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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
Can we see that part again, please?
posted by Mina_Dark on October 1, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Wanted felt very much like his other movies. Fun to watch, so-so to listen to. This movie is marketed like some big time, high budget action flick. Less than 5 minutes in, it's clear it does not have a big budget. And while this is not another paycheck movie for the actors, it's not quite up to par with, I guess, my standard of action movie.
The plot isn't bad, but I had to suspend my disbelief more than I would've liked to. Before it was over I was tired of everyone being a badass. The violence is cool and well done.
I've never read the graphic novel this movie was inspired by, but I have flipped through it, and it looks a hell of a lot more interesting than this movie. The movie took the over the top killer angle of the graphic novel, but none of the science fiction or superheroish qualities of the characters. It tried to make something that is obviously an ode to the genre classics into something new and gritty and all its own.
The result is a mixed bag. There are cool parts, but as a whole, the movie left me wanting more. A better plot, better action scenes, less macho crap.
But, it is what it is.
posted by Irving_Washington on October 1, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
No Audio Output From Blu-ray Version
Warning to those with older Receivers. This Blu-Ray disk only has a DTS audio soundtrack in English. If you have a Receiver, like I do, that only decodes Dolby Digital 5.1, there is no audio output.<BR/><BR/>The rest of this review is for the clueless producers of this Blu-Ray disk. Obviously they have learned nothing from the costly lost sales of the war with HD-DVD. People like me are not going to buy an expensive new Receiver just to play a particular movie on Blu-Ray. Especially with six audio formats to cover and perhaps more to come! I will rent this movie on DVD and wait for the audio wars to end. Since Blu-Ray has plenty of capacity, I do not see any reason why an English Dolby 5.1 soundtrack could not be included to ensure backwards compatibility. Particularly since Dolby 5.1 is already provided on this disk in other languages. From reading various blogs and reviews, I know I am not the only potential lost sale.
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