The Eclectic

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. – William Gibson

Wanted: The Must See Action flick of the summer

Posted by David Leslie on June 19, 2008

I won some free passes to see Wanted and let me just say that I haven’t seen an action flick this good since “The Matrix

In many ways, Wanted the book is what got me back into comics. The cover of the first issue by Mark Millar and JG Jones just grabbed me when I caught just a passing glance at it in a banner ad. I hunted it down and I loved the idea (like in the The Matrix) of a guy who thinks his life is one way to have his view of himself shattered and rebuilt yet leaving the question hanging “Who are you really? And Does a change of fate change that inside you?”

The film takes this and builds out on this question while leaving behind many of the comic book aspects of the Wanted universe. To be honest, this makes the movie stronger because it is easier to relate to than the group of super villains featured in the book.

The action is some of the best I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t really put it into words, you just need to treat yourself to see this on a big screen.

Acting, first rate. Folks in the theater laughed and clapped both for the bad guy’s speech and at the end.

Here’ is hoping that Dark Knight is this good!

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