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Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2008

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"Wanted" (Blu-ray)

movie-november-2008-wanted.jpgSynopsis

A thousand years ago (towards the end of the Dark Ages), a group of weavers created The Fraternity. Their assignment was to assassinate those people who were creating chaos in the world, and at that time in our history, there were plenty of them.

In the 21st century, The Fraternity still exists.

When one of the team goes rogue and assassinates another member, the leader, named Sloan (Freeman), brings the murdered member's son, Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), into the Fraternity to find and eliminate the traitor who killed his father.

Fox (Jolie) is assigned the job of training him and helping him with his first assignments of killing businessmen who are creating chaos in the modern world.

Finally, Wesley is allowed to go after his father's killer, but learns a devastating truth that The Fraternity had kept hidden all this time.

 

 

Specifications

  • Universal Pictures
  • 2008, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 50 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelinia Jolie, Terence Stamp
  • Directed by Timur Bekmambetov
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Explicit
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Lots of great actors here, and the story is exciting all the way through. They borrow the slow motion bullet CG that was started by The Matrix series. The only complaint I have is that McAvoy just seems miscast in the main role. But Angelina Jolie is cast perfectly. I can't think of a film where she wasn't cast perfectly.

Technical

The picture is not quite as sharp as other recent Blu-ray releases, but the surround sound, courtesy of DTS-HD Master Audio, is great!

Extras

Lots of extras, including Assassin Profiles, Stunts on the L Train, The Art of the Impossible, and other things.