Codename Wolverine

 
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Codename Wolverine
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Original Movie Title:
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Original Release Date:
2009
Original Running Time:
107
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
89
Time Cut:
22
Time Added:
2
Brief Synopsis:
Wolverine the movie; the closest as possible comic continuity edit.
Intention:
Being a fan of the X-Men and a loyal reader of the Wolverine solo comic book since my teenage years I was not satisfied with what Fox did with the character in his origin movie, while it does follow the sequence of events that took place over the years in the obscure comic continuity of his origin, too many things were changed for my taste…
Release Information
  • NTSC DVD-5
  • AVI/MKV
Editing Details:
Conceptually the changes will be as follows:
- Completely remove all mentions, references and conversations
indicating that Wolverine and Sabretooth are brothers; this is simply
not true in the comic canon, in which at some point it was speculated
that Victor Creed was Wolvie’s father… which in the end it was
proved not to be the case. And whether James Howlett was indeed the
son of his family mansion’s groundskeeper is left loose in the air, as
in the Origin miniseries.

- While it will not be possible to make the black ops team the same as
in the comic cannon (originally consisting of Logan, Creed, John
Wraith, Silver Fox and Maverick), some improvements have been made to
the scenes. Most of the action has been left for continuity reasons,
except for a certain character climbing buildings for no reason, and
Wade�s most over the top action.

- Completely remove all plot regarding Logan volunteering for the
Weapon X program, in the canon it was an abduction/forced drafting by
the Canadian government to create their version of the Super Soldier
a.k.a. Captain America.

- Incorporate/replace the deleted/alternate scenes to the movie, I
have two of them from the blu ray and all are quite good for the movie
IMO.

- Fight scene with Gambit tightened, removing the most over the top elements.

- No Silver Fox drugged to fake death, which is better left
unexplained; she has no mutant powers and also she is not Emma Frost’s
sister.

- The bastardized version of “Deadpool” AKA Barakapool on the final
act is still present, but he is now only referred to as “the mutant
killer” and “Weapon XI” and is isolated from Wade Wilson, who did
appear during the Team X mission.

- Most (almost all) of the lame attempts at humor are cut out.

- Various small fixes regarding nonsense lines and redundancies.

- Make sure to watch all thru the end credits, Japan epilogue included
following the current Marvel movie trend.
Cover art by Rogue-Thex (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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when i first saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine, i hated it!
this edit made it much better. even though it could be shorter with wolverine losing his memory during the Weapon X program and the horrible CGI is still there, but apart from that, great edit!

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I still remember the disappointment I felt in the cinema after watching the Wolverine film. After a much hinted at back-story in the X-Men films (Although not so much in the horrible X-Men 3) what was presented was a bit...lacking. However, Havok's edit goes some way to resolving these issues. Most of the lame humour is gone, which is a good move IMO. A character as dark as Wolverine is doesn't need a slapstick sequence involving cleaving a bathroom sink in half. My favourite part of this edit is that Wolverine is now forcibly conscripted in to the Weapon X program, which is shown nicely at the end of the bar fight.

A much improved film, good work Havok.

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I am a huge X-Men fan, and truly X-Men Origins was a movie I was anxious to see. After the beautifully crafted mysterious hints at Wolverine’s past in X1 and X2, I wanted nothing more than a full movie to expand that story.
The end result, however, was a disappointment. They used bad special effects, changed key aspects of several characters we’ve seen in other films already, and did the opposite of fan service to most of the new characters that hadn’t been realized in film before. The story was convoluted and full of twists and fake-outs that fall flat.

Luckily, Havok has stepped in to create a version that gets rid of a lot of what I would say made Origins a bad movie. He’s masterfully created a version that won’t make you angry while watching, and that works fairly well with the other X-Men movies.

I liked most of what I saw, but did see things that I would have cut with your intent in mind. For example, the helicopter fight could have been trimmed a little more. I won’t argue though. Great job, this movie can finally settle in my stomach!

The DVD was a little bare-bones, I would have liked to see something else on there, like your trailer, or some short featurette where you explain why you cut and kept what you did. Not bad though, the video and audio were very nice quality.

I voted 8/10

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