IMDB wrote: Wanted (2005)
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
TagLine: Choose your destiny.
Runtime: 110 min
Country: USA / Germany
SoundMix: DTS / Dolby Digital / SDDS
Certification: Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Hong Kong:IIB | South Africa:16 | Ireland:16 | France:U (with warning) | Canada:13+ (QuÃ©bec) | Portugal:M/16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | USA:R (certificate #44457) | South Korea:18 | Netherlands:16 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Malaysia:18SG | UK:18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Singapore:NC-16 | Finland:K-15 | Australia:MA
- James McAvoy ....... Wesley Allan Gibson
- Morgan Freeman ....... Sloan
- Angelina Jolie ....... Fox
- Terence Stamp ....... Pekwarsky
- Thomas Kretschmann ....... Cross
- Common ....... Gunsmith
- Kristen Hager ....... Cathy
- Marc Warren ....... The Repairman
- David O'Hara ....... Mr. X
- Konstantin Khabensky ....... The Exterminator
- Dato Bakhtadze ....... The Butcher
- Chris Pratt ....... Barry
- Lorna Scott ....... Janice
- Sophiya Haque ....... Puja
- Brad Calcaterra ....... Assassin Max Petridge
Wanted focuses its story around the character of Â Wesley Allan Gibson (James The Last King Of Scotland McAvoy) a disabused accountant who hates his job but doesn't do anything about it; who knows his wife is cheating him with his best friend but doesn't do anything about it; in summary a man who hates his life but doesn't do anything about it except getting addicted to medicines in order to calm down is anguish crises. The first scenes around him are undoubtedly reminding us David Fincher's Fight Club.
But at the beginning of the movie, the cameras leaves Gibson for a short scene which clearly states you are not watching a remake of the former named master piece but a movie from Â Timur Bekmambetov, the director of Night Watch (Nochnoy Dozor) and its sequel Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor). These crazy sequence shows one of the most crazy gunfight scenes ever seen on screen. The other ones will come afterwards
If you don't like this scene you can get out the movie theater or turn off the TV at once, no need to go further. If on the contrary this scene leaves you mad of expectation for the incoming, stay calm in your chair, your expectations will be fulfilled
Cause very soon Gibson encounters Fox (Angelina Jolie) and from this moment the movie accelerates seriously. Gibson learn that his father he thought long time dead was in fact a member of "the Fraternity", a team of powerful assassins. Once introduced to their leader Sloan (Morgan Freeman), Gibson learns that what he thought to be anguish crises are in fact manifestations of the very same power he received from his father's genes: like the other assassins he masters the "bullet time", among other amazing capabilities
Being given the choice between returning to his old so-called life and joining the Fratenity, Gibson doesn't hesitate long and starts his training in order to be able to deal with his father's murderer: Cross (Thomas Immortal Ad Vitam Kretschmann) a rebellious assassin from the Fraternity.
I end here to not spoil the few scenario left. To be true, Wanted's scenario fits on a stamp and I doubt you'd be surprised by any event happening. Based on a comic book I haven't read I can't tell you how close or far it is from its original material. Â I won't be surprised that only a few has been saved cause clearly Wanted is just pure adrenaline and seeing this movie is just like taking a ride in a roller-coaster (thanks Bradavielfor this formulae ).
Timur Bekmambetov has managed to group the perfect casting for his delirium and the result is just amazing. The actors are all great professional and are all very invested in their role giving an incredible charisma to their character. I've really loved the result ! No movie had blown my mind like that since Godzilla: Final Wars.
And clearly both aren't on the same ground, partly due to the cast for sure, but also to the directing of course and to the great aggressive soundtrack from Danny Elfman and other hard rock band like Nine Inch Nails.
Don't go watch it if you're not in the adequate state of mind or you'll be surely disappointed but if you see it for example after a long work day and a great desire to evacuate pressure Â Wanted is the medicine you need !
And like me you might even go and take another one in the very same week
5/6 from me and I can't wait for the dvd !