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Saturday, June 28, 2008


Hmmmm . . .

Much has been made of young James McAvoy being cast in the action hero role, and having now seen 'Wanted' I'd have to say he acts the part very well. In fact, he seems to be the only person acting at all. Morgan Freeman walks around looking important and being Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie looks like she's recently graduated top of her class at The Roger Moore School For Minimalist Actors. Seriously, all she does throughout the entire film is shoot guns, pout quite a bit, and raise the odd eyebrow, allbeit in an incredibly sexy, lets-adopt-more-brown-babies, sort of way. Having said all that, I loved it. It's exciting, violent, sexy, with plenty of high octane action.

There's just one problem. Well two actually. 'The Matrix' and 'Equilibrium'.
Basically if these two films had a quick shag at a party one night, 9 months later 'Wanted' would have popped out. All the way through the film I kept thinking 'This is a bit Matrixy' or 'That's the Gun Katta from Equilibrium'. No bad thing I suppose, imitation is the sincerest . . . yada yada yada.

In a nutshell then.
'Wanted'. You'll love it, but as you leave your girlfriend/wife will tell you that she doesn't know what all the fuss is about over Angelina Jolie. She's not THAT attractive. At which point you'll lie, and say "Well she does nothing for me".
Have a pizza and a few beers before you go to see it, you won't have to concentrate too much.


PS - You get to see her arse.


Löst Jimmy said...

A very good review Inchy. It hasn't reached the local fleapit here yet but I'm aiming to see it when it does. I had to smile at the female analysis of Ms Jolie and your retort. Personally I'd like one night with her discussing the dialectic of UNICEF policy and the progressive architecture of Angkor Wat ;)

downhill dad said...

yet again you are talking about "the pictures". I cannot get to the pictures because of short people sleeping early in the evening. I am of course so grateful for your posts to keep me aware of what is happening outside my four walls. Power to you my friend.

Film looks good, any idea when it will be out on cable?

The Manic Street Preacher said...

only her arse????? boooooooring!!!

yes I'm a perv ;-)

Inchy said...

Jimmy - I love Angor Wat. I have all his cook books.

Manic - Yep, big gratuitous booty shot, with a hint of tit.

Downhill - Well if your rat testicles weren't so fertile you wouldn't be in your cable-dominated world. There's always 'Pimp My Ride'?

Roman Empress said...

Inchy, I think I'm in love with him.

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm glad you did this! I can't wait to see it and I have myself quite the James McAvoy crush so I'm thrilled that he doesn't suck in it.

Yeah, Angelina, I can sort of take her or leave her. Preferably leave her :)

Inchy said...

Kate & Empress - I think the two of you should fight it out to see who gets to take him out for chips & cheese. In mud, ladies, if you please!

Rol said...

Well, I'm sold.

(Going Thursday.)

Ashley said...

Yes, thank you for the review Inchy. I think I might be marrying a homo if he won't go see this with me. James McAvoy is my Scottish boyfriend and I think that might be the only reason he refuses to see it. . . even Angelina won't change his mind.

Inchy said...

It would seem that young Mr McAvoy has quite a following within the female half of the blogsphere. I don't really get it myself, he's not a particularly handsome chap. Having said that, the twin goddesses that are Julianne Moore and Famke Jansen have never, as far as I'm aware, featured in FHM's top 100 'babes' list, so I guess there's no accounting for taste.

Roman Empress said...

He's a bit short for me Inchy but I did go to see Atonement twice just so I could gaze into those blue eyes and melt.

Inchy said...

If you think his are nice Empress, you should check out mine, I'm fucking gorgeous!