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twesterm said:
stof said:


Wolverine - This isn't a geek out dislike (but seriously, bone claws?), but the thing just kind of wandered on aimlessly, and the action sequences just seemed... small.


...but Wolverine does have bone claws, that's one of the things they got right!

In X-Men #25 (one of the ones with the hologram on the cover) Magneto starts going crazy with power, Wolverine rips open his chest which rightly pisses Magneto off, Magneto rips the adimantium out of Wolverine.  Later in Wolverine #75 in a pretty cool moment Wolverine goes into his I'm still the best at what I do and what I do isn't very nice nice bit as he tries to extend his claws for the first time since and ends up pushing bone through his skin.

/comic nerd

Now how he got his metal back, I don't know.  I had stopped reading comics by that point.

This is an Answerbag answer to the question:

Yes, actually, Magneto did once remove Wolverine's adamantium.

In response, Xavier lashed out with a powerful psychic assault that wiped Magneto's mind, and left him a drooling vegetable for months.

Wolverine nearly died, but his healing factor saved him. Once the adamantium was out, Wolverine discovered that his healing factor was greatly increased. And soon, in a conflict with Cyber, Wolverine popped bone claws from his hands for the first time, proving that claws were one of his mutant powers all along--they were just covered with adamantium, like the rest of his bones.

Of course, the bone claws were much less durable and would tend to break off in combat, which hurt like nobody's business. But Wolvie's used to pain and would just grow more.

Soon after, Wolverine was captured by a rather obscure character called Genesis. Genesis was really Tyler, Cable's son from the future who had gone insane and evil. Tyler wanted to be the heir to Apocalypse, and so created armor that kind of made him look like Apocalypse. Genesis gained control of the Dark Riders, and then captured Wolvie's old foe Cyber, who had admantium cybernetic arms. Genesis threw Cyber into a pit where these flesh-eating beetles...well, let's just say when it was all over, the cybernetics were picked clean.

Genesis then tried to re-bond the adamantium to Wolverine's bones, but it didn't take--Wolvie's healing factor went into overdrive, which put him into the mother of all berserker rages, during which he killed Genesis and most of the Dark Riders (except for Tusk, of course, the only slightly cool one).

Years later, the real Apocalypse returned and captured Wolverine. He pitted Wolverine against Sabretooth, who at that point had adamantium on his bones (it isn't clear where Sabretooth got this treatment, but it was around the time that he was working with the government-sponsored X-Factor, so Weapon X is the most likely supplier). The winner of the contest would get to be Apocalypse's new horseman, Death. Wolverine didn't want to be death, but reasoned that Sabretooth would be even more murderous and unstoppable as Death, so Wolvie gave it his all and beat Sabretooth. As a reward, Apocalypse removed Sabretooth's adamantium and bonded it to Wolvie's skeleton, and this is the adamantium Wolverine has had ever since.

Later, Sabretooth started dying because his body could not adjust to the absence of the adamantium. Gambit found him and arranged for Sabretooth's old partner, the Constrictor, to part with his adamantium tendrils, which were melted down and bonded to Sabretooth's bones.

So now both Sabretooth and Wolverine have adamantium.



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I forgot I Love You, Man was released this year! That movie just shot up to the top of my list for 2009!

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. I Love You, Man
3. Zombieland
4. Observer and Report
5. District 9



Just saw some more movies.
I'll add the Hurt Locker and Mother to my list!



Onyxmeth said:
twesterm said:
stof said:


Wolverine - This isn't a geek out dislike (but seriously, bone claws?), but the thing just kind of wandered on aimlessly, and the action sequences just seemed... small.


...but Wolverine does have bone claws, that's one of the things they got right!

In X-Men #25 (one of the ones with the hologram on the cover) Magneto starts going crazy with power, Wolverine rips open his chest which rightly pisses Magneto off, Magneto rips the adimantium out of Wolverine.  Later in Wolverine #75 in a pretty cool moment Wolverine goes into his I'm still the best at what I do and what I do isn't very nice nice bit as he tries to extend his claws for the first time since and ends up pushing bone through his skin.

/comic nerd

Now how he got his metal back, I don't know.  I had stopped reading comics by that point.

This is an Answerbag answer to the question:

Yes, actually, Magneto did once remove Wolverine's adamantium.

In response, Xavier lashed out with a powerful psychic assault that wiped Magneto's mind, and left him a drooling vegetable for months.

Wolverine nearly died, but his healing factor saved him. Once the adamantium was out, Wolverine discovered that his healing factor was greatly increased. And soon, in a conflict with Cyber, Wolverine popped bone claws from his hands for the first time, proving that claws were one of his mutant powers all along--they were just covered with adamantium, like the rest of his bones.

I don't think that's right.  I have the comic at home where he takes out his bone claws for the first time, tagging this to make me remember.

I'm pretty sure he's sitting at a tree after recovering from losing the adamantium, either Jean Grewy or Jubilee is talking to him, he goes into his I'm the best at what I do bit, takes out the claws, and then there's this horrible bloody picture of him with his bone claws out.



xface said:
I forgot I Love You, Man was released this year! That movie just shot up to the top of my list for 2009!

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. I Love You, Man
3. Zombieland
4. Observer and Report
5. District 9

That movie had way too much penis at the end to be good.

I just saw Observe and Report, [REC], and The Last House on the Left this weekend and:

  • Observe and Report -- not bad, kind of got weird on the end when he got off his meds and decided to take on all the cops.
  • [REC] -- The movie that inspired Quarantine couldn't be more right.  Quarantine is pretty much shot for shot [REC] except they changed the residents slightly, made the rabies a little more prominant, and added dogs.  It's hard to say which is better since they're pretty much the exact same movie (and I know it's not a 2009 movie, I just watched it though and decided to say something about it).
  • The Last House on the Left -- Why has nobody else mentioned this movie!?  It was actually a really good thriller rape/revenge movie.


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UP! and Ponyo are two of my favourites this year.

Among them are Inglorious Basterds, 500 Days of Summer, District 9, Zombieland and Harry Potter (which is admittedly, not necessarily as good as the others... I just like it.) Gran Turino would be there as well, however I'm unsure if it was released this year or not.

I still haven't seen Where the Wild Things Are, though I'm expecting to enjoy it quite a bit.



Well add Basterds to my list. It just came out in Korea. Got to say, it's not often that a historical fiction can have such a surprising ending.



I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do. 

Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.

Ok, So Basterds and 2012 manage to take top and bottom honours.

Basterds was just such an immensely enjoyable film, flushed out with such thorough and intriguing character development and dialogue that it easily warrants a second viewing in theatres.

2012... Well it was no Transformers 2, it certainly suggests that the disaster genre just doesn't have anything left in it. We got some amazing special effects, but nothing new, and nothing to warrant a thirty two hour long film. At least that's how long it felt.



I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do. 

Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.

im seeing 2012 tomorrow, and nothing can ruin my excitement!
While on the topic of Roland Emmerich, 10,000bc was probably the worst movie ever.



Local cinema is showing Akira in a few weeks time.

I've only seen it on DVD so I can't wait to catch it on the big screen!

I know it isn't a 2009 movie. But its still damn good!