Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Timur Bekmambetov's WANTED

Timur Bekmambetov's WANTED

Movie Review by Dennis D.McDonald

Talk about no redeeming social value! But it’s great fun. I’ve enjoyed James McAvoy ever since his stellar performance in Children of Dune, and I never tire of Angelina Jolie. The presence of Morgan Freeman and Terence Stamp doesn’t hurt, either. 

But the star is the action, which is almost non-stop. Plus, plot twists come along at just the right time to keep things moving despite a storyline which is a mix of pulp adventure story, mystic ancient cabalistic killers, Hollywood action stereotypes, and plain silliness. And even though we’ve come to accept the impossible based on clever CGI, I have to admit the train scenes are just about mindboggling. And did I mention the rats?

Grab a beer and some popcorn, park yourself in front of the TV, and crank up the sound. 

For another movie by the same director, see Day Watch.

Review copyright (c) 2009 by Dennis D. McDonald

David Fincher's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

David Fincher's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch