known as visual effects designer: Hydraulx
  • Greg Strause known as visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Richard Sutherland known as effects artist: Luma Pictures
  • Mai Suzuki known as digital restoration artist
  • Steven Swanson known as visual effects supervising producer: Luma Pictures
  • Jeremiah Sweeney known as digital compositor: Hydraulx
  • Sarah Swick known as production manager: Soho VFX
  • Martin Tardif known as lighting technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Britton Taylor known as digital artist
  • Cecile Tecson known as digital artist
  • Jacob Telleen known as render technical assistant: Tippett Studio
  • Radley Teruel known as digital artist
  • Damien Thaller known as senior digital matte painter: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Kim Tobin known as compositor: Cinesite (as Kim Worrall)
  • Christopher Townsend known as set visual effects supervisor
  • Micole Toyloy known as digital artist
  • Allen Tracy known as visual effects editor: Frantic Films Los Angeles
  • Morgan Trotter known as CG artist: Matte World Digital
  • Andrew Ryan Turner known as visual effects editor
  • Les Turner known as lead animator
  • Frederick B. Vega known as pipeline technical assistant: Tippett Studio (as Frederick Vega)
  • Alexander Vegh known as previsualization consultant
  • Sandeep Vengsarkar known as digital compositor
  • Heidy Villafane known as pre-visualization artist
  • Darren Wall known as cg supervisor: Frantic Films
  • Nye Warburton known as pre-visualization
  • Kyle Ware known as visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
  • James Waterson known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • David Weinstein known as pre-visualization lead
  • Cary Welton known as junior compositor
  • James Whitlam known as visual effects executive producer: Rising Sun Pictures
  • C. Jerome Williams known as roto/paint artist: Hydraulx
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: lola visual effects
  • Emily Moss Wilson known as assistant coordinator: Fox Studios (as Emily M. Moss)
  • Andrew Winters known as visual effects
  • Martin Wiseman known as visual effects associate producer
  • Steven D. Wolff known as roto/paint artist: Hydraulx
  • Sunny Wong known as visual effects artist
  • Loeng Wong-Savun known as inferno artist
  • Aaron D. Wright known as visual effects coordinator: CafeFX
  • Elaine Wu known as animator: Luma Pictures
  • Matthew Wynne known as digital compositor
  • Xye known as tracking
  • Yoshiya Yamada known as modeling supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Kazuyoshi Yamagiwa known as Flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Shuichi Yoshida known as digital artist
  • Gareth Young known as pre-visualisation artist
  • Ahmed Yousry known as generalist td
  • Sonia Yu known as lighter: Luma Pictures
  • Kai Zhang known as digital compositor: Soho VFX
  • Loic Zimmermann known as character lead: Luma Pictures
  • Ryan Zuttermeister known as visual effects: Hydraulx
  • Benjamin Fiske known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Amanda Instone known as digital artist (uncredited)
  • Chris Jackson known as paint/roto artist (uncredited)
  • Peter Pace known as matte painting supervisor (uncredited)
  • Scott Palleiko known as digital effects artist: Cafe FX (uncredited)
  • Rick Smith known as digital compositor: Soho VFX (uncredited)
  • Dan Sukiennik known as matchmove technical director (uncredited)
  • Shuichi Suzuki known as cg modeler (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Australia 8 April 2009 (Sydney) (premiere)
  • Argentina 27 April 2009 (Buenos Aires) (premiere)
  • Netherlands 27 April 2009 (Eindhoven) (premiere)
  • Argentina 28 April 2009 (Mar del Plata) (premiere)
  • Netherlands 28 April 2009
  • Argentina 29 April 2009
  • Australia 29 April 2009
  • Austria 29 April 2009
  • Belgium 29 April 2009
  • Denmark 29 April 2009
  • Egypt 29 April 2009
  • France 29 April 2009
  • Germany 29 April 2009
  • Greece 29 April 2009
  • Hong Kong 29 April 2009
  • Iceland 29 April 2009
  • Indonesia 29 April 2009
  • Ireland 29 April 2009
  • Italy 29 April 2009
  • Malaysia 29 April 2009
  • New Zealand 29 April 2009
  • Norway 29 April 2009
  • Panama 29 April 2009
  • Russia 29 April 2009
  • Singapore 29 April 2009
  • South Africa 29 April 2009
  • South Korea 29 April 2009
  • Switzerland 29 April 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Switzerland 29 April 2009 (German speaking region)
  • UK 29 April 2009
  • Uruguay 29 April 2009
  • Bolivia 30 April 2009
  • Brazil 30 April 2009
  • Chile 30 April 2009
  • Croatia 30 April 2009
  • Czech Republic 30 April 2009
  • Hungary 30 April 2009
  • Israel 30 April 2009
  • Kazakhstan 30 April 2009
  • Kuwait 30 April 2009
  • Lebanon 30 April 2009
  • Peru 30 April 2009
  • Philippines 30 April 2009
  • Poland 30 April 2009
  • Portugal 30 April 2009
  • Slovakia 30 April 2009
  • Slovenia 30 April 2009
  • Spain 30 April 2009
  • Syria 30 April 2009
  • Taiwan 30 April 2009
  • Ukraine 30 April 2009
  • United Arab Emirates 30 April 2009
  • Bulgaria 1 May 2009
  • Canada 1 May 2009
  • Colombia 1 May 2009
  • Ecuador 1 May 2009
  • Estonia 1 May 2009
  • Finland 1 May 2009
  • Lithuania 1 May 2009
  • Romania 1 May 2009
  • Sweden 1 May 2009
  • Turkey 1 May 2009
  • USA 1 May 2009
  • Venezuela 1 May 2009
  • China 3 May 2009
  • Armenia 27 May 2009
  • Mexico 29 May 2009
  • India 19 June 2009
  • Georgia 21 June 2009
  • Japan 3 September 2009 (Tokyo) (premiere)
  • Japan 11 September 2009

