30 June 2008 @ 9:17Wanted (2008)

WantedFriday night my wife and I had the evening all to ourselves, so we figured it would be a good time to go on a date, and what better date movie is there than Wanted? Heh

As I walked out of the theater after the movie, I declared, “Wanted – a ridiculously fun movie”. I don’t know how else to describe it — loads and loads of action, and not just any action, but the kind of action that makes you say, “Wow! Haha!” Wanted doesn’t take itself too seriously, and rightly so, otherwise it wouldn’t have been so damn fun.

I would never have imagined James McAvoy in the role of a highly-skilled assassin, but he pulled it off very well. I particularly enjoyed Wesley Gibson’s rampage on his coworkers as he starts to gain some much-needed confidence. Morgan Freemen plays the sinister head honcho reminiscent of his role in Lucky Number Slevin. Angelina Jolie kicks some ass, and leaves a trail of destruction on the streets of Chicago.

Wanted is Timur Bekmambetov’s American directorial debut, but I would say that he can stand against any of the top action directors in Hollywood. Wanted owes a lot of its style and camera work to predecessors such as The Matrix and Equilibrium (especially some of the gunfights).

Directed by:
Timur Bekmambetov
Angelina Jolie
James McAvoy
Morgan Freeman
Thomas Kretschmann

Rating: R

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