Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wanted

This weekends movie of choice was Wanted, starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, and Morgan Freeman.

This story is about an anxiety-ridden, frustrated office worker named Wesley (James McAvoy) who has less than $14.00 in his bank account, his boss is a donut eating slob on a power trip from hell, and his best friend is sleeping with his girlfriend.

Wesley gets the opportunity to avenge on his tormentors and enter a fantasy world where he can realize his hidden powers as a skilled assassin. This happens after he is picked up in a bar by Fox (Angelina Jolie), who confides that he is now a member of the Fraternity, a thousand-year-old secret society of assassins who kill bad people.

We enter a heightened reality in which there's a transformation from nerd to killer, a mystical a language in thread and an upside down world when fate spits out names to balance a chaotic world. Guilty pleasure or ripping escapism, it's a wild explosion of a film that rides high on its extravagant script and blows us away by its surreal action scenes.

I really enjoyed this movie!!

1 comment:

Amy said...

All 3 of my boys "wanted" to see this one.:)
We will definitely rent it when it comes out.
Shannon, of course, loves anything with Angelina Jolie's name on it......Men....Go figure.;)