Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Review: Wanted

Synopsis: "Wanted" tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, we're introduced to a hero for a new generation: 25 year old employed slacker, WESLEY GIBSON. Wes is the most disaffected, cube-dwelling, clock-punching drone this planet has ever known. His boss chews him out hourly, his girlfriend ignores him routinely, and his life plods on in interminable boredom and routine. Everyone knows this disengaged slacker will amount to absolutely nothing, and so does he, until he meets the sexy, foxy woman named FOX, and then everything changes. Wes' estranged father is murdered, and the deadly Fox recruits him into The Fraternity, a secret society that trains him to avenge his father's death, by unlocking his dormant powers. And oh boy does he have powers, as she teaches Wes how to develop his lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, he discovers that The Fraternity lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: to carry out the death orders given by emotionless Fate itself. Wes, with his wickedly brilliant and sexy tutor, plus the paternal guidance of The Fraternity's enigmatic leader, SLOAN, young Wes grows to enjoy all the strength and success he ever wanted. But, slowly, he realizes there's more to his dangerous associates than meets the casual eye. And, as he wavers between new found heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one can ever teach him; that he alone controls his destiny. http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Due Out On Tuesday (7-01-08) http://kplusb.org/ebertroeper/
Fandango: 85 Oh No, 54 No, 176 So-So, 510 Go, 921 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 72% (Fresh), Top Critics: 76% (Fresh), RT Community: 80% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 66 out of 100, Users: 7.1 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B- Users: B+ http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: This movie had my addition in first twenty seconds and held it for the whole movie. As soon as it became slightly boring the action would pick up. It is a guy movie no doubt: It based of a comic book, action, blood, sex, cars, and guns. What more can you ask for. This weekend will be good date weekend, especially with Wanted and Wall-e: “If you take me to Wanted I will take you Wall- e.” So guys see it at least with your guy friends if your lady friend won’t take you. Very entertaining, maybe not a must see but it is a good one to see.

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