Becky and I went to see WANTED last week at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The Yahoo movie website at WANTED
describes the movie as follows:
“25-year-old Wes was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox. After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad’s death by unlocking his dormant powers….”
WANTED is one movie that I was expecting to give a Don’t Miss It, but I’m having a hard time recommending it as a Rental because it is so ridiculous. The assassins actually get their assignments from a loom. That’s right, a loom, you know that tool used to make linens and things. Like the DaVinci Code is for The Bible the loom in WANTED is what gives the killers their marching orders of death.
All I can figure with WANTED is that the makers of the film really liked The Matrix and decided to make something similar with as much violence. Unfortunately, nobody told them that The Matrix was in a fantasy world and not the real world where people could have super human abilities. You can’t do the things in The Matrix in the real world, which is why it was somewhat believable and a crazy story. WANTED however is not The Matrix, but is complete nonsense.
If you are in the mood for an extremely graphic violence film that has good actors, but makes absolutely no sense than this may be the movie for you. Otherwise, wait for the rental rack or better yet, don’t waste your time.
John – * Don’t Bother
Becky – ** Rental
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