Sunday, June 29, 2008

To All the "Wanted" Haters


Seriously. People need to get over their insipid moral nosebleeds about "oh it's so violent, it condones bloodshed and vigilantism blah blah blah" shutthefuckup.

I am sick and tired of people going into movies like this and getting caught up in moral umbrage as if it were some kind of real life situation and completely ignoring the skill of the craft. Wanted is an extremely well made action thriller, maybe the most innovative and balls-to-the-wall entertaining of its type since The Matrix. It has a verve and a style that is addictive, and for director Timur Bekmambetov's (Night Watch) obvious skill to be ignored because some people find the central idea morally objectionable is bordering on obscene.

One of the great things about the movies is that normal rules of right and wrong do not apply. I myself do not agree with vigilantism or killing of any kind, in fact I am a pacifist. But I loved Wanted. I detected nothing hateful, bigoted, or evil in its nature, just a desire to entertain and send adrenaline pumping through the audiences' veins. Which it does, with great aplomb.

I'll be typing out my full thoughts later this evening.

1 comment:

Fletch said...

I haven't seen it, but I'm a hater only because it's looks exactly like The Matrix. It hasn't even been 10 years - do we really need a (lesser, no doubt) remake already?