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Friday, March 20, 2009

Movie Watch: Revolver

You might think that with Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie driving the movie, you'd know where all the corners would be ... but Revolver is Ritchie's attempt at a Lynchian style film, even if it is still a gangster film at heart. That's not to say that it's bad, it is actually very entertaining for much of the film and the odd surrealism gives it a boost in places your normal flick wouldn't get any, but just don't expect much to make sense in the end, even when they start rolling quotes from eggheads during the credits.

Somewhat recommended, but best to know what you're getting into.

2 comments:

jvm said...

After anticipating this for a decent time (it was a UK-only release for a while, as I recall) I was somewhat disappointed at the final product. At first it seems as though there is more to it than you'd thought, but ultimately it is pretty empty.

Josh said...

Yeah, there's not much payoff at the end - and this is a typical problem when movies get "brainy" ... if you start making it seem like I need to pay more attention to follow what's going on, you might want to be sure it is actually going somewhere.

This was way to close to "it's all just a dream" style ending for me.