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity

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10 Comments

  1. anoma lyanoma from NY
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    Where to begin? How about with the erroneous synopsis:

    "X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epicallyviolent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed,and the ominous Weapon X program."

    His epically violent past turns out to exceptionally non-violent.

    His relationship with Creed is so glossed over it's difficult tounderstand how they have any connection at all. We are thrown from onepoint in the opening scene that shows them as children on the run, to amontage of war scenes that they have fought in throughout their longlifespan, and finally to the present where they are a part of ahardcore government team of assassins.

    There is nothing by way of showing their relationship as brothers atall. Nothing complex is laid down for us to believe is authentic oreven loving.

    The romantic element of the movie between Silverfox and Wolverine wasforced and abrupt. We are thrown into a romance so fast that it's overbefore you can blink an eye. Having just introduced the character,Silverfox is killed off roughly fifteen minutes later. We are leftwondering why we should care about this. Who was she anyway?

    For a pivotal element of this weak revenge driven story, the romance issurprisingly unexplored. It was rushed in simply because it wasrequired.

    Oddly enough, when Wolverine finds that his love is dead he leaves herin the woods to rot as he goes off to find Sabertooth. Being theromantic that he is this was out of character for him yet necessary toserve the plot in pulling off a very predictable surprise.

    As for the weapon X program, lets just say that after the painfullycrippling procedure Wolverine is up and running. Eventually he arrivesat the home of a conveniently old yet overwhelmingly loving couple.Surprisingly Ma and Pa Kent aren't alarmed when finding a naked sweatyman in their barn. Is it any wonder what fate awaits them?

    In the previous films and the comic books, the main reason thatWolverines' amnesia plagued him partly hinged on the fact that he wassaid to have been viciously evil and coldblooded.

    Knowing this was the case…did he really want to remember such horrorsor keep them hidden and continue his current more positive lifestyle offighting against the villains of the world alongside his team mates?

    As hinted to in X2: X-men United when Stryker gives up some of hissecrets it is said that Wolverine would be disturbed if he had known ofthe evil works they committed together. This film sets up the teamfairly well only they don't really do much of anything. No disturbingviolence, no ruthless actions, they merely harass a few natives inforeign lands for the ten or fifteen minutes they are on screen.

    It seems that Wolverine wasn't an evil man under Stryker at all.Instead he was constantly trying to put a leash on his brotherSabertooth which consequently WAS the violent agent we all thoughtWolverine was. Eventually he just leaves all together.

