RocknRolla – Review
Last night I watched the new Guy Ritchie film RocknRolla, which is basically a heist film set in the seedy London underworld. Â The real estate market boom has caused underworld types to go from standard drugs and illegal betting to controlling how people buy land and get zoned. Â There is lots of money to be made if you have your hands in every piece of the pie.
I won’t go into the details, suffice it to say two roughnecks get played by the local crime boss and end up owing 2 million Euros and have to hold up a money transfer to pay it back, which unfortunately belongs to even nastier people.
It was a fun movie with a decent twist, and very Ritchie-esque feel to it. Â I disagree with some people that the Guy Ritchie treatement was put on a film that didn’t need it. Â This doesn’t feel like Snatch, other than there is a heist and some anti-hero main characters. Â What I consider the Ritchie treatment is roughly four stories which are loosely bound together by one thing and all the stories are told simultaneously and come together at the end. Â This movie is very linear and the stories are interwoven in a way that makes sense for this sort of local underworld.
Summary: I think it’s definately worth it to go see, especially so if you like a good Guy Ritchie heist flick.