is a 2008 action film
which is loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name
by Mark Millar
. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov
and stars James McAvoy
, Morgan Freeman
, Thomas Kretschmann
, Terence Stamp
, and Angelina Jolie
. Production began in April 2007. Wanted
was released on June 25, 2008 in the United Kingdom and June 27, 2008 in the United States. On January 22, 2009, it was nominated for two Academy Awards
: Best Sound Editing
and Best Sound Mixing
Enough of the copy paste from Wikipedia and onto the actual REVIEW!!!
Wanted is the best Action Flick I have seen to date. Excellent fight sequences, camera angles, along with Special effects. Most would say the Slow-Mo has been tacked onto every action film since the first Matrix, which maybe true, but the way Wanted explains and uses it, will best all of those, and it keeps with the flow of the movie.
The movie begins with our protagonist, Wesley Gibson(James McAvoy) at a dead end desk job, taking anxiety meds for his frequent "Panic Attacks." To be blunt he hates his life. One day whilst he is at the pharmacy getting his medication, a lady named Fox(Angelina Jolie) tells him his father is dead, and that his father's killer is behind him and is trying to kill him. After a nice fight sequence, Wesley awakens in a mysterious building, the home of the Fraternity, an association of assassins, who are looking for their rogue agent Cross(Thomas Kretschmann), Wesley's father's killer. After Wesley decides to join up with the Fraternity, they tell him his Panic Attacks are actually a skill, to cause your heart to pump faster, thus making the world around you seem to move in slow motion. They also teach him other nifty tricks like how to curve a bullet.
This movie has a lot of unexpected twists and turns to it, which make it even better. My verdict is BUY
it. You will not regret it, and if Action movies arn't your thing, at least Rent it.