    No conflict of duality here at all.

    Idiotically REMOVING that character conflict of good and evil DULLEDthe story immensely. They may as well have given him rubber claws.

    There were a ton of other errors in this film that contradicted theX-Men trilogy, including the introduction of one of the lamest Deus ExMachinas to ever hit a script.

    Magic memory-erasing bullets.

    Really?

    Apparently they are the only thing to bring down Wolverine. Yet thiswas apparently forgotten when agent after agent was sent to bring himdown with bullets and bombs that would surely not work on him at all.

    Another problem with this film is that it tried to focus on Wolverinewhile throwing in a ton of other mutants which did little to nothing atall. Interesting characters were mere window dressing and did nothingfor the story. Most were in the film for 5-10 minutes max and yet youfind yourself wishing we saw more of them and less of Wolverine.

    Fred Dukes (the Blob but not the comic version) can punch a launchedtank missile with little to no physical damage to him at all, but asimple headbutt from Wolverines metal noggin is enough to daze him?

    Cyclops optic beams (which instead of being concussive force are nowmore akin to lasers) can burn through buildings but when fired atSabertooth directly it simply smashes him into the ground without evendamaging his clothes. Adamantium trench coats anyone?

    The (gravity defying) mutant Gambit, instead of utilizing his signaturecards, is made into some sort of crazy acrobat. In one poorly editedscene he is knocked unconscious by Wolverine…then amazingly enough afew minutes later he is on a rooftop running TOWARDS Wolverine. How heregained consciousness, ran away a few blocks, climbed up a building,then ran back to Wolverine and Sabertooth in the middle of a scratchingmatch is a mystery yet to be explained.

    Some have excused this films weakness by claiming it was made from acomic and therefore should be weak on character and heavy on flash. Theidea that this movie being a comic film is flimsy and superficialbecause of that fact is incorrect.

    The comic book source material, the REAL origin of Wolverine…is astory worth bringing to the screen. It doesn't sugar coat his past nortreat the reader like mindless CGI junkies. It is a well crafted storyand although retold and readjusted over time, began with WEAPON X byBarry Windsor-Smith. A much more intense and exciting story.

    This FOX film should seriously be forgotten.

    Anyone have that magic gun?

    4/10

  2. musica1 (pjcindy@aol.com) from San Diego, California, USA
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    I'll state my credentials up front: I'm a chick. I have read X-Mencomics in my past, but it's been years. I don't remember every detailof every relationship and back story, so I'm not a huge X-men expert. ILOVED the original X-Men movie and X2.

    I was so excited when I heard they were making a Wolverine movie. Heand Gambit were my two favorite characters from the comics, andWolverine was by far the best written and one of the best actedcharacters in the X-Men franchise. I thought, "This should be good!" Icounted down the days until it came out. And I went to the theatre, andcame out not disappointed, but not excited either. It was amiddle-of-the-road movie, which seemed to not know what it wanted tobe. But I would say go see it if you're an X-Men or Hugh Jackman fan.

    The main crime committed in Wolverine is in the writing. I always saywriters don't get enough credit on a good movie. But no amount of goodacting (pretty much everyone in Wolverine does well with what they'regiven) and okay directing can cover up crappy writing like this. Thescript was all over the place. It didn't have any of the jaunty yetedgy feel of the first two X-Men movies. Wolverine's wisecracks andsmart wit were all but forgotten. That would've maybe been okay if theyhad chosen to make Wolverine the dark, nearly evil character that hewas supposed to have been before he lost his memory. But they didn't.He was neither good nor evil. This was ambivalent Wolverine. Kind ofEmo Wolverine. Not above doing bad, but not really into it because itmade him Feel Bad. No really interesting lines or plot points eitherway. The writers didn't seem to even know how to develop therelationship between Wolverine and Sabertooth. And was the love storyput in by the studio just to satisfy us chicks who wouldn't go a see acomic-book movie without it? If so, the studio did us a greatdisservice, because if you wanted to make a story about Wolverine thelover (which, hey, I would go see), this movie wasn't that either.

    And when I saw in the trailer that Gambit was in the movie, too, I wasthrilled! Gambit in a movie, at last! But here he is, theunderdeveloped and kind of confusing Gambit. Couldn't he at least havehad his New Orleans accent? The cards were cool, but he was mostlyunderutilized and didn't feel like Gambit that much.

