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Angelina Jolie Is Wanted By Every Fanboy Alive

By Henry Chamberlain
July 21, 2008 - 09:52

Angie in the Driver's Seat.


Just for fun, we've heard it all now about this movie but here are a few more words.

You want badass?  You want star power? You think you can handle it? Well, in Wanted, something is held back just in case Angelina Jolie might be too much for you-or any real substance might get in the way of a thrill ride. Wanted, of course, is an action film first and foremost and cuts to the chase as soon as possible even with a powerhouse like Jolie as part of the package. The violence and strong language are pretty big stars in this movie. It takes a force like Jolie to stand her ground among all that chaos.

As movies go through their cycles more quickly than ever and become DVDs almost as soon as they hit the big screen, this flick fits right in with our sped up culture. Too impatient to see a whole movie? Well, this movie could easily satisfy as a collection of quick little samples to snack on.

Hot Babe shooting a Big Gun.

As a movie made up of powerful bites, the scenes to watch all revolve around Jolie. We know she can do dramatic roles. She has proven herself. For Wanted, we just want her to have a good time as she struts her stuff, drives like a rabid hyena, shows off her tattoos and fires big guns. She can do that and do it with style and that's what we want.

We have become so conditioned to be instantly entertained by movie clips that we sometimes think we've already seen a movie we actually haven't seen. Strip away the rest of Wanted and you're left with quite an awesome car chase as Jolie drives right into one police car after another and fires guns in all directions.  Then there's also the shoot out in the convenience store with Jolie and more gun fire.

Who's Your Daddy?

I could see where Jolie could have taken things further if given the chance but this is not a movie about nuanced character development. As it is, the movie provides a well balanced distribution of talent. You get your Morgan Freeman fix--and who doesn't need that? And you get just the right amount of James McAvoy. The guy can act, sure, but all that grimacing and outrage works well in small doses. Then there's a bunch of minor characters filling in the gaps.

There is a plot based on the popular graphic novel by Mark Millar about an ancient band of assassins who can bend time and can fire bullets that twist and turn in the air but, admit it, the main reason to see this movie is Jolie. Angelina Jolie, and don't deny it. So, maybe Wanted does provide just the right amount of Jolie energy. Wait for the DVD extras to view more. It will be around all too soon.


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