Want to become your team’s X-factor? If you need some helpful motivation to spark your inner animal, look no further than the X-man himself, Logan (aka Wolverine). He tears up the big screen Hans-style [Solo, get it?] in STACK’s DVD pick of the week.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine [Marvel]
Release Date: September 15
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Taylor Kitsch and Ryan Reynolds
TV Rating: PG-13
When a young boy filled with rage kills the man who murdered his father, then flees the scene, he turns to the only person he can count on, his brother. As the years pass, Logan [Hugh Jackman] and his brother Victor [Liev Schreiber] realize that they’re different from everyone else, and they join a secret military unit headed by Major William Stryker [Danny Huston].
Logan decides to leave the unit and start a life of peace, but things quickly get turned upside down when Victor murders the woman Logan loves. Again consumed with rage, Logan decides to undergo an intense surgery to become indestructible and unleash the beast within so he can seek revenge. However, Logan soon finds out that there’s more to the murder than meets the eye.
STACK’s Favorite DVD Extra: The Roots of Wolverine: a one-on-one conversation with X-men creators Stan Lee and Len Wein, during which they provide an in-depth look at the creation of Wolverine.