Wanted

Wanted

Mental - Cascarino

10 Points

Viewer Rating:Cascarino has rated Wanted rating: 4 Star

What do you get if you mix The Matrix, The Bourne Identity and Tomb Raider? I'm sure you can guess where I'm going with this..... Wanted has a little bit of all 3 of the aformentioned films. It has the "please suspend disbelief" madness of The Matrix, the thrilling action and chase sequences of The Bourne Identity and the glorious prancing around of the world's sexiest tom-boy Angelina Jolie. It's only after seeing the film yesterday that I found out that it has its origins in the comic book world, and this made more belated sense of the film for me than my modest intelligence would earlier allow. The premise, that there is an ancient and secret band of assassins out there reading the coded messages of looms and determining the fate of thousands of people, somehow maintaining the natural balance of the world, is far fetched enough. But add in some of the insanely over the top action sequences and the viewer really has got to stretch all of his powers of imagination to buy into it. But hey, this is cinema and it is all about escapism. The first hour of Wanted is really very good indeed, and sets it up for a climax that was always going to struggle to live up to its own hype. But it does its best and when Wesley Gibson (James MacAvoy's character) unleaches all of his recently acquired murderous talent on the entire assassin "Fraternity", it's an impressive impersonation of John Rambo's one man war in "First Blood", but with better special effects. That's about all I will give you on this, just a taste of what to expect. But go in and enjoy the ride and don't over analyse it. It is what it is- mental!

Review published on the 03 July 2008 12:57

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