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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Can we see that part again, please?

This movie was insane, in all the best ways. McAvoy, Jolie, and Freeman delivered with some nice work done by the supporting cast. McAvoy did a beautiful job with the hopeless nerd to bad-ass transformation, and even though we've seen that transformation in action and...
This movie was insane, in all the best ways. McAvoy, Jolie, and Freeman delivered with some nice work done by the supporting cast. McAvoy did a beautiful job with the hopeless nerd to bad-ass transformation, and even though we've seen that transformation in action and/or comic book films many times, we WANTED (no pun intended) him to become what we knew he would become. The fact that it's ultra violent makes it that much more stomach twisting when Wes is STILL getting the crap beat out of him. The twist was a little predictable, but still excellent, and it was nice to know, come the end, that not all "bad guys" only care about themselves. The effects and fights were breathtaking, and it was nearly impossible to hit "pause." For anyone who enjoys action films of any kind, Wes and Fox will rock you.

posted by Mina_Dark on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Meh

I enjoyed director Timur Bekmambetov's Nightwatch and Daywatch for their clean, fluid special effects and style. The plot in Nightwatch kept me interested, even though it wasn't the greatest. And in Daywatch, the plot was barely there, and the CGI didn't quite make up...
I enjoyed director Timur Bekmambetov's Nightwatch and Daywatch for their clean, fluid special effects and style. The plot in Nightwatch kept me interested, even though it wasn't the greatest. And in Daywatch, the plot was barely there, and the CGI didn't quite make up for it.

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.

Action candy.

posted by Irving_Washington on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Meh

    I enjoyed director Timur Bekmambetov's Nightwatch and Daywatch for their clean, fluid special effects and style. The plot in Nightwatch kept me interested, even though it wasn't the greatest. And in Daywatch, the plot was barely there, and the CGI didn't quite make up for it. <BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>But, it is what it is. <BR/><BR/>Action candy.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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