Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is down on his luck. He has a lousy job, a boss that berates him often, and a girlfriend that is incapable of being faithful to him, having cheated with his best friend. His health has taken a toll and he is prescribed medication for anxiety.
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When Wesley meets Fox (Angelina Jolie), she tells him that his murdered father, who had abandoned the family when Wes was an infant, was quite possibly the world's greatest hitman and a member of The Fraternity, a top secret, centuries' old group of killers. More shocking than that news, Fox continues by explaining that Wesley's father's assassin is now looking for him. This news quickly turns Wesley's life upside down and he must soon choose which road to take: the one that leaves him stranded in his current state of being or the one that leads him into the criminal underworld, where if he is up to the challenge, he stands to inherit his late father's fortune.
Best part of story, including ending:
The special effects and action in this film were more appealing to me than the plot, which I felt fell a little flat.
Best scene in story:
The car chase scene when Viper drives down the side of the bus was a fantastic special effect in a movie that had many moments with great special effects.
Opinion about the main character:
I enjoyed the fact that Wesley took a look at his sad excuse of a life and took drastic measures to change things. He found the courage to take matters into his own hands and reclaim his personal power.