Friday, May 30, 2008

WANTED MOVIE: Ready to take its best shot on June 27th.

One shot at box office success.

If you look at the summer movie schedule it seems that the Wanted movie finds itself in an interesting spot; it will be aiming to take top spot on its weekend (June 27th) against only one real contender: Disney's Wall-E. The prior week's releases, Get smart and Love Guru probably won't have much carry over power after their opening weekend, and the Incredible Hulk movie and The Happening will both be two weeks old by that time and not much of a threat. I won't be half surprised if a Disney cartoon takes the top spot.

The important thing to consider however, is that a Hollywood movie needs to start making its money back in the first week of release to help foster a positive image of the movie in the minds of its potential future audience. (think of Speed Racer and how its poor opening week performance stunted the movie going audiences' enthusiasm for the film) Wanted has a chance to make some serious coin its opening week because its target audience won't be lining up for Disney, but it will be left in the dust the next week, when Will Smith's newest feature, the Hancock movie, rolls into movie theaters July 4th, Hellboy II the week after and Batman II the week after that.

So it will be quite interesting to see how Angelina Jolie's latest flick fares on its opening week.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

WANTED MOVIE: Not that Wanted.

With the imminent release of the new Wanted movie, I felt I needed to make an observation on this project. I'm sure I am not the only one to feel this way but even so I have not heard much said about this yet, so here I go.

This movie is called "wanted", but it is not really that story/comicbook.

The basic plot of Mark Millar's original mini-series was that of a hypochondriac nobody stuck in a dead end office job who finds out that he is actually the son a of a super assassin and heir to a position of power in the super villain community, a community that has been secretly ruling the world since the mid eighties after defeating the world super heroes and erasing the population's memory of them through magic.

This new movie, however, only goes as far as to have the nobody protagonist (played by James McAvoy) find out that he is the son of a world class assassin and heir to his position in a group. Other than having a female antagonist in the movie (Angelina Jolie) similar to the one in the comicbook and having a mentor figure for the 'hero' ( this mentor played by Morgan Freeman)
, the rest of the movie's plot (from what I have heard of it so far) doesn't sound like it is following Mark Millar's original comic storyline. the movie has McAvoy's character training to hone his skills as an assassin, but he is doing so to follow the execution orders of a mysterious mystical order that has been around since at least the Middle Ages and has been weaving tapestries that help them determine the lifelines of everybody and anybody of any importance on the planet.


Okay, this sounds like an interesting concept for a movie, but it isn't the movie that a Wanted movie should be. And that is how I feel on the subject. Oh that and the fact that by getting Jolie in the movie with no counter-balancing famous lead and marketing the film around her so far, the film is looking to be just another Angelina Jolie project which is more about her than the actual story that is being told.

It would be nice if I was wrong, but...

Monday, May 12, 2008

WANTED MOVIE: Take a peak at sexy, tattood Angelina...

Well, here it is, the newest trailer for the upcoming Wanted movie. I think it really just confirms my feelings that this film is mostly going to be very 'Matrix-esque' in its look and feel. Don't get me wrong: that's not necessarily abad thing I just was hoping it to look like it would be maybe a bit more faithful to the original comic book limited series.

Oh well. Enjoy it anyway.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Wanted the Movie starring Angelina Jolie is coming!

This is the site for news, updates, pictures and anything else about the upcoming Wanted Movie, starring Angelina Jolie!