The Matrix on dirty, dirty crack

Young heartthrob James McAvoy stars in this Matrix-esque action flick about a guy who learns to harness the hidden powers in his body and become one of the universes’s chosen assassins.

His whole life, Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) hasn’t fit in quite right with society. He’s never found his place, his niche. His father walked out on him and his mom when he was a week old. He works a brutal office job under a beast-of-a-boss. His girlfriend is cheating on him with his best friend and coworker. And he’s got an awful case of anxiety that can only be cured with prescription drugs.

It isn’t until he’s confronted by a drop-dead gorgeous assassin (Angelina Jolie) that he learns more about himself than he’s ever known before. What Gibson learns makes himself go from smart-ass, to bad-ass.

Turns out, Gibson’s anxiety is more than just anxiety – it’s a gateway to a universal power that he must teach himself to harness, turning him into a nearly uncatchable super assassin.

Wanted is the fairly brutal R-rated action flick you’re surprised to see listed as a summer blockbuster. The dialogue is coarse and offensive and the action is ultraviolent.

For action fans and comic book geeks, Wanted is the perfect blend of good story and blissful violence that you dream of.

Photo credit: Universal Pictures

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