Originally Posted by husam666
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels one of the good dark comedies out there, just a bunch of random people killing each other, what's not to like?
You must be famliar with Guy Richie's other work? Snatch, Sherlock Holmes etc? Also see below:
- New Guy Richie flick. While there are parts of this movie that feel sillier than his other movies, overall there's a lot to like about it. It's hugely fun for a start, and the casting is amazing. The likes of Colin Farrell and Matthew McConaughey elevate the movie, but it's Hugh Grant that steals the show with the best acting i've ever seen from him. It's a must watch movie and a deserving 9/10
- Quirky and creepy film starring Imogen Poots and Jessie Eisenburg. Watch the Trailer to get a feel for the story to see if it grabs you. I was hooked from the Trailer and the movie didn't disappoint. It is pretty unique and in some ways plays like a fever dream. Worth a watch. 8/10
- Didn't know too much going into this watch. Seemed like a standard disaster/survival flick to begin with but turns out to be more than that. Parallels could be drawn to James Cameron's The Abyss, which is the better movie tbh. Not that Underwater is bad, because it's actually quite enjoyable.
From the start the movie wastes no time getting into the action. We get a minute or two with lead actress Kristen Stewart, looking different than usual with close cropped hair, before the movie kicks into high gear. From then on it's a highly claustrophobic scramble for survival. We pick up more characters along the way. Vincent Cassell is a great addition to any movie and i only wish he'd been given more to do. TJ Miller is there to provide the one-liners and comic relief, which seems to be his lot in life. There's also the sacrificial lambs, albiet one or two recognisable faces in there.
Story wise i almost wish it had been made as a simple survival tale. The Lovecraftian content which comes into it was a bit forced and unnecessary. Still, there's very little filler and a lot of tense action. It's better than Deep Blue Sea, which is another movie that comes to mind that plays in the same genre. At just over 90 Minutes it's worth taking the time to watch it. Stewart alone is worth the entrance fee. 7/10