    The movie does have some good moments in it where you actually say,"Yes!" I'm not putting spoilers, so I won't tell you what they are, butfor me, they made the movie worth seeing. While I wouldn't put itanywhere on my worst-movie list, I wouldn't rank it with X-Men and X2on my favorites list, either.

  3. pyrocitor from Ontario, Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    Like fellow 2009 superhero release Watchmen, Wolverine is that rarecomic book film which almost appears inevitably more likely to pleaseaudiences that are not fans of the source material. However, unlikeWatchmen, which adhered so closely to its source material that afalling short by comparison proved inescapable, Wolverine's inevitablebacklash of fan outrage stems from its flagrant disregard for itssource material. The film casually mutilates and re-writes the comicbook context of its source material with the cold disdain of itsprotagonist, hacking one of the most genuinely compelling, subversiveand horrifying superhero back-stories into the worst kind of safe,familiar, PG rated commercial dross. All of Wolverine's compellingcomic book edginess is distilled into a flaccid script which forgoesexhilaration for only occasionally impressive fight/chase/explosionscenes, complexity for eye-rolling cheese and broad humour, and storycohesion for an attempt to cram in far too much subject matter andavoid the true dramatic meat of the story.

    While further focus on the Wolverine/Sabertooth dichotomy could haveyielded a narrative volumes stronger, the film continually broadens itsscope, seemingly attempting to bank on the in-jokey winks to fans ofthe comics by hinting at broadening the Marvel universe in furthersequels demonstrated in 2008's Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Butwhile their fan nods were tasteful and enjoyable, Wolverine's attemptsat matching them appear to be building up to an almost sinister bid forFox's superhero franchises to compete. Recognizable X-Men charactersare continually shoehorned into minuscule parts (fans of Deadpool,Blob, Gambit or, *groan*, Cyclops don't go in expecting much butdisappointment) for seemingly the sole purpose of leapfrogging offWolverine's story into their own spin-offs. However, such anoverflowing mass of secondary characters only serves the dual purposeof both derailing Wolverine's story and not even serving to satisfycomic fans clamouring to see their favourite characters on screen, asthe fleeting, shallow depictions hardly prove satisfying characterdevelopment by any stretch of the imagination. If the filmmakers chooseto tackle established characters to appease fan expectations, doingnothing with the characters (let alone doing them far from 'properly')hardly seems a suitable way to satisfy a demanding audience.

    Director Gavin Hood (known for excellent African drama Tsotsi of allthings) has been vocal about his clashes with the studio over the film,and one can only assume, given his excellent credentials, that most ofhis proposed changes would have been for the better. As it is, Hooddemonstrates a shaky directorial presence at best, masking his actionscenes in whirling cameras making it near impossible to see, andcomplimenting most tense or dramatic scenes with a cascade of HarryGregson-Williams' tiresomely banal and clichéd musical score. That isnot to say the film is entirely devoid of quality, but it is reduced tooccasional fleeting moments (sporatic bursts of creativity during fightscenes, a promising African raid plot point, and an undeniably grippingif under-explored sequence of Wolverine going through the Weapon Xprogram). But, like the irritatingly freeze-frame beset but otherwiseclever opening montage (showcasing Wolverine's progression throughnumerous world wars) such quality is often overshadowed bycringe-worthy prevailing flaws making it all the more difficult toappreciate.

    Ironically for the film situating him most justifiably in the leadrole, Hugh Jackman gives his weakest performance in his foundationalrole as Wolverine. While Jackman's natural charisma and steelycredibility still make him a far more sturdy enough lead than his filmdeserved, his under-exploring of Wolverine's feral ferocity anddarkness still leaves an ultimately unsatisfying taste in the mouth.Despite initial skepticism of miscasting, Liev Schreiber proves farmore resonant as Wolverine's animalistic adversary Sabretooth,providing a savagely threatening yet controlled performance, which,despite falling short of the true animalistic frenzy Sabretooth shouldhave been, proves one of the more successful attributes of the film.Similarly, Danny Huston provides a welcome dash of class asMachiavellian military official William Stryker, managing to overcomethe shortcomings of an underwritten character with an impressivelyrealized, wonderful presence. Surprisingly, Ryan Reynolds also proveswelcomely appealing as twisted mercenary Deadpool, thankfully managingto suppress star showiness in favour of suitably manic humour -nonetheless, Reynolds remains tragically saddled in a far too briefrole. Taylor Kitsch does not prove as strong as fan favourite Gambit -while not an outright disappointment, Kitsch stunts the character'slegendary suave charisma as much as his Cajun accent, doing little tojustify his character's near pointless addition.

