Sunday, July 13, 2008

wanted: the ultimate tribute movie

Did you like The Matrix? How about Fight Club? Gone in 60 Seconds? Shoot 'Em Up? The French Connection? The Harry Potter series? Mr. & Mrs. Smith? Batman Begins? Terminator? Raiders of the Lost Ark? The Kung Fu TV series?

Maybe you loved all of the Die Hards? Star Wars? Eastern Promises? The Bourne Identity? Perhaps Titanic, Willard, and/or Ben? Office Space? Princess Bride? Riverdance?

Then Wanted is the movie for you! There is a mysterious world only a few know about, with a mysterious mission, mysterious healing liquid, and mysterious Loom of Fate. There is a bored, Everyman-type office worker with a detestable boss who continually stops by his cubicle. There is a wise mentor and a tough mentor and a wily mentor and a skilled mentor and a hot mentor. There are kissing parts and revenge plots, foreign accents and castle-like fortresses, family revelations and unfaithful friends. There is a troubling lack of identity and a journey to seek a meaningful identity. There is mistaken identity. There is betrayal & double-crossing. There is traveling to a remote, historically significant place for answers. There is a dramatic train sequence and a dramatic underwater scene. There are rats. There are references to IKEA furniture and a wee bit of step dancing.

Oh, and there are fast cars and fancy shooting and lots of things blowing up & bleeding.

I loved it.

And it loved me.

13 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

I don't when I will get to the movies, anytime soon, without my kids - Wanted is probably not for them. (And I blew it last time, seeing the movie you so clearly warned me about...)

But now at least I've got something in the queue, waiting for me.

I like knowing that.

San Diego Momma said...

Oh but did I love that review.

You should be writing movie trailer scripts. In all your spare time.

I'm DEFINITELY going to see Wanted now.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You lost me at rats. I had a very bad experience with the movie "Willard" when I was about 7 years old!

stu said...

How'd they get that picture of me?

-Stu

Your Pal Pinki said...

That's what we went to see July 3 at the drive in when I got mad at my hubby for falling asleep during the second movie. Loved it.

As I read all the movie titles at the start of your post, I was like, oh yeah, Bad Mom and I could hang out.

i am very mary said...

I really like it when movies love me back. It's almost like I didn't pay 12 bucks. Even though I did. So, maybe it's kind of like a cheap prostitute when the movie loves me back. Hmmmm.

angel said...

this is the second good review from someone whose taste i trust- so now i REALLY have to see it!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I heard that this was really good and I want to see it too!

holly said...

i can't wait to drug the kids and then go to the movies while they sit quietly in the seats.

NO! what i meant was i can't wait until it's out on dvd...

Missy said...

Ok, you convinced me, I need to see Wanted. (It was that pic that did it.)

Tracy said...

i loved it too.
It's great having a 19 year old son to go to movies with

dkuroiwa said...

So..I'm liking the review...movie sounds pretty good...and then...the picture. errrrrrch! (breaks, ya know!)
Holy mother of all that's right with the world...who IS that young man?
Sorry Stu...nice try.

Suzanne said...

Thank you SO MUCH for posting that pic. The scene in the movie was so short I almost missed it! And I loved the Ikea kitchen tale reference, even though I almost missed that, too, because I was distracted by the bare, wiggly butt.

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