"Wanted" Does Not Disappoint

Wanted, which is loosely based on Mark Millar’s comic book series of the same name, takes its audience on an entertaining ride that does not disappoint. The movie opens with the narration and introduction of Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as an apathetic doormat, who works a boring office job and ignores the fact that his best friend is sleeping with his girlfriend, coping instead by popping anti-anxiety medication at every turn.  He is seemingly living an unimportant existence until the father that he never knew is killed, setting off a series of events that lead to him leaving his old life to train to become part of a secret society known as the Fraternity that his father had belonged to before he was killed...

Movie review originally published at Media Blvd. on 27 June 2008

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