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Wanted ()

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featuring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common

Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov helms his first English-language feature film with this big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's action-packed graphic novel. Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a cube-dwelling hypochondriac whose uneventful life has become a mundane blur of terminal boredom. Repeatedly humiliated by his boss and constantly cuckolded by his cheating girlfriend, weakling Wes seems to be living right down to everyone's expectations that he would never amount to anything in life. However, upon discovering that the father he never knew has been brutally murdered, the spineless, clock-punching pushover is recruited into a secret society of assassins known as the Fraternity. During the course of his training, the man who was once an office-bound wimp develops lightning-fast reflexes and superhuman dexterity courtesy of his skilled mentor Fox (Angelina Jolie). Upon completing his training, Wes is assigned the task of dealing out death to the mythological Fates, who possess the ability to alter the lifelines of mortal men. It isn't long before the nebbish nerd-turned-agile assassin is erasing the bad guys with surprising efficiency, yet as Wes begins to carry the mantle passed down to him by his father, he gradually begins to suspect that his wise tutors are not the crime-fighting enforcers they present themselves to be. Now, with everything he ever wanted in life finally within his grasp, Wes is about to find out that the only thing more difficult than ending the lives of others is summoning the courage to take control of his own. Jason Buchanan, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Wanted - A Search for Identity

by Shaheen on Oct 9, 2009

Wanted is interesting story and actors have performed their roles elegantly. Angelina Jolie?s actions are breathtaking and Fox character?s acumen is awesome. The way central characters used to run on the top of train is so thrilling that it incites same feelings within viewers. The movie's plot has been conceived intelligently. The basic idea of movie is to search one's identity and the world to which he or she belongs. It also reveals that personal identity and belongings are important for an individual in order to be satisfied with life. Another correlation is being portrayed on the screen in Wanted between individual's belonging (the world to which his father belonged) and aim of his life. It demands great struggle and different stages to be crossed before reaching to your ultimate destiny. There is a message delivered through the characters of Fraternity that those minds which are not clear about their aims of life or which are not enlightened are vulnerable to baseless indoctrination. These characters use means to kill few people to save millions for the achievement of peace and tranquility with an aim to serve humanity. But there is a negative aspect to Fraternity?s business and that is that everything is decided rather manipulated by one person who leads the Fraternity. His personal attitude towards love, humanity, evil and vengeance are not to be discussed or discovered within Fraternity. The loyalty towards Fraternity is unquestionable and zero power to challenge purpose of its existence. Wesley Gibson is proved to be the real savior of individuals working for Fraternity by breaking the norm to explore the truth. But the truth appeared to be so devastating for Fraternity?s workers that Fox opted for death for all of them rather than daring to live with the truth. This action by Fox could be her final act of loyalty towards Fraternity or could be an attempt to remove the Fraternity?s infrastructure or could be an act taken out of guilt or remorse. Moreover, the style of firing a bullet from gun that hits its target in a curved path appeared to me as the path of life struggle, which is not straight but finds its destination crushing all odds of life in its way. That?s how Gibson learned and travelled his journey towards his final destination, which is his father?s legacy ? the identity that always belonged to him and is free of routine life?s regulations.

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