RocknRolla – Movie 88.4 of 365

30 Mar

rocknrolla(Rewatch#4)  All that talk about One Two yesterday and I just had to watch it again. For those who haven’t watched it yet, and if you haven’t why not, the plot it simple.  One Two (Gerard Butler) and Mumbles (Idris Elba), borrow a large amount of money from Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson) a man shall we say that isn’t entirely above board, to buy a building.  After buying the building they can’t get zoning to  do anything with it so they can’t pay back Cole.  He takes the building and they still owe him interest.  Little do they know Cole is the reason the zoning didn’t go through and he was screwing them all along.

Enter story line number two, Uri (Karel Roden) approaches Cole to help him with a zoning issue of his own.  He’s willing to pay a lot of money for it as well.  With the help of his accountant Stella (Thandie Newton), he disappears seven million off his books and sends it to Cole.  Except the problem is Stella knows One Two and tips him and his gang, the Wild Bunch, off to the money delivery so they can nick it before it get’s to Cole.  Of course she gets a percentage of the take.

Think I’ve said too much?  I haven’t scratched the surface.

That’s what I like about Guy Ritchie, his ability to weave so much plot and different story-lines into one great movie.  Also the actors always just seem to work so well together.  Add to that the shooting style of the movie, including words on the screen, first person film shots (I guess that is harness cam stuff) and a great soundtrack, you just can’t help but fall in love.

Mr. Ritchie promised a sequel and I’m waiting impatiently for it to develop.  If I can have one wish for the second movie would be definitely more of Handsome Bob (Tom Hardy).  At the time I first saw this I still wasn’t making the connection with Tom Hardy(only recently starting to appreciate his attractiveness), but I loved the character he played.  There is a part in the movie when he tells another character to “do as your told,” … I would’ve handed Handsome Bob that phone too and anything else.  But other than that I want to know the further adventures of the rest of the Wild Bunch and find out who is the real RocknRolla.

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