Wes is a disaffected, clock-punching drone, who will amount to nothing – until he meets a sexy woman named Fox. When Wes’ estranged father is murdered, Fox recruits him into The Fraternity, a secret society that trains him to avenge his father’s death, by unlocking his dormant powers.
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It's all in what your going in expecting if you have any hope of enjoying this film. The scene in where the keyboard spells out fuck you is indicative of the entire production and philosophy throughout of totally overtop, insane but utterly entertaining mayhem done with technical flair.
This in my view with a better than norm cast for the genre, including a most interest lead, means a cut above the norm action film.
This is a very good movie that I think like a lot of people didn't 'get.' The movie is a dark comedy/satire. It's making fun of, and deconstructing, comic book and action movie conventions. Wanted is basically the movie that Kick Ass wished it was.
Actionmeister Timur Bekmambetov is a master impresario of pandemonium. He uses splattering blood as accents in orchestrating a grand symphony of crimson-washed brawls, curving bullets, exploding rats, slaughterhouse-esque joust, gravity-resistant car chases, fancy stunt work, and palpable kinetics for an overindulgent visual fest.
This movie was both a major disappointment and a good surprise. It stripped the original source material of most of its stand out features, but not all of them for the worst. Bekmambetov tried a more realistic aesthetic and I use realistic liberally whilst maintaining a somewhat subtle comic book style that made for a very undecided movie. Still, the overall experience was fine, but why did they left out the suit out
2.5 stars but I can't bring myself to round up. I mean, I like so many of the people involved - Bekmambetov, McAvoy, Jolie, Freeman, Stamp, Konstantin Khabensky, Mark Millar - but it was all just so underwhelming. It was fun(ish) for the action bits but everything else was just... meh. They watered down the source material so much it was borderline unrecognizable.