YMMV: Wanted

The Movie:

  • Crazy Awesome: Attacking a guild of assassins with a trash truck full of peanut-butter-smeared bomb-rats? Shooting a bullet so that it flies along a CIRCULAR WALL and kills everybody standing along it, including the shooter? Sloan's "X marks the spot" death from LITERALLY miles away during Wesley's "this is (not) me" lecture"?
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Danny Elfman does the soundtrack, and even sings!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Years later, in another movie James McAvoy gets to play character who accuses someone else for committing assassination because the bullet curved.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Maybe a little bit too sympathetic for a label, but both Wesley and Fox could qualify. Their sympathetic portrayal in the movie is the closest to humanizing them.
    • Cross, specifically because he, as it turns out, was Wesley's father. All he wants to do was to prevent his son from being influenced by the Fraternity.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Shoot THIS motherfucker!"
    • The broken keyboard scene has spread too, leading to such gems as this.
  • Nightmare Fuel: A garbage truck chock-freaking-full of the aforementioned exploding rats.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Wesley's boss may be verbally abusive, incredibly obnoxious, and a poor manager, but she does have a point in that Wesley should perhaps be doing his job rather than surfing the internet.
  • Wangst: Everything until Angelina Jolie first appears. Fortunately, it's Played for Laughs.

The Comic Book: