Having been on hiatus due to writing wonderful college essays, I thought I would return with a movie review that is a year late. As any cheesy writer would say (to which I most definitely am), better late than never. Being a Guy Ritchie fanboy, this film will be added to the shelf next to “Snatch”, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, and my personal favorite “RocknRolla”. Leaving the gang/mafioso character trail Ritchie takes the point of view of the good guys, or in this case like James Bond, not so good guys. Having a Soviet spy (Armie Hammer) with anger management problems a pretty boy American spy (Henry Cavill) with a criminal past, and beautiful mechanic (Alicia Vikander) who is more than she appears.
With a loaded cast, a beautifully written script, and Ritchie’s abilities in film this movie should be watched repeatedly to pick up every detail. While the movie does not go deep into moral or social concepts, it more plays with history. Guy Ritchie takes extensive creative liberties that will offend history buffs with some concepts and ideas presented, but you will be entertained. The well crafted story line combined with visually appealing stunts and camera angles assures ones continual attention.
Like many Guy Ritchie films he ends with the pretense that there will be a sequel. Having searched for a “RocknRolla” sequel for the past eight years, don’t get your hopes up. All in all it is a solid 4 out of 5 stars.
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