Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wanted!

Hey, last night I went to see Wanted, — which, as we all know is based on the eponymous Top Cow comicbook by written by Mark Millar with art by J. G. Jones. I justed wanted to crack wise, praise it for being wonderful. The film’s premise is that about a 1,000 year-old fraternity of assassins grew out of a society of weavers, who wanted to keep the world in a proper order. They get their mission hits from a mystical loom that is powered by Fate. The targets come out in a series of codes that are translated by their leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman). well the fraternity’s safety is compromised by Cross, and assassin gone rouge. So his son Wesley (James McAvoy)is recruited to be trained and fight back. this flick co-stars Angelina Jolie as Fox, one of the fraternity’s top hitters.

This film shows off it’s pedigree as the premise of it could only have been developed by comicbooks writers as it really only works in sort of a Matrix-style universe, where assassins can “curve” bullets, or speed up their hears so that they can react faster to situations than those around themselves. Don’t get me wrong, this is all fine, and — for the purpose of this film — that premise works just fine, but it it really is the sort of shorthand that comicbook writers use to get their stories to work.

2 comments:

Reggie White Jr. said...

I've never been a big fan of Angelina Jolie but Morgan Freeman is the man. I may check this flick out with some buddies sometime down the road.

Tommy said...

I've not kept up with as much stuff, so I wasn't aware of this film and it's comic connections.

But, as Reggie said, with Morgan Freeman...

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