    While it may function suitably as mindless summer entertainment, theinherent complexity in Wolverine's backstory makes its reduction tosuch a near outright insult to fans of the comic source material. Ifleft as a standalone film, Wolverine might have been dismissible as amostly harmless disappointment, but with such blatant spin off begging,it evolves into something far more objectionable. While the film hasits moments, as a cohesive unit it can be considered nothing less thana tragic waste of potential, floundering any inherent quality in gapingplot holes and unnecessary obvious comedy or "tearjerking" scenes.Wolverine's adage of him being "the best I am at what I do" couldhardly be farther than the truth when applied to his film.

    -5.5/10

  4. espunier from Spain
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    All of the X-Men movies were great. And I mean all of them, includingthe long hated X-Men 3. They had solid characters (Magneto and Xavierwere the best ones, in my opinion), and a good story arch.

    I was all excited when I heard this movie was on production, and myexpectations grew bigger and bigger until I saw the movie. I was sodisappointed.

    Hugh Jackman is not a bad actor (his best movie is The Fountain,although you won't hear about this movie when they talk about theactor), and his acting is not what screws the movie up.

    The whole film is plagued with lots of meaningless characters that addnothing to the plot (like Blob or Gambit), which were tossed there tomake fans believe that the film makers had read the original comics.

    I am a fan of XMen, I have read many, many of their stories and thismovie respected none of them. None. Not even the continuity. It doesn'trespect Weapon X project, or the relationship between Wolverine andSabretooth, or Emma Frost, the motivations for wolverine are plainstupid and seen in millions of movies: Revenge for the death of a lovedone.

    Oh. What I was expecting the whole darn movie was a Berseker moment forWolverine similar to the one he has in X2 in the school when Strykermen come in and he alone decimates the enemy forces, but hey, this isFox, this a family flick and you will not see explicit violence fromthe most violent and gruesome Marvel hero.

    Besides, I had a feeling of constant dejá vù with this movie becauseWolverine's Origins are already explained in X2, we already know how hegot his adamantium skeleton so it kind of does not make sense to make amovie of something we already know.

    I personally believe that wolverine is one of those few characters thatdoes not need a solid back-story because mystery is the nature of thecharacter. Do we really want to know how the Joker got his scars?

  5. Movie_Muse_Reviews from IL, USA
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    The superhero genre reached a higher echelon in 2008 with "Iron Man"and "The Dark Knight," and considering the success of 2/3 of the X-Menfranchise so far, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" can certainly be held tothose standards, especially a movie whose title alone suggests gettingright down to its hero's adamantium core.

    But "Wolverine" plays more like a spin-off, defining "origins" as theback story and not the psychological workings of the character. It'sweak on themes, but loaded on more new mutants with new powers,explosions and plenty of subplots. Basically, it fails where "X-Men 3"did, trying to do too much at once, rushing the plot along andsacrificing the deeper reason audiences are drawn to Hugh Jackman'scharacter other than he's cool and has a crude, sarcastic sense ofhumor. However, it succeeds much of the same way X3 did and beyond:more explosive action and creative use of an immense visual effectsbudget. Although director Gavin Hood doesn't bring more insight intothe film with his work, he certainly has as good of an eye for thestylish as anyone.

    The first sign that you know this movie isn't going to be top tier forsuperhero flicks is the number of mutants/villains. For a story aboutone, singular X-man, there are way too many other characters to follow:Col. Stryker is their ringleader, but Sabretooth (Schriber), WadeWilson/Deadpool (Reynolds), Bolt (Monaghan), Gambit (Kitsch), Wraith(will.i.am), Agent Zero, the Blob and young Cyclops (not to mention aslough of extras) make the film dizzying. Especially at the beginning,we need to see more Wolverine — it's his movie.

