Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wanted: It Missed the Mark


While I realize that many people enjoyed this film, I am sorry to say, I didn't. I found it an inadequate mimesis of Fight Club and the first Matrix. The latter are brilliant cinematic contributions, the former not so much.
So, just why did we stay at the theater till the end?
Welt, other than to finish the small popcorn which seemed to enigmatically multiply itself, it was to see the oh-so-little-used German actor Thomas Kretschmann in action. And Jolie. And the talented but bearably awkward James McAvoy.

Wanted
is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and other than a great car chase scene in the beginning it's not really worth much. Sorry to say I didn't like. But if you find humor in kitsch plot summaries, supposedly based on the Middle Ages, it might just be something to do when it's much too hot outside.
graph per wikipedia

3 comments:

Mary said...

Yeah, bad! Such a poor screenplay. OMG :)

Nicki said...

Yeah, whatever. The German guy was cool but, like you said, not used enough.... Ok soundtrack, though.

dave said...

what i find hilarious is their capitalizing on Jolie's tats. i do find it odd that some people are 'loving' this.