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Wanted: A Review
22 September, 2008, 3:29 pm
Filed under: Movies

I first heard about “Wanted” while surfing on the Internet and stumbling upon a viral video of a man going berserk in his office. Checked out the official website and lo and behold what was this? They were just promoting bullets fired bend-it-like-Beckham style. All I knew was Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy (Tumnus from Narnia) were in it.

I still didn’t know much about the movie other than the fact that its from a comic (which I have now found out only a miniseries by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones) and the fact that it is ‘so-so’ from friends.

I watched it today and thought it was brilliant! The storyline is beautifully believable, modern and extremely contemporary; coupled with enough Da Vinci Code-ness to make it pass as a cross between “Shoot ‘Em Up” and say, “Matrix”.

The absolute aim of the movie is to challenge the audience about their own real lives and that particular theme is played out in the movie time and again; reminding the audience about the weirdness of the two worlds; the 1st world where the guy goes berserk in the office and the second world where bullets bend.

However, the talents used in the show don’t get lifted up to their full potential (blame the script) even with the film only loosely based on the comic miniseries. In fact, I think the only thing they borrowed from the comic series was 50% of the storyline. (Anyone who has links to the comic miniseries, please be forthcoming).

There was only about 3 or 4 action scenes in the entire movie and most of this was short-lived. Only probably half of that was worthy of you jumping off your seats too. Again, they might have run out of budget/time so the movie kinda lives up to its aim of being a ‘reminder (of your own life)’ kinda movie.

It’s definitely a good watch lighting, ideas and emotional wise. It has minor intelligent action scenes and good story progression too. Don’t expect too much though; much like their marketing tactics (website 1, website 2, website 3, website 4), this movie is great for ‘water-cooler-big-life-decision-conversation-starter’ but lacking in real cinematic substance.

God bless!


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u dl-ed it? ;p
i want i want..

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