X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Corrected entry: It is stated that the only thing which will penetrate Logan's adamantium skeleton is an adamantium bullet. Following this logic, Logan's adamantium claws should cut through Deadpool's arm blades, or vice versa.


Correction: A bullet traveling at high speeds would behave very differently than a blade, even of the same material.


Quite correct. A lead (soft) bullet will penetrate a steel (hard) plate due to its velocity. The same applies here.

Jason Hoffman

Actually it's not about something softer vs something hard. Adamantium is quite indestructible even when matched against each other. But an adamantium bullet can dent an adamantium plate at least. Of course the true nature of the adamantium in the movies is not as elaborate as the comics (certainly not the origins), but I think the basic features still apply, that it is steel with an extremely high density and thus indestructible even when it's adamantium versus adamantium. This can even include Silver Samurai's adamantium in the later movie which is obviously of higher quality.


I was trying to make the point that a bullet can penetrate something as hard or harder than itself due to its velocity.

Jason Hoffman

Correction: We can assume that as Weapon X has the same healing abilities as Logan, his blades are adamantium too.

Corrected entry: Victor catches John with the arm a foot deep in John's stomach (1:06:18), obviously killing him when pulling his fist back (1:06:27). A bit later Victor kneels over the corpse (1:07:05): there is no visible wound, even the shirt is unharmed. (01:06:10 - 01:07:05)


Correction: Why would he have a wound? John is transparent at that time. Victor caught him while he was transferring and broke his spine.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Corrected entry: Near the end, you see Col. Stryker and he is walking as the woman said. You assume that he has been walking around for days due to ripped, dirty clothes. However, his facial hair has not grown in any way.

Correction: The length, coverage and rate of growth varies between every man. His facial hair obviously does not grow very fast.


Corrected entry: When Logan first enters the water for the adamantium grafting, he is wearing boxer shorts. When he escapes, he is naked. (00:43:05)


Correction: The reason he was naked when he escapes was because he wasn't in fact wearing boxer shorts, they strapped him in above his pelvis region, which in turn made it look like he was wearing shorts. But if you watch closely, the shorts are actually a form of restraint.


Corrected entry: In the scene (after the barn was destroyed and wolverine got away with bike) where wolverine is being hunted by a helicopter he is approaching two military humvee's. First is ripped by his claws and when he approaches second vehicle you can see how he grabs the handles of the vehicles and gets on it. Illogical thing here is that they move to each other but he grabs the handles as he would grab them like they stand still or moving in parallel. (00:51:50)


Correction: There is no way to grab the handle that would be impossible to achieve while moving in the opposite direction of the vehicle.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Stryker describes his last ditch option for Wolverine he intends to shoot Wolverine in the head with an Adamantium bullet. The background on Admantium in the movies (and comic books): Adamantium is a complicated alloy that may only be worked in its liquid form. Once it has hardened it is virtually impossible to destroy, and absolutely impossible to manipulate through modern machining techniques (e.g. milling, lathe, or any other machine shop process.) On fire arm physics: firing a bullet through a modern firearm causes the bullet in question to compress to the slightly smaller diameter of the barrel. The rifling inside the barrel imparts spin to the bullet, allowing for a stable trajectory; in essence you hit what the barrel is aimed at. These two facts cause the error. An Adamantium bullet fired through a conventional gun would cause the barrel to explode because the bullet cannot compress. An Admantium bullet fired through a gun with an Admantuim barrel would be the quintessential irresistible force meeting an immovable object because the barrel cannot expand, and the bullet cannot compress. The result of this would normally be an explosion, however due to the near indestructibility of the metal in question I do not know the likely result of such an occurance. The physics do not compute.


Correction: So they made the bullet a little smaller knowing that it would not compress. It might not be as stable a trajectory, but if engineered to comic book physics levels it would serve its purpose. Or they could have used a sabot of regular metal around an adamantium core.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Wolverine leaves one of the compounds, before he slashes through the door with both hands, creating an "X" in the door; his hair is all wet and once he goes through the door his hair is completely dry.


