Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wanted (2008) R - 4 Stars

Pretty good special effects, my favorite being the power to bend your bullets around the corner in order to hit a hidden target behind. Mind over matter, this selective group of super humans, are here to carry out fate. If you like action movies, with things that blow up, this is one most definitely is for you.

Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a 25 year old, empty shell of a man. Working at a job where his boss constantly humiliates him, he manages to hold his cool. Even when his girlfriend repeatedly cheats on him ,with one of his co-workers, he still pretends it's not happening. Excepting his non existence of a life, he doesn't care when he learns his father was brutally assassinated. Never knowing the man through his youth, he is suddenly being watched by a secret society, run by their leader Sloan (Morgan Freeman), known as the Fraternity. All members of the Fraternity hold supernatural powers, have no fears and with their immortal abilities, have been turned into the elimination team, selecting their next victims by chances of fate woven into a cloth.

When the gorgeous sexy, Fox (Angelina Jolie), exposes herself to Wesley, he allows her to take him under her wing, unleashing the powers within him. The training is brutal but Wesley is metamorphosed from his low self esteem to powers found even greater than his father. Before long, he has mastered the ability to dismantle the bad guys as he grows to enjoy all the strength, respect and power he's ever needed. But as his powers enhance, the more he begins to realize the Fraternity is not all that it's cracked up to be. He won't need a teacher to show him what his true calling will be.

Universal Pictures
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Writers: Michael Brandt, Chris Morgan, Derek Haas
Producers: Jason Netter, Iain Smith, Jim Lemley
I viewed 12/08

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Angelina Jolie is so hot in this one.