Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man ★★★½

This was a fun ride but almost suffered from taking itself too seriously I thought. Don't get me wrong, I love this kind of movie and had a good time with it. That first third built up had such a cool and serious story that turned out to be very predictable and a little lackluster though. I feel like I wouldn't have judged it as hard if it was just badass crazy with fun music and all. But it had such a cool, moody build up and had such a serious tone with the soundtrack and set pieces the whole time that it felt more like it was going for an arthouse piece rather than a revenge/action flick. The blend was fun and I don't hate it for it, I just feel like it could have leaned into the B movie revenge, crazy action kind of feel and it could have potentially been better for it? Maybe not... 🤔

The flow of the movie was a lot of fun with the chapters and the music setting the tone though (even though I just complained about the tone overall, it was great in the moment, if that makes sense). I liked how the story unwrapped bits at a time up until the "big" reveal (however expected and predictable it might have been 🙄). Definitely a lot of fun but I don't know that I would call it a favorite among Guy Ritchie's work myself. And honestly because of the structure I am not sure it holds much rewatchability for me, at least at the moment. That could be proven wrong in time though.

So all the nitpicking aside, I had a good time watching it! It was made very well and put together quite nicely! I haven't seen the source movie but I may make a point to watch it here in the near future actually 👍

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