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Wanted Paperback – November 27, 2007
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Lets get some things out of the way: this is an adult comic. These are /bad men doing bad things/. He becomes what any normal person would call a sociopath, but this comic is really about the 'big picture'.
NO BULLET CURVING! I knew this wouldn't be exactly like the movie, but.. I really thought that the bullet curving was something thought up by a comic book writer. That was the reason I bought this, along with the scene where they shoot each other's fired bullets. But nope, none of that.
They are NOT ASSASSINS. They're slayers.
NO LOOM OF FATE. I mean, really? Even that was thought up just for the movie?
Fox is disgusting ghetto talking trash. Not the sly assassin from the movie.
Wesley... kinda looks like Eminem. Just a note.
I don't mean to sound shallow, but there were relatively few action scenes. It felt talky and slow paced more than a few times.
Once you accept these things, it is a fun ride, and if you enjoyed the movie, you will enjoy the comic. I dont know that it was worth 13 dollars to me, but it was a good read.
And lastly, as a product of a single mother, I really enjoyed this book's message. That's all I'm going to say. You'll have to read it to understand. :)
The most interesting parts to me are the training montages and intrigue that takes place between the various villainous factions before all heck breaks loose.
The fight scenes are entertaining enough as set pieces, but a lot of characters had to check their intelligence at the door once the battles start so it can conclude as Millar wanted.
My biggest complaint with Wanted is that something is shown that doesn't take place. Replace one panel with a black one and the word "bang" and you have a much improved comic in my estimation. Storytelling can mislead the audience so the make the wrong inference, but when in the 3rd person perspective it can't openly lie without devaluing the story.
If you don't mind comic gore and profanity, then Wanted can be an entertaining read, but don't think to deeply about it or you'll will lesson your enjoyment after the fact.
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