A reasonably well-realized and visually arresting action film from Timur Bekmambetov, director of the brain-dead but beautiful Day Watch
and Night Watch
. James McAvoy plays Wesley Gibson, an office schlub who finds his spiritual center by becoming a paid assassin. Angelina Jolie plays Fox, a killer who has the power to curve bullets and shorten mens pants. She recruits Wesley into an ancient fraternity of assassins, and together, they reduce the lifespans of bad people who want to, like, commit acts of genocide or litter or something. The assassins, in spite of their dedication to making fewer people be alive, are supposed to be good guys, because we couldnt possibly root for someone who wasnt a good guy. Thats why we all love George Bush and hate the French. The story peters out a bit in the middle, but it has a strong ending, and in spite of its pandering, its still basically entertaining, if thats what youre into. So go ahead and watch it. No one will judge you.