i'm not sure when latonya off and decided to fall for angelina jolie, but she did. and i let her. i've been way too busy over the years with linda hamilton and liv tyler to go mucking about with angelina jolie. still, because i love my wife, and because my wife has a big flaming girl-crush on mrs. pitt, we take in every angelina jolie flick that comes about.
but not anymore. after sitting through WANTED, my wife and i have one more thing in common: we're both ga-ga over this woman. i don't mean to be shallow here, but - to quote a better poet - "if she lived in france, she would be called le renard and she would hunted with only her cunning to protect her."
alright, alright, i didn't come here just to drool over angelina's tattoo work, and there's plenty of it in this film.
listen, people, honestly, this movie is absurd. it's ridiculous. it's totally over-the-top, completely unbelievable, and too far fetched even for what it hopes to accomplish. and it is worth every penny of the admission price.
in my book, WANTED is the definition of big summer blockbuster. dude, this flick has bullets curling around rooms, exploding sewer rats used as weapons, knife fights, fists fights, computer keyboard fights, brains exploding out of people foreheads and side of heads and back of heads in slow motion, and - some of the bossest scenes in the whole deal - cars flying over buses and into moving trains and even into position for fly-by assassinations. this film has everything that has ever happened in action movies crammed into one film.
and all this by angelina in high heels. could an action film be any better?
but the wife did not buy it. she was utterly disappointed and said it was just way too much. to which i replied, but, dear, way too much is exactly what we paid for! to which she replied, no, that's exactly what you paid for - i don't pay for pure dumb.
i give WANTED four and a half stillettos out of five. see this one on the big screen, people. and tell 'em the hamster sent you.