Posted: 05/17/2009


Wolverine and the X-Men

by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

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Wolverine and the X-Men: Season 1 is available on DVD for all those Wolverine fans that just can’t get enough of the movie currently out in theatres. The Marvel Entertainment release of the animated television series is chock-full of adventure for the group of mutants led by Wolverine.

The episodes begin with an explosive event that takes Wolverine away from the rest of the crew, with the bunch of them walking away as well. Faced with the world’s eventual obliteration and chaos everywhere, Wolverine returns to lead the group, as Wolverine and the X-Men bring it all together to save the world from disaster.

The new DVD includes the first four episodes from Season one, titled Hindsight Parts 1, 2 and 3, as well as Overflow.

In Hindsight 1, Wolverine reluctantly saves a young girl from a burning vehicle, while her family watches in complete awe. After saving the young lady, Wolverine is taken to live with the family. But he struggles with nightmares and hallucinations about life with the X-Men. He finally leaves the confines of the family’s home and is resigned to hiding in the woods. Meanwhile, the family is targeted for helping a mutant and taken by authorities, in hopes that they will lead the police to Wolverine’s location.

Wolverine finally finds Hank in his lab and enlists his help in saving the family that helped him. At the end of the episode, Wolverine also enlists the help of fellow X-Men to join him in his next adventure—“preventing the world’s destruction.”

Wolverine and the X-Men
DVD, in limited edition packaging, is great animated fun, with Wolverine’s razor-like fingernails causing more bone-tingling harm than ever!

Elaine Hegwood Bowen is an editor, writer and film critic in Chicago.

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