Title and Year release: Wanted (2008) Genre: Gangster Audience Classification: Production Team (company, studio, director, actors): Directed By: Temur Bekmambetov Produced By: Marc Platt Jason Netter lain Smith Jim Lemley Screenplay By: Chris Morgan Michael Brandt Derek Haas Story by: Music By: Danny Elfman Cinematography: Mitchell Amundsen Studio Spyglass Entertainment Relativity Media Top Cow Kickstart Distributed By: Universal Pictures Cast James McAvoy as Wesley “Wes” Allan Gibson, a meek 24-year-old who works in a cubicle, but learns he is heir toa legacy of assassins. ?Morgan Freeman as Sloan, leader of the Fraternity, and assassin partner of Wesley Gibson’s deceased father. ???Angelina Jolie as Fox, an accomplished member of the Fraternity who mentors Gibson. ???Thomas Kretschmann as Cross, a rogue assassin who has left the Fraternity. ???common as Earl Malcolm Spellman a. k. a. “The Gunsmith”, a professional gunman who trains others to use weapons. ???Konstantin Khabensky as The Exterminator, an expert in explosives who makes bombs and attaches them to rats. One of Wesley’s only friends in the Fraternity. ???Marc Warren as The
Repairman, an assassin who says he “breaks bad habits” by violently beating people. Trains Wesley in hand-to-hand combat and endurance. ???Dato Bakhtadze as The Butcher, a master of knife work to the extent that he can block bullets. Trains Wesley in knife fighting. ???Terence Stamp as Pekwarsky, a master in the science of killing. Pekwarsky operates as a rogue agent outside of The Fraternity. He is also a craftsman who is able to build bullets both untraceable and capable of traversing long distances. One of Cross’s compatriots. ???David O’Hara as Mr.
X, the first Fraternity ember who is said to be the greatest assassin, and believed to be Wesley’s father. His murder is the catalyst for Wesley’s introduction into the Fraternity. He is killed by Cross. ???Chris Pratt as Barry, Gibson’s co-worker and best friend, who is having an affair with Gibson’s girlfriend. ???Kristen Hager as Cathy, Gibson’s unfaithful and bickering girlfriend. ???sophiya Haque as Puja ???Lorna Scott as Janice, Gibson’s overbearing boss Synopsis: Wesley Gibson is a man who have a terrible life. His boss in the office always nags him. His girlfriend cheated on him and his best friend lies to him.
But what made his life more miserable is when his dad was shot in a rooftop that caused his death. Upon searching for the reasons behind his father’s death, he then notices that a mystery guy looks over him and follows him anywhere. Then, he meets Fox, who certainly helped him to keep him away from the mystery guy. Fox introduced Wesley to the Fraternity, a group which claims that they are in the side of the “good ones”. They helped Wesley to become strong and be good in terms of fighting. Little by little, he learned how to shot a curves bullet with the help of Fox.
The mystery guy keeps on following Wesley. Wesley then fought with him. And when Wesley was able to shot the mystery man, the mystery man told him that everything that the Fraternity have told him are all lies. The mystery man has revealed that hr was actually Wesley’s real father. Feeling bad for having his real father killed, Wesley decided to revenge by going to the territory of the Fraternity and killed most of their men. Then, he was able to meet the best killers of the Fraternity including Fox and he revealed that his father was not a traitor and that their Big Boss is a lier.
After knowing all the lies that their Big Boss has told them, Fox and the other assassins decided to let Wesley alive so Fox shot her last curved bullet and all of them died except for Wesley and their Big Boss. Wesley sets up a plan then he was able to kill the Big Boss of the Fraternity through a curved bullet. Criticize the following: * story and theme Wanted is about a guy who wants to be the total opposite of himself and then he discovers later on that his life is actually gar different from what he thought it was. The story of Wanted is very intriguing. It is not the typical group vs. roup story. It is a gangster movie with a lot of twists especially in Wesley’s life. * screenplay The lines of the actors are all good and very appropriate as well as the choice of location and the choice of props. * direction I love the idea where there are times that they put the scene in slow motion and focuses on the curved bullet. If it was shown in actual, we couldn’t have noticed the curved bullets at all. I would also like to praise for the director arranged the scenes. The twist of the story is very * cinematography Most of the scenes have good lighting and the angles are also good.