    To the film's credit, its quick movement makes it easy to watch andentertaining and there's some surprisingly good comedic timing onJackman's part for an action movie. Seriously though, it must have beena blast (no pun intended) on the set during action sequences becausethey actually destroyed everything they possibly could: CGI, real andboth. This film is the beginning of what will surely be mind-blowingvisual effects at the movies this summer. Hood gives new visualstrength to the franchise and provides a much more epic feel to thisfilm — it's clearly about this grand journey for Wolverine, even ifit's more spectacle than introspective.

    Surprisingly, the ending was the most satisfying part of the film. Allthe subplots converge, it makes sense and the loose ends that fans ofthe first three films will notice get tied up fittingly at the end. Forthe whole first hour of the film you're juggling Wolverine andSabretooth's rivalry, Stryker's team of guys with powers, Wolverine'sromance with Kayla out in the wilderness, what's happening to the teamof guys with powers … why the heck kid Cyclops is in the movie …it's not overwhelming, it's just not as enjoyable when you can't focuson one thing or character as much as you'd like. Still, the endingjustifies the strange means, at least in terms of the epic battle thatensues.

    "Wolverine" is not a travesty for the genre, but it certainly doesn'tmeet the expectations for a thorough superhero movie experience. Youget amped up action and style over meaning and that makes itentertainment more than catharsis. Expect to be entertained and littleelse and "Wolverine" will satisfy your itch for the summer movieseason. ~Steven C

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  6. goods116 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    Forget the reviews that focus on dialogue (it's a comic book character,of course it's clichéd) or other types of thing you may look for inmovies like a Room With A View. In this movie you want to see coolaction, cool use of superpowers, great fights with CGI that is notobvious and some tension about what happens next. This movie has itall. Academy awards? No. Amazing plot? No, but enough to keep it veryinteresting, with answers like where Adamantium comes from, Sabretoothand Wolverine relationship, introduction of Deadpool, early view ofCyclops, and much more that keeps the movie going along just fine. Thisis a solid action film, better than most.

  7. idahovandalfan from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    Wolverine is a decent movie. It is worth the price of admission and the2 hours of screen time. The movie works well as a prequel of the eventsof the X-Men movies. However, to enjoy the movie, one must suspendknowledge of the comic book material. The movie was made for theaverage movie-goer and a little for the ultra hardcore X-Men comic bookreader. The story has everything anyone could want: family, a littleromance, love, comedy, revenge and plenty of action.

    I was pleased with most of the acting. I will admit that some dialogueseems forced from the minor cast, but the main characters – Wolverine,Sabretooth, etc. – all work well together. The story did seem a littlerushed and choppy at times, however. The 1:45 time goes by quicklyenough to feel like maybe the movie could have – and should have – beencloser to 2:00.

    The movie is as good as the first X-Men movie, and better than X-MenUnited and X-Men: The Last Stand. I am actually looking forward toseeing how they handle the Magneto origins movie that's being made. AndI am really hoping that all of this work brings it together for apossible X-Men 4. I know you agree with me because after all, I knoweveryone is dying to see Apocalypse as the bad guy.

    My only real complaint of the movie is that Gambit (my favorite X-Mencharacter) did not have as much screen time as I'd hoped. He bettereither get his own movie, or make an appearance in a later Marvelmovie.

    Ignore the syndicated critics and the negativity surrounding thismovie. I'm glad I did. Go see it. Don't let people scare you away fromspending your money on this movie. Form your own opinions. Oh, and ifyou go, stay after the credits.

