Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wanted: Dead, Alive and Every Which Way in Between

From the very beginning, one thing is clear about Wanted: if you take it too seriously you'll never survive the next 2 hours (give or take a few minutes). If you saw a movie that started with the following statement I want you to tell me what you would think...seriously:

"1,000 years ago a clan of weavers decided to become assassins..." ok so i'm paraphrasing, but that's the gist of this thing. W-E-A-V-E-R-S!!! Yes, like the people who make rugs...not dream-weavers, not weavers-of-tales, just plain old weavers. If that isn't amazing, I don't know what is!

Ridiculous stunts ensue, great lines, and fun in general are to be had. Yes, there could be some allusions to The Matrix, if you're looking to actually get something out of this movie, but I'll give you a hint...don't try. Wanted works best when taken as a twisted sort of fairy tale, a boy's fairy tale to be specific. Sit back, listen, wonder in awe, don't be afraid to laugh and seriously, by the time you get to the last line of the film (which has become my new motto by the way) it's totally worth it.

(P.S. I would also highly recommend seeing Wanted not only in the company of great friends, but also try to pick the theater most likely to have infants in the seat next to you, something about the mixture of screaming, crying, cooing and bullets flying just feels right...I'm not kidding)
Overall 2 bullets and 1 shell casing (yeah that's 2 1/2 stars for you assassins in training)

1 comment:

Chris said...

it's even more amazing when the baby is being BREAST FED during the movie as well.