X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Claws for thought

Origin stories seem to be Hollywood’s current obsession; no surprise given the mega-bucks generated by Bond restart Casino Royale and Batman reboot The Dark Knight. Throw in the huge success of Marvel’s X-Men franchise, and a film exploring the birth of fan favourite Wolverine is an absolute no-brainer. But does X-Men Origins: Wolverine have any bite to go with its bark? Yes, although it would best be described as a satisfactory growl, rather than a knock-you-out-of-your-seat roar.

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