What happens when you see too much of John Woo's movies and re-runs of Matrix ? You take an average run-of-the-mill story, add a twist, add some fables about groups, a tattooed Angelina Jolie, and try to make a pot-boiler. And what happens when you see your script and know for sure that it is going to flop if you do not have a star who can pull in the crowds ? You get a few of them, namely, Angeline Jolie and Morgan Freeman, who do nothing but hemming and hawing and practically sleep walking through their roles.
That, in short, ladies and gentlemen is all that Wanted is about. The story, if there is one, is about an accountant who suffers from bouts of high adrenalin flowing through his veins. However, he is a real loser in life(SpiderMan anyone ?) Through a chance encounter, he discovers that he has an assassins blood flowing through his veins. He joins a group of assassins who tell him that his father was killed by a certain person and he must help them kill the person who killed his father.
There is however, a good action sequence on a train, where regular watchers of such mindless hollywood action crap, would have predicted what is about to happen.
All in all a totally avoidable movie.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 10:02 AM