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Nerd’s daydream of getting out from under one’s pencil-pushing job, one’s bossy boss, and one’s cheating girlfriend, finding out it’s in one’s genes to be an elite assassin, learning the tricks of the trade in nothing flat, e.g., guiding bullets telekinetically, intercepting enemy bullets in midair, and so on. (A daydream only imaginable in the video-game era.) In its loosey-goosey humor, over-the-top action, anything-goes fantasy, and gimmick-riddled visuals (the rough grain of the image would not count as one of the gimmicks), the movie drips with disdain for its material and its audience alike. With James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, and Thomas Kretschmann; directed by Timur Bekmambetov. (2008) — Duncan Shepherd

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An ecstatic fantasy for sadomasochistic Objectivists. The best thing about it is Freeman getting back to villainy, although nowhere close to his performance in Street Smart.

Bekmambetov likes large vehicle collisions. No longer content to simply have them flip and sail across buildings, he has them colliding across and through one another.

By logical extension, his next film should feature midgets on mini-bikes dueling across the collapsing interior of a zeppelin. Don't tell Uwe Boll.

March 12, 2009

In this movie its horrible from a person who had resd the comic before seeing the movie it ruined evrything and didn't stick to the story except for just a little bit like how it is a faternity super villians that wiped out the super hero's and they recruit McAvoy's character but his dad wasn't wiped out by the leader of that faternity but by a fellow supervillian yes in the book he is a super assasin but not everyone else is super assasins to and fox doesnt try to kill him it just all angered and made wanted stupid by not sticking to the story line a little better.

March 31, 2009

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