Wanted

Wanted

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Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Cast: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie

     
 

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Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov helms his first English-language feature film with this big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's action-packed graphic novel. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a cube-dwelling hypochondriac whose

Overview

Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov helms his first English-language feature film with this big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's action-packed graphic novel. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a cube-dwelling hypochondriac whose uneventful life has become a mundane blur of terminal boredom. Repeatedly humiliated by his boss and constantly cuckolded by his cheating girlfriend, weakling Wes seems to be living right down to everyone's expectations that he would never amount to anything in life. However, upon discovering that the father he never knew has been brutally murdered, the spineless, clock-punching pushover is recruited into a secret society of assassins known as the Fraternity. During the course of his training, the man who was once an office-bound wimp develops lightning-fast reflexes and superhuman dexterity courtesy of his skilled mentor Fox (Angelina Jolie). Upon completing his training, Wes is assigned the task of dealing out death to the mythological Fates, who possess the ability to alter the lifelines of mortal men. It isn't long before the nebbish nerd-turned-agile assassin is erasing the bad guys with surprising efficiency, yet as Wes begins to carry the mantle passed down to him by his father, he gradually begins to suspect that his wise tutors are not the crime-fighting enforcers they present themselves to be. Now, with everything he ever wanted in life finally within his grasp, Wes is about to find out that the only thing more difficult than ending the lives of others is summoning the courage to take control of his own.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
UPC:
0025192108112
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:50:00

Special Features

Alternate opening ; Assassin profiles ; Picture in picture ; Cast and characters ; Stunts on the L Train ; Special effects: The art of the impossible ; Groundbreaking visual effects: From imagination to execution; The origins of Wanted: Bringing the graphic novel to life ; Through the eyes of visionary director Timur Bekmambetov ; Extended scene

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James McAvoy Wes Gibson
Morgan Freeman Sloan
Angelina Jolie Fox
Terence Stamp Pekwar
Thomas Kretschmann Cross
Common The Gunsmith
Kristen Hager Cathy
Marc Warren The Repairman
David Patrick O'Hara Mr. X
Konstantin Khabensky The Exterminator
Dato Bakhtadze The Butcher
Chris Pratt Barry
Lorna Scott Janice

Technical Credits
Timur Bekmambetov Director
Mitchell Amundsen Cinematographer
Varya Avdyushko Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Barber Executive Producer
David Baxa Art Director
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Michael Brandt Original Story,Screenwriter
David Brenner Editor
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Derek Haas Original Story,Screenwriter
Jim Lemley Producer
Mindy Marin Casting
Chris Morgan Screenwriter
John Myhre Production Designer
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Jason Netter Producer
Marc E. Platt Producer
Adam Siegel Executive Producer
Marc Silvestri Executive Producer
Iain Smith Producer
Patrick Sullivan Art Director
Martin Vackar Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wanted
1. The Fraternity [7:00]
2. Stressed-out [5:56]
3. Greatest Assassin [7:59]
4. One of Us [5:27]
5. I'm the Man [5:45]
6. In the Factory [5:18]
7. Feeling Good [4:33]
8. One by One [3:17]
9. Who Are You? [6:30]
10. Loom of Fate [4:30]
11. First Target [4:34]
12. Second Target [3:00]
13. A Message [3:24]
14. Meeting the Maker [2:18]
15. Off Track [3:48]
16. Perfect Weapon [6:51]
17. Kill Him [6:46]
18. Follow the Code [6:13]
19. Taking Control [6:01]
20. End Credits [2:55]

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Wanted 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Mina_Dark More than 1 year ago
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.
Grago More than 1 year ago
If you can suspend your belief in the insane for about two hours, you've got a lot to love about Wanted. Excellent acting by James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie and an awesome script that little resembles the Mark Millar graphic novel it was spawned from (in a good way!) propel a fantastic story of transformation and revenge forward to it's inevitable, explosive climax. Hired by a secret brotherhood of assassins, a nobody (McAvoy) finds his calling and in the process becomes someone completely different, the man he was supposed to be. Also starring Morgan Freeman, this violent tale should be great on DVD, especially for those with the hi-def rigs. Some camerawork gets a little hectic, especially in the beginning, and sometimes the special effects looks a LITTLE cheezy, but that's simply nitpicking a great overall work by the director of the international sensation Night Watch. If you missed it in the theaters, pick up Wanted when you can, I'll be getting it as a Christmas present to myself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanted was a movie I didn't want to like. I'm not particularly an Angelina Jolie fan, and the premise seemed absolutely ridiculous. However, this is a film that plants it's tounge firmly in it's cheek from the opening frames. Never has a movie so delightfully dived into it's own silliness and insanity like Wanted has. You can't possibly attempt to find anything based in reality in this film. Wanted is one of the most over-the-top explosions of sex, violence, and patently absurd mythologizing ever put to screen. The effects are beyond anything you can imagine. Physics do not apply. Blood flows remarkably freely. And our unlikely hero proves his meddle and saves the day. This was the most fun I had at the movies this summer, hands down...
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HeatherNC More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie in the theater and it is amazing. The special effects were out of this world and nothing you've ever seen before. Even though the special effects were not realistic, it was very captivating and exciting to watch and I left stunned at how different this movie was from anything I had ever seen before. I can't wait for it to come out and own it. I highly suggest everyone watching it at least once, even if you don't like it you have to admit that its visually fascinating!
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