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This film was spectacular in Blu-ray, appearing almost 3-D, at times. The CGI and audio were equally adrenaline pumping and, although I'm not usually into blood-fest, action films, this one became addictive.
Yeah, the plot was limited, but I found a great deal of enjoyment watching James McAvoy morph from a passive, introverted, office cube-jockey, into a man. One who learned to stop saying, 'I'm sorry,' for just about everything. I did find myself mentally repeating, 'wax on, wax off,' during some of his lethality training, with difficulty taking his transformation seriously :-).
Morgan Freeman has been a great addition to so many films, but he often tends to come across with the same acting formula. His abilities were stretched, with this atypical character. Amazingly, he can actually be a convincing 'bad guy.' Who knew!
Angelina Jolie's role was a piece-of-cake for her. She rarely had any dialogue. She was basically eye-candy, for the guys. But, her sultry, sexy, witchy-eyed attributes were perfect for this killing-machine, character. Hmm, I'm scared of her! And, she does angst SO well with those pouty lips, doesn't she.
So, if you view this movie with casual expectations and are willing to allow yourself the enjoyment of pure escapism and bloody mayhem, I think you will enjoy this movie. Just don't have too many espressos before watching. You could develop a cardiac arrhythmia :-).
The main attraction of "Wanted" is the amazing use of CGI special effects, from glass panes shattering as bodies fly through them to bullets redirecting their trajectory in mid-propulsion. Jolie manages to look as comfortable in action flicks as in serious dramas like the recent "Changeling." She is quite the action babe and easy on the eye. McAvoy, who showed his acting chops in "The Last King of Scotland" and "Atonement" seems an odd fit for "Wanted." He looks as if he's doing this one to pay for the new swimming pool. He's fine in the early scenes as a drone-like worker lost in a huge company, but his transformation into this almost-indestructible super assassin is harder to accept.
Bonus extras on this two-disc DVD include an extended scene; behind-the-scenes featurettes on the film's stunts, visual effects, and origins in the graphic novel; and a making-of documentary.
A modest and spectacular action thriller from the director of the "Night Watch" trilogy Timur Bekmanbeton. This is a very loose adaptation of the controversial cult graphic novel "Wanted" by Mark Millar as it gives us a stunning and sometimes funny yet ultraviolent look at being a fraustrated man with rage within him. The film co-stars Terrence Stamp, this film uses nifty special effects and action sequences that will remind viewers of the groundbreaking 1999 masterpiece "The Matrix" but with gore included. The acting is quite decent including Freeman whom is flawless as always and the story isn't too bad, this movie ranks along with "Rambo" as one of the best R-rated action flicks of 2008.
This Blu-Ray offers awesome picture and sound with even the action sequences to outstand you.Read more ›
Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is an accountant in a dead end job, with a cheating girlfriend and who is flat broke. One day, he encounters a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie) who after an encounter with a man named Cross (Thomas Kretschmann) takes him to see the head of a secret organization of assassins called "The Fraternity". Sloan (Morgan Freeman) has revealed that Gibson's father was a member and that they want him to follow his father's footsteps. Being his father's son, Wesley has a unique ability to pump more adrenaline into his body than a normal person can. Wesley undergoes extensive training both mental and physical to go face to face with the man who supposedly killed his father; Cross. Little does he know that there is more to everything than meets the eye and truths may lead him to question everything he has come to believe.
"WANTED" is an adrenaline-pumping, fast-paced, soda-slurping, hyper-kinetic solid action film that relies on its visual execution. The way it is shot is directed at our visual senses with outlandish action sequences that is both sexy, dynamic and nearly as groundbreaking as the original "Matrix".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The comic book was better,and more violent.I know every comic book nerd says that but in this case it's true,although if you read the comic you could see why Universal went down... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great movie original lots of action if you have a 4K tv and surround sound it's a must have for your collection .Published 7 days ago by The Memphis Showboat
Great movie! Have watched it many times. Fun extras in this Limited Edition and on the second DVD.Published 16 days ago by B Johnson
I enjoyed watching this movie, Wanted was such a good movie the story was Fantastic! This would be one of my most favorite movies I ever saw. Read morePublished 26 days ago by SSR
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|Wanted Single Disc vs 2-Disc Edition||
THANKS for describing the different editions....appreciate you taking the time to post this---very useful for someone who is DEFINITELY purchasing it and luved this movie :)
Oct 19, 2008 by ScorpioMoon | See all 6 posts
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It's quite simple. Insert the digital copy DVD to your PC's DVD drive, it should start to auto-play it (Windows Media Player/Center), then should ask for the digital copy key/code.
Be warned that once you've done that, it won't let you move it to another system, and I was actually trying... Read More
Jan 5, 2010 by oHPaQue | See all 3 posts
|Soundtrack for Wanted||
If its the "theme" song you are talking about it called The Little Things by Danny Elfman
Dec 18, 2008 by C. Selvaggio | See all 4 posts
|Wanted Collector's Gift Edition||
Amazon sent an e-mail to me telling me Wanted was available for pre-order. They didn't show me this version. Wow..it's really nice! Have you seen the movie? How is it?
Do you know any other movies that have these gift sets?
Oct 20, 2008 by Summer | See all 3 posts
|Wanted Blu Ray||
Yes, Upgrade your firmware
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