Correction: It has cut to his escape when he goes through the door. We don't know how long he's been running between those two shots. Also, he was just injected with molten metal, so his body temperature was over 300 degrees upon completion. That could have dried his hair relatively quickly.


Corrected entry: The adamantium chamber is totally different than the one from x2, even though it is supposed to be the same, as are the flashbacks and operation procedure.

Correction: More than a decade has passed between Wolverine and X2. Stryker could have easily changed the layout of the facility in that time. The discrepancy between the flashbacks and how everything actually happened is also not a valid mistake, as the flashbacks occur in Wolverine's amnesiac mind.

S. Ha

Corrected entry: When "New" Wolverine breaks out of the dam, after he was soaked in water, he comes out perfectly dry and hair neatly styled.

Correction: The is no scene of him coming out of the water. The next time we see/visibly him is when is is hiding in the barn. And when we do, he is not dry at all. He is soaked from (most likely) sweat from his run. As for the styled hair, it is acceptable deliberate choice of the film makers to maintain the look of the character.


Corrected entry: When X-factor is in the elevator, Deadpool's two swords are in a holster strapped to his back, but in the next shot one of his swords is instantly out of the holster.


Correction: "Instantly" is an over-exaggeration. When the elevator reaches the top floor, Wade says "Its time to go to work". The swords are still in their scabbards and the elevators doors are not open yet. When they do open, we see Wade with his hands on his swords and he unsheathes them as the door open. He is obviously highly skilled swordsman and as such would not require much time (milliseconds) to unsheathe his swords.


Corrected entry: After Logan and Victor are busted in Vietnam, we move to "6 years later" and we experience the rest of the film. The Vietnam war ended April 30th, 1975, which means that the latest that this film could have taken place was 1981. In addition, The Three Mile Island accident occured in 1979. However, the Army in the film is regularly using Humvees, which did not enter into production until 1984.


Correction: Wrong assumptions. The "six years" is from the time Wolverine quits the group. Not their "execution". It is never made known how long the team has been in operation. But it is long enough to fill in the gaps. It is hinted that there would be a few years between this movie and first X-men movie. The age of Scott Somers (Cyclops) as a gauge. Putting the movie set in the late 90s (at the latest).


Corrected entry: In the scene where Logan's skeleton is bonded with the adamantium, his x-ray shows that his teeth are together, but how can they be when he has a breathing device in his mouth?

Correction: In one of the flashes of the procedure, there is a cut of the x-ray where Logan's jaw is open, likely with the breathing apparatus in his mouth, and then they show it closing shut, biting through the rubber, to show just how excruciating the bonding is.


Corrected entry: When Logan stops Victor from killing someone at the camp in Africa, he is holding his wrist. When he is looking at Victor with his back towards camera, you can see his claws out. However, when it shows him face on, they are gone.

Correction: I just watched this scene in regular and slow motion. Victor has his claws out the entire time and Logan never has his out. Victor's claws curl in and combined with his fingers also curling in, it gives the appearance that the claws are missing, but they are there the entire time.

Shannon Jackson

Corrected entry: Kayla drives Logan to work in Blue car, than drives it to the school. Later, we see Logan pick her up from work in the same car.

Correction: The scenes take place over different days. The El Camino can be seen in the second scene at the logging camp (not the first scene where she drops him off) before Logan picks her up from work, meaning he was using the car that day.


Corrected entry: When Wolverine wakes out on Silver Fox , Stryker and Sabretooth at the nuclear plant, he is wearing his white undershirt with a red button-down shirt over it with the sleeves rolled up. A second later he hears Silver Fox scream and he rushes back in, but the red shirt is gone.

Correction: He had plenty of time to remove the shirt before going back in. Just because they didn't show it happening doesn't mean that it didn't.

