★★★☆☆ USA. 1h47m. Adventure. Directed by Gavin Hood. Written by David Benioff, Skip Woods. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Edited by Nicolas De Toth, Megan Gill. Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Lynna Collins, Taylor Kitsch.
The fourth installment of the X-Men film series, the first installment of the Wolverine trilogy within the series, and a spin-off prequel to X-Men (2000). A second film, The Wolverine, was released in 2013. A third film, Logan, was released in 2017. The film’s plot details Wolverine’s childhood as James Howlett, his time with Major William Stryker’s Team X, the bonding of Wolverine’s skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed.