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Wanted [WS] [Blu-ray] [2008]

  • SKU: 9071871
  • Release Date: 12/02/2008
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (146 out of 156)

    Special Features


    • Alternate opening
    • Assassin profiles
    • Picture in picture
    • Stunts on the L Train
    • Special effects: The art of the impossible
    • Groundbreaking visual effects: From imagination to execution
    • The origins of Wanted: Bringing the graphic novel to life
    • Extended scenes

    Synopsis


    Wanted
    Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov helms his first English-language feature film with this big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's action-packed graphic novel. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a cube-dwelling hypochondriac whose uneventful life has become a mundane blur of terminal boredom. Repeatedly humiliated by his boss and constantly cuckolded by his cheating girlfriend, weakling Wes seems to be living right down to everyone's expectations that he would never amount to anything in life. However, upon discovering that the father he never knew has been brutally murdered, the spineless, clock-punching pushover is recruited into a secret society of assassins known as the Fraternity. During the course of his training, the man who was once an office-bound wimp develops lightning-fast reflexes and superhuman dexterity courtesy of his skilled mentor Fox (Angelina Jolie). Upon completing his training, Wes is assigned the task of dealing out death to the mythological Fates, who possess the ability to alter the lifelines of mortal men. It isn't long before the nebbish nerd-turned-agile assassin is erasing the bad guys with surprising efficiency, yet as Wes begins to carry the mantle passed down to him by his father, he gradually begins to suspect that his wise tutors are not the crime-fighting enforcers they present themselves to be. Now, with everything he ever wanted in life finally within his grasp, Wes is about to find out that the only thing more difficult than ending the lives of others is summoning the courage to take control of his own. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James McAvoy
      James McAvoy - Wes Gibson
    • Morgan Freeman
      Morgan Freeman - Sloan
    • Angelina Jolie
      Angelina Jolie - Fox
    • Terence Stamp
      Terence Stamp - Pekwar
    • Thomas Kretschmann
      Thomas Kretschmann - Cross



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An off-the-wall action fantasy

      Posted
      CrimsonKing42

      Wanted's writers scrapped over 90% of the graphic novel's original storyline, which would never have worked onscreen because of its pure debauchery. What's left is the story of Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy), a cubicle drone who resents his meaningless life and who's best friend and girlfriend are sleeping together behind his back. Things change, however, when he learns that his father, who left him and his mother when he was very young, was part of a secret society of assassins, and that he was just killed by a renegade member of the group. Now Wesley, who unknowingly shares his father's extraordinary abilities with firearms, must join the society and be trained to take on the renegade with the help of the deadly Fox (Angelina Jolie, as beautiful and deadly as always) and the society's leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman). The movie splits audiences generally between those who embrace it's blatant comtempt for the laws of physics and any sort of realism, but if you accept the fact that nothing on the screen is remotely possible, then this becomes a thrilling effects actioner, and as such it's hard to resist. It's brutally violent and ruthlessly kinetic. Director Timur Bekmambetov, who became famous for his Russian Night Watch series turns his unique skills with special effects and reality-bending to this film, his first American feature, and it's a marvel to gaze upon. If you like action and you're not a stickler for realism, I recommend you give it a shot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Action Movie

      Posted
      setupman

      I have read the reviews at bestbuy.com of this movie and it seems that people either love or hate this movie. I for one take into account the movie, video, and audio. The movie was good overall and I can see where the Matrix comparison comes from with Wanted's storyline. The blu-ray video is very good to watch as it shows clear crisp images. The audio which is what I like the most was exceptional during the action scenes. The movie is recorded in the DTS HD Master Audio format which I'm beginning to like more and more. I watched several movies recored in the DTS HD Master Audio format and it is a very good surround sound format especially coupled with Wanted. For instance in Wanted, at the beginning of the movie in the chasing scene the sound makes it feel as though you are in the movie. You almost feel like ducking. Audio in a movie is often overlooked due to the lack of a home theater system large or small that takes advantage of the different surround sound formats that mostly all movies are recorded in. The audio can often make a bad movie seem better or a good movie seem worse if not done right. Wanted definetly has it right for the action scenes it has. It defintelly makes the movie more enjoyable. I would suggest to anyone who loves listening to movies in surround sound to buy this movie in blu-ray. If you don't have a surround sound system I would suggest you get one and watch this movie. This is a good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Starts slowly and matures into a great movie

