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Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Common, Kristen Hager
||Only if you want
them to have nightmares, or become an assassin.
||Only if she can
suspend reality and physics.
||There is some
getting it on, but the only nudity I saw was Angelina
Jolie's butt. And a nice butt it is.
||Lots, and lots,
and lots, and lots. of gratuitous violence.
||There's a lot of
chasing going on.
whether intentional or not.
scene in the weaver factory at the end was way cool.
this mother fucker."
||Jim Lemley, Jason Netter, Marc E. Platt, Iain
When I saw the first trailer for "Wanted" I thought this
was going to be a sort-of serious assassin movie. Luckily the
opening scene from the movie snapped me right into "This
movie is going to have a ton of convolutedness, so you
better just get ready to roll with it." And roll with it I
did, loving this movie for the preposterousness it invoked,
sidestepping the laws of physics, and enjoying seeing
Angelina Jolieís butt, as well as a fantastic look of
Chicago in the movie. Sometimes Iím easy to please. Letís
get to itÖ
A Movie Review
James McAvoy is Wesley. Heís pretty much a sad-sack, in a
job he hates that barely pays the bills, still living with
his girlfriend even knowing his coworker is having some
mid-afternoon quickies with her. He wonders where his life
is going, and then one day Angelina Jolie (Fox) "saves" him
in a gunfight, there is a car chase getting away from Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), and we have now learned that there is a group
called "The Fraternity," developed by weavers (yes, those
kinds of weavers Ė think thread and a loom), who are
assassins given their targets by encoded messages in a piece
of cloth, and with the death of one of the members of The
Fraternity, Wesley is recruited knowing he may have some
fantastic powers, like using his adrenalin to slow time (at
least in his head), and twist a gun, just as the bullet is
coming out, to give the bullet a sort of "English," to bend
the bullet from going in straight line. In any case, Fox is
there to help with Wesleyís training, which pretty much
includes getting the crap beat out of him a lot, Sloan
(Morgan Freeman) is there as the leader of The Fraternity,
and Wesley wants Cross dead because, well, of the stories he
But things are not that simple in The Fraternity anymore
- people are defecting, some people may not be exactly what
they seem, and who knew the destructive power of vermin!
Nope, "Wanted" does its best to take you on a thrill ride
reminiscent of the "this canít happen in the real world"
scenes of "The Matrix." Yup, bullets travel in curved
trajectories, cars do fantastic flips, and how the one dude
is able to run down a hallway, crash through a window, leap
between some office towers, and still off a group of dudes
trying to kill him, well, reality isnít a true part of
"Wanted," so be ready for that, sit back, and enjoy the
ludicrousness of the movie.
I will understand if you see "Wanted" and hate it,
especially since this movie has more "Oh, come onÖ" moments
then I have probably ever seen, but if you are looking for
some unbelievable gunfights, cars flipping over thus giving
a clear "kill" shot, and utter bizarreness, you will
probably be with me giving it 4 stars out of 5. Sit back,
relax, and enjoy the carnage, or hate it like the dude
behind me did. He just didn't seem to sit back, relax,
nor enjoy the carnage.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!