_Wanted_ is vastly overrated. There, I said it. If a viewer applies his or her brain to the movie at
any one of a hundred different points, it all falls apart. I'm not even talking about the special effects; those are awesome. The movie is so obviously a rip-off of half a dozen other movies (The Matrix, Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back, Fight Club, La Femme Nikita, The Bourne Identity, etc.), you have to give the creators props for having the huevos (that's balls, gringo) to be so shameless. Plot and logic holes abound, and the movie's message is insane (i.e., being a killer-for-hire is infinitely better than keeping your day desk job, 'cause you get to exercise your id).
"Yeah, yeah, yeah," you say, "it's a summer movie; what did you expect?" Not much, which is why I played hooky from my day desk job and saw it at a cheap twilight showing. I'll say this: I got what I paid for. Again, the SFX are awesome, but so is that Korn video with the bullet zipping around in slo-mo. Hmmm.
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