Critics Like McAvoy in ‘Wanted’

James McAvoy (Tumnus) continues to have a great career following the success of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. His latest film, Wanted, went up against Disney’s WALL*E this weekend and performed above expectations ($51 Million). The movie received generally positive reviews, and critics liked James’ performance. One critic writes: “The twist, though, is that the actor playing Wesley is James McAvoy, the romantic lead from Atonement. He’s a great and unusual choice; it’s like casting Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate when everyone was expecting someone like Robert Redford. McAvoy’s very much against type as an action hero. His performance gives a fresh take to the action film.” The film is loosely based on the comic book miniseries by Mark Millar, and there are rumors of a possible sequel in the works. (Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality)