*No twists will be spoiled here…
Mysterious and wild-eyed, a new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
“You started by saying you’d do anything. But what I’m hearing is you thing you’ve done everything”
Well Juicers, We’re back at the movies and what else do you want other than Jason Statham, Guy Ritchie, and a well designed heist? Wrath of Man is the newest flick from Ritchie and it really goes back to his roots, with snappy dialogue and Statham as his starring character. It is hard to talk about this movie without spoiling it though, because there are some twists and turns, so bear with me as I do a little dancing around the story.
At its core this is a story about a very skilled man who becomes a driver for an Armored truck security company. Of course he is a very Statham esque character: doesn’t talk to much, always the baddest dude in the room, can utilize many different skills when necessary, and of course he never seems to die. What we also get though is a much more intricate an interesting story for him to work with.
I do think Ritchie goes a little too far sometimes in this one. The nicknames for everyone, and the constant cutting is his staple, but it felt a little forced sometimes. When the movie is open and flowing it is much better than when it stands in one place. This is a bang bang action movie that has a fun story and when he remembers that the movie sings.
Stock Neutral – Jason Statham
Jason Statham = Action Movies end of story.
Stock Up – Guy Ritchie
He is fully back now. People thought he was going full commercial when he made Aladdin, however with The Gentlemen and now this he shows he absolutely still has that good stuff. I really do think he is a great writer and tries a bunch of different things with his stories, so I am excited to see what he does next.
Stock Up – Scott Eastwood
Sure you see the name and the expectations immediately rise. But he is an awesome actor and has shown he can do a ton of different things now. It goes to show a name can get you so far but the talent will take him to another level.
Who’s That Guy/Gal?
Josh Hartnett – 53 IMDB Acting Credits
Hartnett back? Honestly I have not seen him in anything in a really long time and he came in and blew me away here. I thought his character was hilarious and brought an energy I did not expect. I am absolutely here for the Hartnettassaince (we will workshop that name).
*A couple other tidbits
- Jeffrey Donovan murders everything he is in.
- Holt McCallany was a stud here and again was funny and sinister all at the same time.
- The score was incredible and felt like it was pounding into your soul the entire movie, so major props to Christopher Benstead.
I gotta be honest, I had a fantastic time at this movie. It was fun, surprising and extremely engaging. I do think some of the dialogue could have been tightened up, but overall another solid entry for Ritchie and more proof that original stories are out there to be told and found.
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