Wanted (Blu-ray)

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by Alan Solano on 4/28/2012

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Check your brain at the door and enjoy the ride

on 4/29/2012

Though Wanted lacks in actual coherent plot and story, it more than makes up for it with all the action and cool special effects. Basically, this is your typical eye-candy flick with added benefits. One, the acting is actually quite good, especially by James McAvoy. He really gets into his character and it makes the movie feel less wasted because you can tell that he actually cares. Read More

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Product Overview

A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

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Studio Universal
SKU 209871953
UPC 025195051354
UPC 14 00025195051354
Format Blu-Ray DVD
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Keywords
Based On A Novel
Supernatural
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, WANTED, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, follows anxiety-prone office drone Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as he is inducted into the Fraternity, a clan of powerful killers that counted his father as a member. Pursued by rogue agent Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), Wesley is trained by the sleek, sexy Fox (Angelina Jolie) and the charismatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman), among others, to be just as proficient and deadly as his father. Once Wesley becomes a master assassin, he must confront Cross, and contend with the stunning ramifications of that encounter.^Straying rather far from the WANTED comic's supervillain-centric premise, WANTED runs with the edgy Eastern European aesthetic of Russian helmer Bekmambetov, who garnered international recognition with the stylish vampire epic NIGHT WATCH. While Jolie is a gleefully destructive presence in her action-heavy scenes, the film belongs to McAvoy, who transforms from milquetoast to manhunter with verve and charm. And like the similarly themed THE MATRIX before it, WANTED also showcases some eye-catching special effects, most notably in the loopy concept of "curving bullets." Though devotees of the WANTED comic may be dismayed with the many liberties taken with the story, the movie is undeniably energetic and entertaining, making it fun summer blockbuster fare.
Reviews
USA Today "Much of the entertainment value comes from jaw-dropping stunts and explosive action sequences, which are high-octane fun....Highly inventive..." 06/27/2008
Los Angeles Times "WANTED has audacity to burn....Jolie is all wolf, kohl-eyed and coldblooded....The adrenaline-overdose strategy works for viewers as well as hit men." 06/27/2008
Entertainment Weekly "[T]here's global realpolitik glee to the filmmaker's fancy-splatter approach to violence." 07/11/2008 50
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Bekmambetov understands pacing and escalation: set-pieces build in intensity, and each sequence is filled with inventive gags or gimmicks..." 08/01/2008 p.48
Sight and Sound "[I]t rivets your attention....McAvoy's transition from anxious office serf to swaggering killer has some emotional depth and a runty, fearful stoicism." 09/01/2008 p.80
Premiere "[I]ts speedily unfolding plotline doesn't disappoint, with as many twists and turns as its characters' stunning mid-air moves." 06/20/2008
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Relentlessly paced, the film barrels by like the express train Jolie bodysurfs..." 12/01/2008 p.138
Directors
Timur Bekmambetov
Actors
James McAvoy
Morgan Freeman
Angelina Jolie
Cast & Crew
Thomas Kretschmann - Star
James McAvoy - Star
Morgan Freeman - Star
Angelina Jolie - Star
Terence Stamp - Star
Common - Star
Mark Millar - Source Writer
Gary Barber - Executive Producer
Chris Morgan - Screenwriter
Marc Silvestri - Executive Producer
Adam Siegel - Executive Producer
C. Mitchell Amundsen - Director of Photography
David Brenner - Editor
Marc Platt - Producer
Michael Brandt - Story
Iain Smith - Producer
John Myhre - Production Designer
Derek Haas - Story
Jim Lemley - Producer
J.G. Jones - Source Writer
Jason Netter - Producer
Danny Elfman - Composer
Michael Brandt - Screenwriter
Roger Birnbaum - Executive Producer
Derek Haas - Screenwriter
Timur Bekmambetov - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
Catalog ID 61106054
UPC 00025195051354
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Features
English, Spanish, French, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight Angelina Jolie aims to please and shoots to kill.
Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter This over-the-top, ultraviolent, hyperkinetic action thriller pretty much has it all.
Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com The most visually inventive, trailblazing film of its kind...
Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian Bekmambetov revs it up furiously and unleashes one bit of hyperactive, dazzling invention after another.
Todd McCarthy, Variety Relentless, in-your-face action.

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