Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wanted: Dead or Alive?

We caught a sneak preview of WANTED tonight. It's a rousing action film from the Russian director of Night Watch and Day Watch. If you're familiar with those films, you'll have an idea as to the sorts of visual magic he creates. You'll forget that you're witnessing cold blooded murders at the hands of assassins because it's so darn pretty how he pulls it off. That in and of itself makes the film worth watching - although I'm pleased to report that there's more to it than that.
Drawbacks? I found myself reciting lines from Star Wars at key points through the film - which you wouldn't expect based on the trailer - but that's just me. And there were a few plot points (not the over-the-top action set pieces) that seemed a little too convenient for the storyline. Minor issues aside, it's a fun roller coaster ride - John Bob says check it out.

Night Watch and Day Watch are scheduled for release on BluRay in the next few months, so if you missed those, we'll set up a time for you to see them on the big screen.

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