I Found It Fun but WANTED More!!!!!!

I finally saw ‘Wanted’ yesterday and as the title of the post implies I was slightly let down.  That’s not to say I didn’t thoroughly enjoy the film, don’t get me wrong there were several sequences that I just loved.  But as a whole the film just wasn’t what I wanted it to be.  If I had to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 I’d give it a six, and here’s why.

  • Pacing, the start of the movie feels perfectly paced as Wesley barely contains his pulsing rage and teeters on the edge of losing all control.  From the moment he joins the Fraternity the film flips into high gear and doesn’t take a second to stop and let the viewer enjoy what they’re seeing.  It went too fast and packed in too much in too little time.
  • Spoiler here, skip this if you want to be surprised by the ending. The story itself, at least the way it played out, any film that leaves every single character except for the main character dead is tough to pull off.  I just found myself really disappointed by this but maybe that’s just me being upset that Fox dies.
  • Casting, I honestly feel like they got this all wrong.  Now before I go further I should note that I have never read the source material so I have no idea what kind of characters these were in the comic.  With that said, as much as I love McAvoy, I feel like he was all wrong for the part.  He’s the kind of actor who shines when he’s holding things in, emotion, rage, love etc… The moment the part demands that he lets these things out is when he started not to work for me.  Actually let me take that back, the moment where we’re supposed to believe he becomes the greatest assassin ever over the course of what, a month?  Is where the film lost me, he just doesn’t look like he fits the part.  I also have a problem with Morgan Freeman, I just didn’t like him as Sloan.
  • Lastly, I didn’t like that this movie just felt like a joyride instead of getting deeper into it’s stories and characters.  When you’ve got two main actors like McAvoy and Freeman you really should take advantage of what they have to offer rather than just glazing the surface of their acting skills and riding out their names.
  • Take one point off for each bullet there and you’ll see how I came to 6 out of 10.  The movie got a huge bonus point for a shot of Angelina’s pristine ass which stands as my third favorite scene.  My top two are when Wesley returns to his apartment to retrieve his father’s gun, the chemistry between him and Jolie is electric.  And the number one scene in the film is when Wesley finally lets out the wolf in him, best use of a keyboard prop ever and the best delivered line in the film…

    “I’m the Man”

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    2 Responses to “I Found It Fun but WANTED More!!!!!!”

    1. “The movie got a huge bonus point for a shot of Angelina’s pristine ass…”

      It went from six to midnight for me when I saw that.

    2. fourshots Says:

      lul

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