Shaun Joye Posted July 20, 2008 Share Posted July 20, 2008 I just saw Wanted. Even though a lot of people were entertained by this movie, the endless cliches really make me angry. Thematically its very much like The Matrix, or Fight Club and its got some elements of Office Space, or American Beauty. The main difference is all those movies were much better than Wanted. I think the pinnacle of the conventional hollywood movie is Ghostbusters. Brilliantly written, brilliantly acted, and quite possibly the best conventional hollywood movie ever. If they can't top Ghostbusters why aim for conventional? If I were dictator of the world I'd write a law that if you can't top Ghostbusters you have to do SOMETHING original or get sent to Siberia or something. Maybe its just a product of me growing up in the eighties. I'd like to hear other peoples' picks of the consummate hollywood blockbuster. ***Spoiler Alert*** I heard an interview with the writer of Wanted (Jesus, I hope his script for the A-team is better) in which he says about the quite predictable plot twist, "of course I had him say 'You're my son' instead of 'I'm your father' because that's what Darth Vader says to Luke in Star Wars." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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