Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a cube-dwelling hypochondriac; with a boss who humiliates him and a cheating girlfriend. His life is going nowhere. Wes discovers that his estranged father has been brutally murdered and finds himself thrust into a secret society of assassins, called The Fraternity. During his training, at the hands of a skilled mentor named Fox (Angelina Jolie), this once office-bound wimp develops lightning-fast reflexes and superhuman dexterity. However, with his first assignment, Wes finds out that the only thing more difficult than ending the lives of others, is summoning the courage to take control of his own.
A fast paced rollercoaster of an action movie
- Wanted review by PT
Wanted is definitely not a slow burner. Right from the off you are gripped and can't take your eyes off the non stop action. The special effects and cinematogrophy are first class. If you enjoy action movies like the Matrix etc, this film is a must see.
Angelina jolie lights up the screen like a comet, with her brilliant role as the assasin Fox. As well as the action scenes, Wanted has a great script which has a great twist. The scenes with Jolie though are so memorable, especially the scene in the circular library, Jolies outstanding expressions show us why she is Hollywood gold.
Morgan Freeman? Angelina Jolie? Tell me you did it for the money - it certainly wasn't to enhance your acting reputation. This is mindless, violent tripe which attempts to avoid boring the audience with special effects, blood spatter and comic book silliness, combining the worst bits of 'Bulletproof Monk' with 'The Matrix'. Loud and silly beyond words. And if Miss Jolie thinks that having multiple tattoos is attractive, let me tell her - it isn't. And poor James McAvoy - you won awards for your performance in 'Atonement' - but not in this one, I'm afraid.
2/5 stars - but only because (unfortunately) I have seen even worse :(
The action is everything in this production. The plot is thin and unbelievable. The acting is poor (Jolie has not got to where she is today on acting skills) but the action sequences, particularly the opening car chase scene, are fairly good if not totally original.