Wrath of Man (2021)
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A fairly predictable action flick directed by Ritchie whose last 10 or so movies I have hated...yet much to my surprise I actually quite enjoyed this.
Statham plays pretty much the same character as always, hell, he even wakes up after a few weeks in hospital with the exact same length designer stubble. The rest of the cast is quality and because of that you're left guessing just a little more.
Overall a pretty solid popcorn movie worthy of 2 turnyourbrainoff hours
Guy Ritchie's Wrath of Man combines a few of my favorite subgenres into a single film and I am there for it. It stars out as a procedural set in the tense world of armored cars (i.e. cash trucks), though the dialog has a theatrical quality that's no doubt akin to the director's UK productions, but seems more noticeable in an American setting (unusual for him). Our man Jason Statham has joined the fleet under false pretenses, as this is really a revenge flick. He's a badass, but knowing who he is and what he's after is part of the intrigue of the film so I'll so no more. And then it's also a heist movie, because Ritchie is interested in showing all sides of these events, so that your sympathies are mixed. The initial trick of showing a cash truck robbery from a fixed position inside the vehicle in the first scene serves the film well as new angles are revealed on it. Only once we have a complete picture can the action move to its natural (and dynamic) conclusion. Ritchie's outrageous and memorable characters are all accounted for, which provides some amusement even as the story gets darker and darker. A lot of people seem ho-hum about this one, but I was completely entertained.
Classic revenge action movie worth your Sunday evening. It's written well. A few scenes are poetic, even. The pacing is nice and it ramps up nicely to the climax, but at the very end it's a bit underwhelming. Why? Because a cold, calculated, dispassionate character doesn't mix well with that hot-blooded passion called vengeance. Sure, the things leading up to the act can be cold and calculated. But not the act itself. He should have been directed to show more emotion at that point.
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