Sunday, August 1, 2010

A brilliant movie of Guy Ritchie: Revolver

A Guy Ritchie style movie that you can find in Revolver: gangsters, guns, gamblers money flow, thefts, white powder... If you already like his style, you will love every second of it (like me). Jason Statham, main actor of Guy Ritchie (played in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch) is the center character of the movie.
I really like his acting and he suits to these genres of movies with his impressive, narrator voice. In Revolver, he’s playing a gambler who is coming out of the prison with a desire of revenge from gangsters who caused him to go to prison ("nothing hurts more than humiliation and a little money loss".). However, things are getting complicated with his release from the prison and he finds himself in a high pace game with two ‘loan sharks’ asking for all of his money and in return, protect him from gangsters. He doesn’t have anything to lose since he will die in three days from a mysterious sickness (!).

There are other smartly created characters in Revolver. Despite the story is losing its points sometimes and creates question in the mind, it’s no far away being a classic Guy Ritchie movie. You watch the effects of passed-alone-seven-years of prison on our main character when he constantly talks by himself (and that’s where I enjoyed the movie). The music tracks are also very well chosen, fit to their scene (varies from classical to electronic music).
Three things (scenes) I liked about Revolver: When the main character picks up a note on the floor, a shootout scene starts and you will enjoy the camera movements which enrich action in the scene without much performance. Secondly, the chess scene and the transition in between the shots while the players make move and camera angles make you enjoy the visuality. And thirdly, the animated cartoon scenes switching from Chinese underworld boss and his gang mates when the boss learns that they ripped off by the other gangsters.
"First rule of business, protect your investment,  -Etiquette of the Banker 1775 "


JJ said...

Another great quote from the movie: "There is something about yourself that you dont know. Something that you will deny even exists, until it's too late to do anything about it. It's the only reason you get up in the morning. The only reason you suffer the shitty puss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. This is because you want people to know how good, attractive, generous, funny, wild and clever you really are. Fear or revere me, but please, think I'm special. We share an addiction. We're approval junkies. We're all in it for the slap on the back and the gold watch. The hip-hip-hoo-fuckin rah. Look at the clever boy with the badge, polishing his trophy. Shine on you crazy diamond, because we're just monkeys wrapped in suits, begging for the approval of others."

Patrick Auguste said...

Revolver is in my top two greatest movies ever. Guy Ritchie really is gifted. I think it is best to watch the directors cut first then the original. It received bad reviews but I am wondering if this is to with envy because this really does show that there is a lot more to Ritchie. If any movie can effect change in my life it is this movie. My ego has been destroying me for years.