  8. Hollis Waite from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    Soulless milking of cash cow franchise. Generic superhero flick. CGIshowcase. Gavin Hood's "A Series of Improbable Events." Combinatoriciteration of mutant fight scenes strung together by inane expositionjustifying formation/dissolution of arbitrary alliances. I'm notexpecting Shakespeare here but the cliché per minute meter was off thecharts: Primal scream while looking skyward and kneeling over murderedgirlfriend. Renegade military commander. Predictable double crosses.Revenge sought for slain lover. Erased memories. Evil characterdiscovering morality at last minute. Misguided failures to executenemeses after defeating them in melee. Lover not really dead. Loveractually acting as spy for hero's arch-nemesis. Girlfriend/spy actuallyfalls for protagonist. Good people work for antagonist in order to savekidnapped family members. Evil mastermind fails to honor promises toreluctant employees. Kindly old couple care for weary hero and getmurdered for their troubles. Certain deaths averted as third partiesarrive on scene before coup de grace. Hero reluctantly joining secretgovernment agency. Abandonment of elite squad in protest over slaughterof innocents. Scientists unable to control indestructible killingmachine of their own creation. Outdated but lovable government 'secretweapon' kills off better designed but heartless successor. Hero strollsaway from wreck and casually lights a trail of gasoline behind him.After everyone has given up, flatlined heart monitor picks up a pulse.Evil mastermind explains plans to hero he no longer sees as a threat.Hero refuses to kill defeated foe because he's "better than that".Transparent comic relief character makes hilarious understatements andoffbeat comments. Cheerful psychopath revels in random murderousrampages. Nigh indestructible Goliaths hurl one another through aseries of walls and other physical traumas that would kill a meremortal. Man dispatches dozens of gun wielding enemies with nothing butskillful swordplay. Common sense and the laws of physics, biology andchemistry temporarily abandoned. Antagonist using loved one's murder asjustification for misguided crusade.

    I could go on but this is just exhausting. If you're over the age oftwelve and not living in mom's basement, there's probably nothing herefor you. Depressingly enough, it's not too far off of par for superheromovies so discount all I've written if you can't get enough of thegenre.

  9. xander7878 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    I saw this movie over the weekend. When it was over, I kind of sighed,shrugged and said it was okay.

    I gave the movie a 5 which I think is pretty darn generous. Here's thepositives of the movie. The actors are very good. Hugh Jackman, Liev,Ryan Reynolds are all very good actors, and each of them play theirroles well. There was action, action, explosions, and more explosions.There certainly wasn't any shortage of eye candy. I think mostWolverine fans would probably like this movie.

    Here's the negatives. We all learned the hard way when X-Men 3 cameout, that Fox could seem to care less about the source material. Theyjust want to make action moves with lots of special effects. Wolverineis a testament to that same disappointing philosophy. While Wolverinefans may like the movie, "Marvel" fans will probably feel a little ill.

    I'm surprised that they haven't figured out yet why Marvel's movies areblockbusters (Iron Man, The Hulk), and thiers are always sub-par.Marvel uses good stories, acting, and smart witty scripts to keep usinterested. Every half baked, killed off for the movie, or completelyruined character Fox throws in there just ruins the experience for afan somewhere. Marvel may modernize the stories, but they respect thesource material. Not only does that make comic fans happy, but thestories tend to make more sense, and have more relatable characters.

    On a side note, the fact that Fox apparently has the rights to Deadpoolmakes me want to cry. Give it back to Marvel so we can get a decentmovie, without blades coming out of his arms and lasers out his eyes.

  10. Krazyzark from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 8:05 am

    This film was slated to be a blockbuster film, and it really is. Thisis the type of movie that is made to eat popcorn to and watch theflashy graphics. With that in mind, the movie delivers, perhaps not aswell as the ultra flashy Iron Man, but well enough. Outside of thepopcorn munching action and special effects, the film drops off of thecliff faster than Wile E. Coyote.

    Many viewers, myself included, will complain about how most of thecharacters were severely altered, but that only makes the film a pooradaptation, not a poor film. This film is unsatisfactory for otherreasons. The makers focused more on making it appealing to the eye thanthey did to the mind. The characters that have been long awaited andpromoted are reduced to 4-scene cameos. The main characters ofWolverine, Victor Creed (never called Sabertooth in the film) andColonel Stryker are well developed. I was pleasantly surprised by LievSchriber's performance. The rest of the characters are tossed to thewayside to make way for the all important eye-candy. Wolverine'scharacter is fully developed after 30-minutes, as is Sabertooth, thoughVictor does pull off some surprises late in the film.

    The "final boss" of the film is a twisted and perverse adaptation ofthe original character and barely gets any development to show just whyhe is the way he is. The filmmakers obviously felt that all they reallyneeded to do was create a bad ass character who could do anything theywanted and slapped on the name of a popular character.

    Very disappointing…

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