Choose your destiny.
Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father -- who Wesley never knew -- belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.
This film is one of the most ridiculously awesome things I have ever seen. And yes, that does include Shoot 'Em Up. Seriously, this is just brilliant. There's people curving bullets, people flipping cars then shooting people whilst still in said car, exploding rats and Angelina Jolie.
And I never though the day would come when I started measuring movie badassness on the merits of a character played by James McAvoy.
I am for watching this film for a little while and I read some bad comments about it and I can't understand why all of the hate!? This film is totally cool! It has the most crazy impossible action scenes but all were awesome to watch! I had a lot of "wow" moments and it was a pure and good entertainment thriller from beginning to end!
James McAvoy passes from idiot to badass and he did a great job, again! He is a versatile actor and I really admire him. Angelina Jolie plays the type of character that is always perfect for her, so she was great too. Well and Morgan Freeman is Morgan Freeman.
For me this is definitely worth watching and I had a lot of fun!
"What the fuck have you done lately?.."
Exceptionally filmed scenes of exceptional action!
Not as dark as the graphic novel but still packs a bloody punch.
McAvoy proves he can be an A list star and Jolie finally brings out the superstar card she'd always threatened.
And she also shows her exceptional back side.
I've seen plenty of crappy movies in my day, but rare indeed is the movie so crappy that it causes me to feel sudden and debilitating existential dread. As I watched "Wanted" unfurl, slack-jawed in my disbelief that such a piece of oppressive awfulness was allowed to be made, let alone released to the unsuspecting masses, I started to think about what brought me to this place in my life. Every thought I'd had since birth, every word that I'd uttered, and every path that I'd chosen in my entire life led me inexorably towards watching "Wanted" on a random Tuesday afternoon. Those 110 interminable minutes represented the…
This movie is the definition of style over substance. Timur Bekmambetov proves again and again that he has a great eye for action setpieces that are clever and unique. Who would have thought that in 2008 someone could reinvent the wheel regarding shoot outs? Curving bullets is such a wonderfully stupid idea.
However, if you watch this movie looking for realism or the slightest hope of a decent story you will be disappointed. But if you can look beyond that you're in for one hell of an amazing rollercoaster ride.
It is kinda sad though that the producers managed to hire Angelina Jolie and then only her skin and bones showed up.
Angelina Jolie's buttcrack does not a good movie make...
[EDIT: FIVE STARS FOR THOM'S USE OF "PISH POSH" AS A DISMISSIVE. I WAS WRONG, THIS MOVIE IS TOTALLY COOL]
Me compré un reproductor de blu-ray solo para poder ver esta maravilla en casa sin perderme un jodido detalle, no digo más.
Fun action movie. James McAvoy, what energy he brings to every role. Its mesmerising.
Sloan: "Welcome to the Fraternity. This gun you're holding belonged to your father; he could conduct a symphony orchestra with it."
they've trained him well..
As much as I enjoy comic book-based films, I did not enjoy this. Very ridiculous, and just really bad in general. Not entertaining.
Two stars is probably too much. Not good.