Yesterday, my internet was down. In fact, it didn’t come back up until this morning. You’d think I would get a lot of writing done during that time. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t manage to write at all yesterday. Most of my day was spent on the phone with the cable company. Did I forget to mention that my phone was out for part of the day, too? Yeah, it was that kind of day.
Dh came home early from a brutal week and we went to see WANTED. I’ve looked forward to this movie more than any other this year. Well, it wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t great. There were some cool aspects of the film, but the storyline dropped in a few places. This left me scratching my head on a few rather important revelations. I thought the performances were good. There were a lot of over-the-top visual effects that had people giggling in our theater. Yes, they were THAT over-the-top. The movie made me think they’d gone for a cross between the Matrix and Fight Club, but it never quite reached that level of cleverness. It seemed like it was trying too hard. It practically jumped up and down yelling about how cool it was, how innovative. It shouldn’t have had to, since there was a lot of good material to work with. I’ve read that it followed the graphic novel pretty closely. That’s good, but there were a lot of things left unexplained and unanswered that should’ve been addressed with dialogue–not bullets. IMO it shouldn’t have relied on special effects in place of content, but it did. In the end, I still say it wasn’t a bad movie, but it certainly could’ve been so much better.
If you’re interested in seeing it, I’d say go. It’s worth watching. The violence is ridiculously insane, but displayed a lot like it was in 300, so it doesn’t make you squeamish. At least it didn’t make me squeamish. I suppose if you found 300 upsetting, then you should pass on this film. It’s bloody.
There was so much good in the film and so much bad that they kind of cancel each other out, leaving me somewhat disappointed by the overall experience. I’d actually be very curious to see what you all think of the film, if you go see it. Please leave your reviews in the comments. Up next for us is Wall:E. I hope it’s better.