Movie Review : WANTED : 84%

1 07 2008
WANTED
Zoozameter
: 84%

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Wow, just wow. I loved this movie! Although it’s not without its faults, it certainly does deliver. The performances were solid, the effects were mind blowing, the development of the story was good. I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout almost the entire movie. Though predictable at times, Wanted excites and pulls off a couple of new and unique surprises.

Angelina Jolie was just amazing. I loved every scene she was in. James McAvoy was spectacular as Wes Gibson. They couldn’t have picked a better actor to play the role. He was just perfect for it. Morgan Freeman is just brilliant. The chemistry between the characters is undeniable.

This action-packed summer movie is sure to be a blockbuster, with its nail-biting chase scenes, and sizzling performances from Jolie, McAvoy, and Freeman.

Some are comparing this movie to the Martix, but in my opinion, this one’s much more fun. After you watch it, a lot of you might want to take up shooting and the range soon :p~

In sum, it was smart, entertaining, and funny in just the right parts. A must see summer movie.

Plot [~SPOILERS~]

Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a neurotic accounts manager who works in a small cubical filling out billing reports day in and day out. He allows his boss, his girlfriend, and his best friend to walk all over him. To cope with his life, he takes anti-anxiety pills by the bottle full. Wesley has no desire to change his humdrum life, but one day while getting more pills at the drug store, he meets a beautiful woman, Fox (Angelina Jolie), who changes his life forever.

Fox was sent to protect Wesley from the man who had just killed his father. Fox tells Wesley that his father died yesterday on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Building and that he will be next. Wesley is recruited into the “Fraternity,” a secret society of assassins that his father was a member. Fox must train Wesley to bring out his special powers that he was born with in order to avenge his fathers death. The Fraternity’s leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman), also teaches Wesley the ways of the group, and Wesley soon becomes an assassin just like his father. IMDB Caitlin1015

Here’s a trailer

Take care & stay safe all!
The Archer ’08

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4 responses

3 07 2008
jesterat314

i agree. When i saw the trailer i thought there’s another matrix-wannabe movie.. and i wasn’t really a matrix fan.. but it was a new thing… and thats what i think was special about the matrix, now why the hell would they do similar movies later.. but i was dragged to it, and it turned out to be a really hmm, entertaining movie. Not a total blockbuster type, which is good. And the ending was actually a bit surprising.. only because i had low expectations i didn’t really expect these kind of surprises.

3 07 2008
The Archer

Well said Jesterat314..

My expectations were low as well.. maybe that’s why I loved it so much? :p

Putting that aside, the movie was well crafted with a few misses.

And yes, the ending was new. It’s refreshing to see Hollywood producing something new [although a bit generic at times :p]

6 09 2008
P-Ella

the movie is just so great ! I never watched matrix so i have no idea if there are some similarities or so what but I really extremly find this movie very intertaining action and yep ur right its funny too.

6 09 2008
archer612

I agree completely 🙂

I’m not a big Matrix fan, which is why I wasn’t preoccupied with pointing out the similarities and differences between the two completely different movies.

Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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