Saturday, September 6, 2008

Movie Night: Wanted (2008)

Grab your popcorn its movie night, tonight its Wanted (2008) , I'll try not to spoil it too much but heres a quick plot summery. A young man named Wesley Gibson works at a dead-end job with an overbearing boss. He takes depressant when he feels stressed out. His live-in girlfriend is sleeping with his best friend. He speaks of how his father left when he was just one week old. He wonders if maybe when he was born his father looked into his eyes and saw a failure.

Elsewhere, a man called "Mr. X" (David O'Hara) meets with a ballistics expert to find out who made a particular bullet for a "competitor". Suddenly, a sniper shoots the ballistics expert in the head from a nearby building. Mr. X leaps through the window and shoots his opponents in mid-flight, killing them. He lands on the building and begins talking to a man on a cell phone, unaware that he is standing on a marked spot. He notices it as the man, named Cross fires a multi-stage bullet from across town, killing Mr. X by going through the back of his head and out through his forehead.

One night at a pharmacy, Gibson meets a mysterious woman who tells him his father was an elite assassin who had been killed the day before. Gibson replies that his father abandoned him a week after his birth. At that moment, Cross appears, gun in hand. The woman opens fire on Cross. Wesley and the woman escape from the resulting shoot-out and have a wild car chase in the streets of Chicago. The woman brings Gibson to the headquarters of The Fraternity, a thousand-year-old secret society of assassins. The group's leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman), formally introduces Gibson to Fox (Angelina Jolie), the woman from the night before, and invites him to follow in his father's footsteps as an assassin.
All in all its a surprisingly grim and dark work of comic book style action with an almost matrixesque abandon for physics that paints a truly formidable story that leaves you frankly breathless at times and wondering exactly what the hell is going on.



DoveAlexa said...

Grrr... I'm having trouble watching James Mac Avoy in anything. I first saw him in Children of Dune as Leto, and now I feel kinda weirded out seeing him in anything else.

I <3 him though

and I like action movies. We'll see.

Ty Aries ^^

Aries said...

as always, im here to please.

DoveAlexa said...

you need to change your dominion wow link/banner btw. Its now

Aries said...


Weissberv said...

no! D: aries is a FF'er now!! :( specially with the new level sync <3

Aries said...

weiss weiss calm your self, im still playing wow.
infact i may even be getting a Beta Key for WotLK sometime this week (if im lucky) and will be posting up some images of the beta world of Northrend on the blogg

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