Monday, June 30, 2008
If you liked Fight Club your going to love "Wanted". It's the perfect antidote to the cubically challenged. James McAvoy does a great job as a loser who is just being walked on by life. Wanted's Geek Gone Bad is a throw back to Michael Douglas in "Falling Down". McAvoy snaps into his new life after a wild chase filled night with Angelina. Once you get past the fact that most of the stunts are impossible and you are seeing an alternative world the movie is a blast.
The opening window jump scene is nice and definitly a Matrix knock off, but still well done and great to watch. Timur Bekmambetov brings such cost effective approach to filmmaking. It's unbelievable how successful he is on the budget given. He is on trajectory to becoming a great director.