Thursday, June 26, 2008

I Want James McAvoy

Listening to: 'Back To You' by John Mayer [Inside Wants Out]

So in my last pseudo-movie review, I alluded to the fact that my next cinematic experience would be Wanted. And oh boy, was it an experience!

Let me start of by saying that this movie is not for everyone. If you're looking for romance...if you're looking for a meaningful, believable storyline...if you're looking for intellectual stimulation...look elsewhere. If, however, you're looking for Matrix with a far less prophetic Morpheus and a muuuuch hotter Trinity, if you're looking for one absolutely gorgeous viper (sorry, that's the best image I could find!)...if you're looking for adrenalin-pumping action from the word go until the very end...if you're looking for insane special effects...then this movie won't let you down.

I won't bother with the story, because that's what trailers are for (link to the trailer is on the imdb page linked to above). What I will bother with, are the things that were running through my mind as I walked out of the cinema:
  1. Overall, Mac did a good job of hiding the thick Scottish accent (that I love so much), but there were moments where it made brief peek-a-boos (or maybe that was just me hoping I'd get to hear it)
  2. Cheesy lines actually work in an action movie
  3. Angelina Jolie has way too many tattoos
  4. Mac shouldn't stop going to the gym
  5. I don't care if it's physically impossible to curve looks frikkin' awesome!
  6. By not having any romance between the lead characters (no, that's not really a spoiler), director Timur Bekmambetov (whose previous movies have all been Russian) went against a Hollywood golden rule: do not alienate key audiences/ticket-buyers (i.e. chick flick lovers)...but what he did do instead, was follow another (possibly more noble) rule: know what you do well, and stick to it.
As I said, this movie is not for everyone...but it was for me.

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