Starring: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy
Wena's Grade: C
25-year-old Wes was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox. After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself. With wickedly brilliant tutors--including the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan--Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.
This movie was a okay, pretty unbelievable, pretty out of this world but still, pretty okay. It was entertaining that's for sure and it had me thinking, "WTF? Yeah right" more than once but none of that took away from my enjoyment of the film. Angelina is as gorgeous as ever and I swear, she should make these kinds of movies as long as she can because she pulls off that bad girl role so well. She's the person that I picture all of those tough as nail heroines that we all read about in our books because she's that tried and true ass kicking heroine.
I knew there was going to be a twist in this movie but heck if I could figure out what the twist was going to be and when it finally came at us, it knocked me on my ass and I felt stupid for not thinking of it before it was revealed but aside from the roll my eyes down the street action, it was an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours not that I would necessarily spend another couple of hours rewatching this movie or anything.
Should you watch? Sure, but don't break your back trying to get it or anything.