      Posted
      JimG944

      4 of 5 stars to this crazy action movie. Combine Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie and you have a powerful combination. When this movie first starts it starts slowly and seems like a dumb movie about a nerd kid. In fact, I almost turned it off. What's cool is that minute by minute this movie gets better and better. By the end, you have a powerful action movie with solid characters. At first it jumps around a bit with the kid having dreams and some visual experiences that you don't know if they're true or not. The story is about the son of a secret agent who gets recruited into the agency (The Fraternity). Thru the whole movie, you have to suspend your thinking as things border on fantasy rather than reality (e.g. kid gets shot, they put him into a stone bathtub with fluid that repairs him; or you can make a bullet go around solid objects by putting "spin" into the bullet). Anyway, they train him and set him into the field as an assassin. Oh, did I mention the truck load of rat bombs? Well, they're part of the big ending... A good movie, alot of fun though a bit "fantastic". Good action and some nice special effects. I understand this was originated from a comic book which might explain the "fantastic" actions. Worth watching this!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Visually Stunning!

      Posted
      mjaytmann

      "Wanted" is a great new film that I believe was a success. The special effects are very new and innovative. Even though some may say the there's nothing fresh here with "Wanted" because of the "The Matrix" and what not, I have to say that "The Matrix" films were a great set of movies for it's time period that it was released. And "Wanted" is another great movie for 2008 showcasing today's technology/special effects comparing to before. "Wanted" has a great story and it was interesting to see this film become adapted to the big screen from it's modern day limited comic series. Also, I felt that the acting in this movie was ordinary but still good enough to work well with the story, action sequences, characters, and special effects to create one coherent piece of work. Overall, "Wanted" is a creative and very well crafted film by Timur Bekmambetov. I recommend you to pick up a copy of this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awsome Movie !!!!

      Posted
      Knight77

      Were to start with this movie. When i saw wanted in theatres i had high expectations for this movie. With all the hype of angelina jolie being in this movie , well lets say she did an amazing job. The plot was very excellent the charecters were a nice change of pace, And the acting was out of sight . James Mcavoy did an outstanding job for the charecter he was playing. and angelina jolie's charecter "Fox" was very interesting , she made the whole movie very interesting for me to watch. Overall i think this was one of the best movies of the year for me. Why because it had lots of action , great charecters, and a awsome plot. so i give this movie 5 out of 5 stars .

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wanted Blu-ray

      Posted
      Ronnie12

      Wanted is a pretty good movie. The first time I saw it I thought it was a really good movie. I was impressed with the acting and all the action scenes. When I watched it for a second time I was not quite as impressed as the first time. I thought the beginning was kind of weird and I began to notice that the movie was not as great as the first time when I watched it. Its one of those movies that is good to see for the first time, but not really one that you would want to keep or own. I have to give the movie credit though, during the action scenes when played on a home theater system it does sound really good and gets you into the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Action Packed Movie!

      Posted
      NYKottonmouth420

      This movie has to be my favorite of all time. The movie is jam packed with action and has an amazing plot. To a review i read on here, Actually YES 2 bullets CAN and will hit each other and merge themselves together in mid air. I watched a Myth Busters episode that was dedicated to proving this theory right or wrong and yes they proved that it is right and it can be done under the right circumstances. So not so far fetched when it comes to bullets colliding in mid air. Awesome Movie Awesome Plot but you have to pay attention otherwise you might get lost.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Wanted Dead Or Alive

      Posted
      Slimdwiz

      This movie doesn't stand up to repeated viewings.You may only watch this movie once and just say this isn't my type of movie.Too many twist and turns.Who kills people just because there's a code in fabric stitching? This movie is based on a comic book and you can tell.Alot of slow motion scenes it's just an over use.And the Frat of assassins where there motto is kill 1 save 1,000 whatever that means.Angelina Jolie is very sexy, and puts the movie at a balance, and makes you watch all the action as it unfolds.But all in all I give this a rent.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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