There is Just a particular scene in the movie that I noticed that needs improvement in terms of lighting. The scene where Wesley is in a slaughter house, fghting with the butcher, I had a hard time following the scene because the lighting us poor and the angles are not that good. Aside from that, most of the scenes in the movie are good. * editing The editing of the movie is also excellent for me because the scenes are properly arranged and the audience can never go wrong with the focus of the scenes because here are effects such as blurry and slow motion to highlight the focus. * acting Angelina Jolie is very good.
The way she portrayed herself as a gangster is great. She looked so natural. As well as with the actor who portrayed Wesley. From nerd to an assassin, he performed so well. All the fght scenes are good and convincingly acted by the actors. * dialogue (pick up a salient dialogue) This line is from the mystery man who happened to be Wesley’s real father, “All they said to you are lies. You are my son. ” This is one of my favorite lines in the movie because it is the key to the twist of the tory where in Wesley finds out that the Fraternity fools him. Another line that I like in the movie comes from Fox.
She said, “Yes, it’s true. Because you’re the only one that he wouldn’t kill. ” I like this line because it also serves the twist in the story. They fooled Wesley because they know that his real father will never have the guts to kill him. * soundtrack and audio The sound effects of the gun are all good . But I would like to comment more on the heart beat sound effect and the sound of the curves gun as it travels to its target. The heart beat sound effect also makes me nervous. The sound effects of the curved gun gets me carried away too. The sound effects of the movie are good as a whole. Visual effects I gave to say that this movie has a great visual effects. From the contours of the face as it goes through a breaking glass, from the curved bullets and blurred effects, they are all great. The effect when Wesley smashed the keyboard into his officemate’s head and the letters were tossed in the air, I think it’s too unrealistic but it’s really creative and nice. I really have to praise this movie in terms of visual effects. * costume and make up I love how the movie occasionally gives emphasis on Fox’s wrist tattoo. It really helped in building the image of her being included in Fraternity.
Wesley’s costume is also appropriate especially when his personality shifted from the nerdy type to the assassin type of person. The costume of their big boss is Just the typical costume that you’ll see in international action movies. Additional notes to consider * interesting facts about the making of Eight visual effects companies worked on the film, with the majority of work being done by Bekmambetov’s company Bazelevs. Cars of both Chicago ‘L’ and European Pendolino trains were built, and were combined with computer-generated models of said trains in the action scenes. budget and box office performance Budget : $75 million BOX Office : $341 * awards and honors Wanted won the Empire Award for Best Sci-Fi / Superhero Movie of 2008. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing (Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montano and Petr ForeJt); the Critics Choice Award for Best Action Movie, the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, three MTV Movie Awards, nd the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble. what others have said about the film The film received generally positive reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 72% based on reviews from 193 critics, with a rating average of 6. 5 out of 10. The site’s general consensus is that “Wanted is a fast- paced, crackling thrill ride tailor-made for the Summer audience. “ Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 0??”100 reviews from film critics, has a rating score of 64 based on 38 reviews. * values and relevance
Wesley’s character will teach everyone that other people should not dictate the person that you ought to become. You have to change for the better and you ate the only one who can define who you are. * overall analysis Wanted is a movie that I will always watch no matter what. This is a great movie if you want to feel like a rugged action star for more than an hour. The action scenes will definitely carry you away and will give you an adrenaline rush in your seat. Reviewed by: Maria Katrina H. Lagrosa Citations and references http://en. m. wikipedia. org/wiki/Wanted_(2008_film)