The latest trailer for Wanted, starring a raccoon-eyed Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman (what happened to that bucket list), is truly terrible, even for a movie that missed The Matrix bus by nearly a decade! Like, the film’s first trailer wasn’t very promising, but this new one is bordering on the slo-mo inanity of Karate Dog (which starred Jolie’s dad, Jon Voight, Matrix-ing with a canine no less!).
What a bad move for Russian director Timur Bekmambetov, who hopes to crossover in America with Wanted later this summer after receiving merited attention with his first two Night Watch films (the last film in the series, Twilight Watch, is due in 2009). The cheesy voice-over narration is clearly pandering to teens-with-assassin-dreams, but the stunts? I have no idea what age/intelligence group would think these stunts look even slightly cool. Besides the aforementioned tracing bullets gimmick, the rest of this garbage plays like the clichest of sport car commercials. The film doesn’t even seem to do car porn or Jolie-porn right, and if Shoot ‘Em Up flopped, you have to wonder what’s in store here.
All I’m sayin’ is: Save your lifeguarding money and just watch Sexman hilariously redistribute his massive hatred of Jumper in June ’08.
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