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Still shot from the movie: X-Men Origins-Wolverine.

X-Men Origins-Wolverine

If you have ever wondered how Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) came to be the angst-riddled, blade-wielding character portrayed in the X-men franchise -- then puzzle no more. This movie reveals his lupus origins, the reasons for his feud with Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) and how the government turned him into a living weapon. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 01 May 2009
Video Release: 15 Sep 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Throughout the movie, Wolverine wrestles with his personal ethics over the use of his mutant strength. How does the sanction of military authority affect his choices? What happens when he desires revenge?

A caring character in the movie tells Wolverine that he can choose the way he reacts. Do you think this is true? Is he in control of his feelings, or are they just a product of his animal instincts?

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