|Have I ever told my Guy Ritchie story? Well, way back in the day- about ten years ago or so. I was thirteen, in the eighth grade. I was pretty nerdy, and I was in the Peachtree film society. Every month, there would be a different interesting little movie to see. Well, Guy Ritchie and his producers were showing Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. After it was over, they took questions. I donít remember much, except that some uppity douche in the audience asked some retarded question about intentionally putting flaws in the film for psychological reasons. Ritchie tried to play it off, but you could tell that instant he wanted to get out of that pee-dunk deep southern city.|
Guy Ritchieís latest movie is about some very hard cases from the London and Russian underworlds who are all trying to cheat on one another, and about an accountant who the term femme fatale has been hanging around waiting to describe. It's one of those rare circular con jobs where you can more or less figure out what's going on, and you can more or less understand why nobody else does, although at various times, they all think they do, and at other times, you're wrong. Its vintage Ritchie, and it makes up for what Madonna influenced in a couple of his films.
Itís interesting and fun to watch. Ritchie does this like no one else. Its definitely worth renting and checking out.
RocknRolla is a truly awesome visual presentation. Its very recent source material, so I was expecting excellence- but it was even better than I thought. Now, much of this film is intentionally washed out and grainy, but that is the wish of the filmmakers and is definitely not a detraction from the video presentation. When the colors do pop, however, they are strong and detailed.
Audio is Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround, and its equally spellbinding. Every single second of this film is incredibly immersive. The surrounds are truly non-stop. And when the action kicks in, damn. Bass is incredible. Dynamic range is excellent, and dialogue and music sound crisp and clear. This is a very immersive mix that really takes this movie to the next level. A++ for the audio.