Wanted on DVD

by Alan Rapp on December 2, 2008

in Home Video

  • Title: Wanted
  • IMDB: link

“You know when you have a dream and you’re half-awake, but still in the fringe of your brain?  Then you open you eyes and you’re so damned glad it was a dream?  This was nothing like that.”

Based off Mark Millar’s twisted comic, all-around loser Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) gets tapped to join a secret Fraternity of Assassins after the father he never knew is killed by a rogue member.

Approached by the beautiful Fox (Angelina Jolie), Wesley is trained (beaten up repeatedly and shown how to bend bullets) by the Fraternity and becomes an assassin of fate.

If good story and sound logic is what you are looking for you’ll want to give this one a wide berth.  If however you’re looking for some of the best stunt scenes you’ve seen in some time and a fun (if increasingly ridiculous, Loom of Fate?  Oh, please!) film, then this one’s for you.  For more on the film itself read my original review, or check out December’s alternative perspective.

I’m pretty happy with the two-disc Collector’s edition, but I must admit I’m tempted by the Blu-ray.  Could the story be better?  God yes!  But for those who just want a fun flick to watch every now and then (with extras showing how they did some of those cool stunts) I think you might want to give Wanted a try.

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