Monday, June 30, 2008


Well... it has been a while since I have reviewed a movie, hasn't it?

WANTED: 2.5/5

Cast: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp

In a nutshell: Disappointing bloody mash of all that have come before

Synopsis: Wesley is a bit of a loser with an anxiety problem. Turns out his murdered father is a highly skilled member of a group of assassins who kill to right wrongs. Perhaps Wesley has inherited his father's supernatural skills and will be able to avenge his death.

This one was a bit like 'Jumper' for me... so full of potential with elements of cool attitude, but somehow it just does not come together. It feels lazily put together, drawing/copying ideas from a bunch of good movies that have preceeded it. Too much use of slow-mo a la Matrix. Lots of violence and blood a la anything Tarantino. The high calibre actors are wasted. Angelina Jolie just broods a lot and not much more. Morgan Freeman's character feels one dimensional. I found myself irritated by McAvoy's American accent, but that's probably because I'm a sucker for his Scottish one. He is not bad in the movie, but his character is not particularly complex. If you are looking for some dark action, this might do the trick, there are also some twists and turns which are a bit of fun, just don't expect too much.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Spring Flowers

The view on the way to work.