Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man ★★½

I gotta hand it to Guy Ritchie, he can always make an entertaining movie. Even the ones I hate (Aladdin) are at least entertaining from start to finish. This movie is something that I haven't seen from him before. It was much darker, and had less humor than the normal Guy Ritchie flick. I think I enjoy the witty dialogue in stuff like The Gentleman (2020) and Snatch (2001) a little more than the dialogue in this. He also plays to his actors strengths in this a lot too, which is always a plus.

If there was one thing about the movie though, that I would change it would be the structure. The film is broken up into four chapters I guess, and only one had to be in the place it was (Liver, Lungs, Spleen, and Heart). Other than that I would have put Scorched Earth (chapter 2) first, then Bad Animals, Bad (chapter 3) next, before putting A Dark Spirit (chapter 1), and leading into Liver, Lungs, Spleen, and Heart (chapter 4). The reason being that chapter one had the most momentum behind it and it would have lead so great into that final section of the film. The third chapter was also the weakest in my opinion and putting that in between two strong chapters would have negated my feelings walking out.

Also, like I said, Guy Ritchie puts pretty much all his actors in a place to shine. Some of them I question what their purpose was story wise (Andy Garcia), but still put in a position to succeed. Well all of them besides Scott Eastwood, who I just thought was really overcooking it and thought he was in that witty Guy Ritchie movie, instead of the gritty Guy Ritchie movie. But, Jason Statham, man did he do a good job in this role. I have never really loved any of his performances, and this immediately jumped to number one. Played the character that was written so well. Also very nice to see Josh Hartnett making somewhat of a comeback in this film. This is a movie that has a lot going for it, but also enough going against it to cancel each other out. I can't say I would recommend it, but I also can see a lot of people enjoying it. So I'll say flip a coin, heads, go and see it, tails, try again another day.

P.S. this score was incredible