Meek geek Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) plods along in his hum-drum life as an accountant who is constantly berated by his overbearing boss and whose girlfriend is sleeping with his best friend, when he is suddenly thrust into the topsy-turvy world of a brotherhood of super-powered assasins. It's a story often told, but with the benefit of the luscious Angelina Jolie who plays "Fox", his tutor/mentor, and the embodiment of gravitas Morgan Freeman who plays Sloan, the leader of the brotherhood. The movie starts at a snail's pacee until 20 minutes in when Wesley is saved by Fox from being assasinated himself by an agent of a "competing firm". Fox whisks poor Wesley back to the brotherhood's headquarters where she teaches him to use his dormant abilities.
Based on the comic book series of the same name, "Wanted" is a bubble-gum version of a Kung-fu thriller. You won't be uplfited, but you will be entertained.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our December, 2008 issue.
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