one would expect, Wanted opens like a true Hollywood action
blockbuster and begins with an assassination attempt through some
stunning cinematography and brilliant "bullet time" effects. Wanted
is based on Mark Millarís graphic novel of the same name and at
times seems like a video game through its over the top action and
The story revolves around the nerdish Wesley (James McAvoy) who
leads an extremely boring life and yearns for something more. His
life soon takes a twist of unparalleled heights when he meets Fox
(Angelina Jolie) who saves his life from an assassination attempt.
the story progresses, Wesley learns that his father was just
recently killed, although he believed that he died years ago. Taken
to the fraternity, he learns that this is a fraternity of assassins
who use fate's spinning wheel to figure out their next hit.
Apparently, this will ensure that the balance of the world remains.
The Fraternity of Assassins is led by Sloan (Morgan Freeman), who
begins to train Wesley into becoming an assassin. However as Sloan
progresses, he learns a devastating secret about the fraternity and
that of his father which will change his allegiances and his path
for the future.
The movie is quite violent at times, however in a video game style
that goes hand in hand with the special effects. The movie is not
everyone's cup of tea, however if you enjoy the endless comic book
based movies being created now, than Wanted may be your cup of tea.
It features action, drama, romance and of course Angelina Jolie who
really transforms into a vixen assassin.
Definitely one for the guys!
Uncut Version - too hot for cinemas
Behind the Scenes - Viper Chase
Featurette - A Set Tour