Saturday, August 2, 2014
Movies
Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller, SciFi/Fantasy
Wanted (2008)
"Wanted" tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. Twenty-five-year-old Wes is the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chews him out hourly, his girlfriend ignores him routinely and his life plods on interminably. Everyone is certain this disengaged slacker will amount to nothing. There is little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut. Until he meets 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. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself. With wickedly brilliant tutors-including the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan-Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes comes to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality.
Cast: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Common
Produced by: Iain Smith, Jason Netter, Jim Lemley, Marc E. Platt
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Written by: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan, J.G. Jones, Mark Millar
Running time: 1hr 48min
Opens: Jun 27, 2008 Nationwide
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