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Wanted
- James Mcavoy

Overview - Loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, WANTED, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, follows anxiety-prone office drone Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as he is inducted into the Fraternity, a clan of powerful killers that counted his father as a member.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, WANTED, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, follows anxiety-prone office drone Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as he is inducted into the Fraternity, a clan of powerful killers that counted his father as a member. Pursued by rogue agent Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), Wesley is trained by the sleek, sexy Fox (Angelina Jolie) and the charismatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman), among others, to be just as proficient and deadly as his father. Once Wesley becomes a master assassin, he must confront Cross, and contend with the stunning ramifications of that encounter. Straying rather far from the WANTED comic's supervillain-centric premise, WANTED runs with the edgy Eastern European aesthetic of Russian helmer Bekmambetov, who garnered international recognition with the stylish vampire epic NIGHT WATCH. While Jolie is a gleefully destructive presence in her action-heavy scenes, the film belongs to McAvoy, who transforms from milquetoast to manhunter with verve and charm. And like the similarly themed THE MATRIX before it, WANTED also showcases some eye-catching special effects, most notably in the loopy concept of "curving bullets." Though devotees of the WANTED comic may be dismayed with the many liberties taken with the story, the movie is undeniably energetic and entertaining, making it fun summer blockbuster fare.

Cast List

Jason Netter - Producer
Danny Elfman - Score composer
Michael Brandt - Screenwriter, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003)
Roger Birnbaum - Producer/Executive
Derek Haas - Screenwriter, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003)
Thomas Kretschmann
James McAvoy - Scottish actor, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
John Myhre - Art Director
Jim Lemley - Executive Producer, WE WERE SOLDIERS (2002)
J.G. Jones - Comic book artist
Morgan Freeman - American Actor
Chris Morgan - Screenwriter
Marc Silvestri - Top Cow, CEO; Comic Book artist/creator
Adam Siegel - Executive Producer, THE PERFECT MAN (2005)
C. Mitchell Amundsen - Director of Photography, THE COUNTRY BEARS (2002)
Mitchell Amundsen - Director of Photography, THE COUNTRY BEARS (2002)
Mitch Amundsen - Director of Photography, THE COUNTRY BEARS (2002)
David Brenner - Oscar Winning Editor, began in late '80s, Oliver Stone films
Marc Platt - Producer, THE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING
Marc E. Platt - Producer, THE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING
Iain Smith
Angelina Jolie - Oscar-winning actress, GIRL, INTERRUPTED, TOMB RAIDER
Angelina Jolie Voight - Oscar-winning actress, GIRL, INTERRUPTED, TOMB RAIDER
Terence Stamp - British actor
Common - Chicago-based Rapper/Songwriter
Mark Millar - Graphic novel author
Gary Barber - Executive Producer
Timur Bekmambetov - Director, DAY WATCH (2007)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025195016674
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality)
  • Release Date: April 2009

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Reviews:
"Much of the entertainment value comes from jaw-dropping stunts and explosive action sequences, which are high-octane fun....Highly inventive..." - 06/27/2008 USA Today


"WANTED has audacity to burn....Jolie is all wolf, kohl-eyed and coldblooded....The adrenaline-overdose strategy works for viewers as well as hit men." - 06/27/2008 Los Angeles Times


"[T]here's global realpolitik glee to the filmmaker's fancy-splatter approach to violence." - 07/11/2008 Entertainment Weekly, 50


4 stars out of 5 -- "Bekmambetov understands pacing and escalation: set-pieces build in intensity, and each sequence is filled with inventive gags or gimmicks..." - 08/01/2008 Empire, p.48


"[I]t rivets your attention....McAvoy's transition from anxious office serf to swaggering killer has some emotional depth and a runty, fearful stoicism." - 09/01/2008 Sight and Sound, p.80


"[I]ts speedily unfolding plotline doesn't disappoint, with as many twists and turns as its characters' stunning mid-air moves." - 06/20/2008 Premiere


3 stars out of 5 -- "Relentlessly paced, the film barrels by like the express train Jolie bodysurfs..." - 12/01/2008 Total Film, p.138

 
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