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Don't take it too serious. Just watch it for fun!
Wanted, the Mark Millar comic, was just okay. I still hadn't sworn off Millar's nasty brand of cynicism, and despite some élans of bad taste, the story and premise still held interest. But I was never in any hurry to watch the film adaptation that traded superhero tropes with high-octane Hong Kong action tricks and assassins. Now that I have, I thought it was a pretty good action flick, with lots of clever moments, and only the most cursory of similarities with the original work. Well, at least there's no shit monster in this version! The amended premise is an excuse not only for cool stunts and gun play, but to make those action scenes completely bonkers without breaking the world of the film, as it were. Subversive fun that doesn't quite become as over-obvious about it as the source material did.
A truly terrible film. Bekmambetov's hyperactive, original style seemed a better fit for the fantastical world of his "Night Watch/Day Watch" movies which I thoroughly enjoyed - not so here. The insistence on making the film gritty and cool makes it seem more desperate, cynical and juvenile. The blame should be laid to the terrible script and sheer ludicrousness of the plot and action sequences, which are absurd even for comic book movie. For example the finale features one of the dumbest "magic bullets" ever seen, passing unchecked through a dozen heads without hindrance, and defying all logic of the world established up to that point. Worse than the many implausibilities and plot holes, which you could spend hours picking over, I couldn't have cared less about the deeply uninteresting Wesley. Most definitely - Not Wanted.
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This movie ranks #438 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
This movie ranks #739 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office