Sunday, 7 September 2008
If you have some time to kill and you’ve exhausted all viable options, you might as well watch Wanted; but if you are a regular at forums for art cinema, infested with literati and intellectuals, do yourself a favour by not revealing you actually watched this one. So this is probably the last time I’ll let the world know that I’ve watched this unintentionally funny and overtly fantastical yet another brought-to-screen-from-graphic-novel popcorn action thriller. The movie involves a cult group of assassins, revenge, a chase sequence reminiscent of Terminator II, action scenes heavily “influenced” from Matrix, son-getting-reacquainted-with-his long-lost-daddy stuff, to name a few – but lets not spoil the fun for would be viewers by revealing more. However I must warn all you lovers of kick-ass movies – the stunt scenes here are ludicrous at best and ridiculous at worst. The director even managed to make Anjelina Jolie look dumb. The only saving grace of the movie perhaps was that Jolie was kind enough to let us have an extended look at her exquisitely-shaped and utterly delicious uncovered posterior to help us recover a part of the money we paid for the proceeds. And yes, if you have a company to share the laughs like I did, you might actually have some no-brainer fun at the cost of the hapless actors and the over-ambitious director.
Director: Timur Bekhmambetov
Genre: Action/Thriller/Chase Movie/Action Comedy/Fantasy