By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Universal Pictures, ComingSoon
Got a couple more updates coming your way for Wanted. Since the film's media has given us a new definition of badassery -- hell, this word owes its existence to the film -- we were glad to see a new featurette that takes a break from the action and instead concentrates on the film's title characters.
For those of you who were dismayed by Fred's review of Wanted, we have also found a couple other official reviews worth posting.
To kick things off, head on over to ComingSoon to check out the new featurette for Wanted. If you are a fan of the Scottish accent, then this clip is most definitely for you.
While I figured the official reviews might not be as fanboy as some of the other online pubs out there, Wanted looks like it will be receiving praise from just about anyone looking for an ultra-violent action flick.
Variety Wanted devilishly ups the ante to a new level in adapting violent graphic comics to the bigscreen. By confidently grafting nastily creative, high-tech new ways to kill people onto traditional dramatic themes involving professional assassins and family revenge, Kazakhstan-born Timur Bekmambetov assures himself the distinction of becoming the first modern director to emerge from Russia to carve a high profile in Hollywood. Relentless, in-your-face action and a classy cast led by a beefed-up James McAvoy and a heavily tatted Angelina Jolie combine to promise powerful B.O. prospects worldwide for Universal.
The debut American feature by successful Russian director Timur Bekmambetov ("Night Watch" and its record-smashing 2006 sequel, "Day Watch"), this over-the-top, ultraviolent, hyperkinetic action thriller pretty much has it all.
That would include engagingly offbeat source material in the form of Mark Millar and J.G. Jones' comic book series, a decent adaptation by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (last year's "3:10 to Yuma" remake) and Chris Morgan ("Cellular"), a terrific cast and jaw-dropping stunt work.
Expect a great box office weekend come this Friday. With both Wall-E and now Wanted looking to impress, the summer heat might not be able to keep moviegoers away from the theaters.
Check out both reviews for Wanted by clicking the bold links above.
Wanted opens to theaters on June 27th.
For the trailers, clips, stills, posters and more movie info, go to the Wanted Movie Page.