X-Men Origins: Wolverine (12A)

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From the word "Origins," you might assume this is a Star Wars-style episode about how the X-Men characters evolved into super-heroes.

Yes, we get a glimpse of the childhood of Logan/Wolverine in the 1750s, when his father is killed and tiny knives emerge from his knuckles – but that's in the pre-credit sequence. After that, it's a long anti-climax, full of crunching but pointless fights between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and his brother Victor (Liev Schreiber). Wretched.