Sound Off: Wanted - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 27, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? After being moved from February to late June, Russian director Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted makes its summer debut amidst a strong line-up of other comic book movies and big hitters. How does it compare? Is Wanted the surprise hit of the summer? Has Timur pulled off an incredible action movie headlined by James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie? Or is Wanted a boring, already-seen-before action flick with not a single ounce of originality? How does it compare to summer season so far - the best or the worst of what you've seen? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Wanted.
To fuel the fire, I loved Wanted! I didn't just enjoy it, I loved it. This movie took me by complete surprise. It was a solid action flick from start to finish. I thought James McAvoy did a fine job of playing a fresh new superhero and really added a unique feeling to the film. Wanted to me is like rock music: every band uses the same instruments to make their music, but each band has their own distinct sound and style. Some bands sound way better than others. Wanted is an action film that uses all of the same elements of nearly every action film, but is done with so much unique style and substance that it stands out above the rest. Fantastic work from Timur Bekmambetov - Wanted kicked ass!
What did you think of Wanted? One of the best or worst action movies this summer?