I very much enjoyed the action-packed (guns filled and quite bloody) Wanted with Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy. The film is so well crafted that you can park your brain (without noticing silly plot points or obvious contradictions) and enjoy the film. Both Angelina and James did a great job under the wonderful direction and creative hands of Russian director Timur Bekmambetov. You can check out the YouTube trailer or the beautiful HD QuickTime trailer.
P.S. In light of the number of guns and bullets flying around and the violent nature of the film, I have to comment on the recent US Supreme Court decision which “... struck down a Washington, D.C., law banning hand guns. It was the first time the Supreme Court has conclusively interpreted the “right to bear arms.” “ This PBS report has an insightful audio discussion by an expert panel.
I feel so lucky that I live in Canada and my constitution doesn’t have a second amendment and we also have the “not withstanding clause” if need to be to overrule the Supreme court in case of insanity. Now, back to the movie, Wanted with Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy is a simple summer fun movie. For adults only because of the blood and violence, definitely not for kids.
28 June, 2008 Update: Here is an insightful and candid Q&A with Angelina Jolie by Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly). Try, if you can, to simply see Angelina and Brad as your interesting neighbours, as regular people because before they became famous, they are almost like you and me.