Movie Review: Wanted

Wanted (2008)
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov
Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann and Angelina Jolie

The Storyboard
An ordinary accountant was approached by a mysterious female assassin and offered to train him to be one of their own. He has unleashed his true potential with a burning desire to seek revenge for his father, only to discover that his father wanted him to live an ordinary life. 

(I) The Script: It was very well planned. Apart from the standard elements of an action movie, a few twists were inserted to excite the audience. Holes in the story fortunately did not impact on the movie. 

(II) Shooting and Editing: There were a lot of emphasis on filming bullets curving and clashing. High speed car chases were a very well presented with elements of surprises. 

(III) Sound and Special Effects: The background music played during the first third of the movie was brilliant! There were a lot of special effects throughout the movie. The train in the mountain gorge scene is still too difficult to present naturally, even with today's computer technology. 

(IV) Must-see Scenes: All the car chase scenes; especially the first car chase involving Angelina Jolie; as well as James McAvoy's second assassination assignment. 

(V) Ending and Bonus Features: The ending was just right. The last scene echos one of the scenes at the beginning of the movie, to show the father-and-son bond perhaps?
What if...?
Wanted is a great action movie. The plot must be strengthen to make it an all-around movie. A number of ideas and concepts were presented in the movie but lacks sufficient depth. As mentioned above, there were holes in the movie that should be covered.  
This is definitely a movie for you if you loves car chase, shooting, combat, computer games and Angelina Jolie. And yes, Angelina Jolie is very sexy!

Drew saw Wanted on VCD.