ISO help with analyzing WANTED

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ISO help with analyzing WANTED

Postby Zorg » May 14, 2013 1:10 pm

I need a bit of help with a high-level analysis of Timur Bekmambetov's WANTED (

Here's what I have so far:

Wesley is trapped at a dead-end job he doesn't know how to get out of. Only after looking deeper into his past and learning the truth about his father does he come to believe he can be more than an office clerk. (MC, Change, Situation, Fate vs. Destiny)

Fox, ever since she lost her father because of a failed assassin, is convinced every single kill-order from The Loom of Fate MUST be enforced. Even after realizing Sloan falsified the names of her targets, she remains a firm believer in the code and decides to kill all the remaining assassins, as Sloan had originally been ordered by The Loom. (IC, Steaddast, Fixed Attitude, Truth vs. Falsehood)

By taking him through a grueling training him, Fox and Sloan help Wesley understand his anxiety attacks actually are a manifestation of superhuman abilities that could allow him to follow in his father's footsteps and become an assassin. (MC/IC, Understanding, Sense vs. Interpretation)

How would you summarize what happens in the OS throughline? What is the thematic conflict, here?


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