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Wrath of Man

Published January 14, 2022

Wrath of Man

Film info

  • Title Wrath of Man
  • Director Guy Ritchie
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 59m
  • Genres Thriller, Crime, Action
  • Tagline A one man army

H is a mysterious man who starts working for a cash moving truck company and surprises everyone with his amazing shooting skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. However, H is out to settle an old score.

Live blog

Time Comment
6:29 Glad we’ve moved away from the one camera thing… that would have gotten old fast.
11:35 “He can’t write without sticking his tongue out.” No harm in that!
13:26 Statham’s barely controlled obedience is actually terrifying.
19:59 Social magician.
24:35 Yaas, I knew he’d be more than a 70%!
27:47 He’s rocking a good line of cardigans so far.
38:43 “And I do bear a grudge.” Me too, mate, me too.
39:23 I did NOT know that about the Arctic bears naming thing and now I can’t concentrate on the rest of the movie.
45:53 Six bullets!
53:45 Slightly ruining Johnny Cash for me right now.
1:08:06 I was worried we were only going to see Scott’s eyes, which would be a waste. Phew.
1:10:52 “I love the money but I fuckin’ love a mission.”
1:18:33 Dude has promised to go to his kid’s sports game. He’s deffo going to miss that.
1:23:04 He was my first guess but it could have been any of them. A well done whodunit.
1:39:03 Oh no, not Dana! She was being so awesome.
1:49:26 “Are you here for the money?” Dude totally underestimates the Stath.

Thoughts

This is a movie that 100% benefitted from our twenty-minute rule and I love that. We probably would have given up just a couple of minutes in, because that first scene with the still camera was so annoying. If we hadn’t had the twenty minute rule, I probably would have waited until Jason Statham showed up, but even then, things got off to a really slow start.

Gradually, however, the film became more and more compelling. By 20 minutes we wanted to see where it was going, by the hour mark, I was totally invested and wanted to know who was behind it all. In some ways the film tried to be a bit too clever, I like dipping back and forth in time but the transitions weren’t that great. But there were no plot holes, and although Statham did his precision shooting in style, it wasn’t just about muscle, there was more to it. Despite the frustrating start, I really came to enjoy it!

Rating: 3 / 5

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