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30 June 2008 @ 09:14 am
Wanted (no real spoilers)  
Saw Wanted this weekend and it was super fun. If you merged Fight Club, the Matrix and The Professional into one film, and then drained out some of the complexity, you'd get something like Wanted. A top notch, non-cerebral thrill ride.

It stars James McAvoy (Atonement) as a pathetic office drone who gets enlightened into becoming a sort of super assassin. Angelina Jolie (looking great as always) and Morgan Freeman turn in their usual high caliber work as his gurus. And Chris Pratt (Bright from Everwood) and Terrance Stamp (Zod from Superman II) have notable minor roles.

I've never seen any of director Timur Bekmambetov's other films, although I've heard very good things about the Nightwatch movies. The guy can sure do some killer, giddyifying action sequences.

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Pallaspallasathene8 on June 30th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Night Watch and Day Watch are both very good--and available for Instant Viewing on Netflix.
xterminal on June 30th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Terrance Stamp (Zod from Superman II)

Oh, but so much more fun in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Luke Cheuh & Teresa MTZassmonkeydiary on June 30th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
True, but for me he's always Zod first and foremost.
micah: iceberglaerm on June 30th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
duuuUUUuuude!

whatever it was you had planned for tonight, cancel it in favour of night watch and day watch. Nw is the better of the two, but that's no slight against DW. NW is perhaps the best vampire movie of all time, and an utter artistic triumph. DW is, well, kinda chaotic and hard to follow, but has more killer action sequences.

take my word for it - you must seem them ASAP!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue poolsideassmonkeydiary on June 30th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I shall seek out torrents of their goodness...