Shannon Jackson

Corrected entry: In the second X-men movie Logan is shot to the head by a police with a normal gun. It penetrate his skull and he falls to the ground. Later the bullet grows out from his head. In Wolverine the only way to penetrate his skull is by an adamantium bullet. Which is a obvious error. How could he be immune against regular bullets in wolverine but not in X-men. It's pretty obvious it makes no sense. They had to do it that way to make the story work so Logan could loose his memory. Thou he should have lost his memory even in X-men 2.


Correction: The bullet in X2 doesn't penetrate his skull, just his skin, which is why it pops out when he heals.


Corrected entry: The mistake is in the scene where Stryker's crew obtains the meteorite souvenir from the desk of some Nigerian fellow on the top floor of a military building. Just after Reynolds' finishes his final jump but before he relaxes and stands up normally again and says: "Okay, people are dead", you can see the cables coming up from his back, which allow him to do the Matrix-style jumping. There's a cut to the Nigerian hiding behind his desk, before coming back to Reynolds and the cables have disappeared.

Correction: I could not see any wires. There are the two scabbards to hold the swords, that is all. You likely saw this in the online leaked unedited version, so not a valid mistake.


Corrected entry: When Weapon XI hits Sabertooth with the optic blast, there is no damage whatsoever to his clothes and they remain intact when they shouldn't. Weapon XI optic blast is not a concussive force but instead is a direct result of Cyclops power that generate heat, as demostrated when Cyclops accidental "fires" his power at his school and at the guards on 3 Mile Island, there are molten edges around the blast areas which actually are shown dripping or still red hot. Additionally, when Weapon XI "fires" at Wolverine and Sabertooth, the skin around his eyes actually get burnt black due to the heat.

Correction: Scott has no control over his blasts without the visor he recieves later in life, so the molten edges are because his blasts are far more powerful. It has been shown in many adaptations and even the comics that it is only a concussive force, this is why there is no damage at all to Sabretooth's clothes. Weapon XI's eyes may turn black due to the fact that he is not fully capable to handle the blasts.


Corrected entry: The events at the end of this film are supposed to have happened at Three Mile Island, which occurred in 1979. Yet in X-Men, Professor X says it's been "fifteen years since your memory loss". X-Men takes place in the "near future" and was released in 2000.


Correction: Perhaps because of Wolverines healing factor. Professor X could not get an exact date. Also, we dont know what else Wolverine has been through before he met the Professor.


Corrected entry: When Wolverine is checking out his new adamantium claws in the bathroom of the old couple's home, sparks fly out as he keeps clashing the claws together. Technically, a spark is a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction. In this case this would not be possible as adamantium is supposedly indestructible, so sparks would not come out.

Correction: Adamantium is not indestructible - if it were, it could not have been rendered molten to embed into Logan's skeleton. It's simply an incredibly hard substance, far harder than any known real-world material, and therefore could potentially be damaged by a similarly hard substance. Rubbing his claws together would produce sparks.

Tailkinker Premium member

Revealing mistake: When the old couple who give Wolverine clothes are first driving towards their house, there is an aerial shot of them driving over a bridge. This is supposed to be set in Canada (drive on the right) but it was filmed in New Zealand (drive on the left). They are driving on the right but the arrow on the road is on the left side.

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Stryker: Your country needs you!
Logan: I'm Canadian.

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Trivia: In the end where Wolverine is freeing the mutant prisoners, one of the prisoners is tied up, seems to be trying to run out of the cage and has white hair. This is Quicksilver, Magneto's son.

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Question: Does Colonel Stryker have more than one son? Assuming he is the same character played by Brian Cox in X-Men III, he has another son in a wheelchair that can't be Wade.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Chosen answer: First of all, Stryker was in "X2", not 3. Secondly, Wade was never his son. Stryker only has one son, named Jason. In this movie he can be seen encased in ice (to protect people from him), but it is obviously him (note his eye colour - one brown, one blue). It's far from unthinkable that sometime between this movie and "X2", his father's experiments on him put Jason in a wheelchair.

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