Borderlands (Zev Berman, 2007): 6.5/10

The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman, 1975): 7/10

La Guerre Est Finie (Alain Resnais, 1966): 7/10

Speed Racer (The Wachowski Brothers, 2008): 8/10

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wanted (Timur Bekmambetov, 2008)

My summary review of Wanted (which managed to pull in over $50 million at the box office this weekend -- pretty darn good for a hard R-rated action movie): the first half is truly awesome. Woah! pretty much sums it up. Shootings! Angelina Jolie's butt! Car chases! Way more shootings! The second half greatly loses momentum when it starts taking itself seriously -- the kiss of death for any over-the-top action movie about killing. It starts to drag, gets a conscience (of sorts), and becomes a little too ridiculous, in a boring way (RAT BOMBS?!). But altogether, definitely worth seeing. It just reminded me how much I loved Shoot Em Up. Oh, and if this movie does a lot to raise James McAvoy's profile in this country, I wouldn't be mad -- he does a really great job.


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