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King_Ghidra
19-09-2005, 13:18:15
Ah i've been waiting for this review:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Critic_Review/Guardian_review/0,4267,1570709,00.html

Those of us unfortunate enough to have seen Guy Ritchie's previous film, the straight-to-video desert island romance Swept Away starring Madonna, comforted ourselves at the time with the thought that it couldn't get any worse. As we watched Madonna sing "Come on over to my house" in that film, we thought: OK. This is on a level with 18th-century dentistry, but at least this is the lowest it can go. Things have to get better now, not only in western civilisation generally, but surely in Mr Ritchie's own once exciting career.

Oh how wrong. How very wrong. Because after Revolver, Swept Away now looks like Citizen Kane.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
19-09-2005, 13:19:41
Hasn't Guy Ritchie heard of diminishing returns ?


It seems, filmically, he's a one-trick lame pony.

Gramercy Riffs
19-09-2005, 13:52:51
I read a review of this yesterday which was very much along the same lines.

Apparently, there are scenes which switch to cartoon sketches etc etc. :rolleyes:

How does he think he'd get away with it?

Debaser
19-09-2005, 13:55:32
It's no Rubber Soul, but it's not that bad! [/predictojoke]

Gramercy Riffs
19-09-2005, 13:57:29
God, I actually smiled at that.....

Fergus & The Brazen Car
20-09-2005, 09:56:21
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
I read a review of this yesterday which was very much along the same lines.

Apparently, there are scenes which switch to cartoon sketches etc etc. :rolleyes:

How does he think he'd get away with it?

There are people out there who went to see 'Dungeons and Dragons' and 'Mortal Kombat'.

Some who (whisper it in the dark) even rented 'Howling VI: The Freaks'....

Nills Lagerbaak
20-09-2005, 11:54:05
Howling VI the freaks is an immense film! (If it is indeed the one I'm thinking about; where the circus / feak show comes to town?)

Fergus & The Brazen Car
20-09-2005, 13:09:03
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Howling VI the freaks is an immense film! (If it is indeed the one I'm thinking about; where the circus / feak show comes to town?)


Oh, you jest, kind sir !


I was embarassed that some of the more dreadful lines in the script were being spoken with a British English accent.

Funko
20-09-2005, 13:15:51
Originally posted by Debaser
It's no Rubber Soul, but it's not that bad! [/predictojoke]

Revolver's my favourite!

Gramercy Riffs
20-09-2005, 13:17:19
Gotta be the White Album for me

Rodgers
20-09-2005, 14:02:36
Ooh the rest of that review really hammers it home. It's shit. Still, my wife will still drag me along to see it :(

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-09-2005, 19:14:37
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
Apparently, there are scenes which switch to cartoon sketches etc etc. :rolleyes:

How does he think he'd get away with it?

Tarantino did in "Kill Bill".

King_Ghidra
21-09-2005, 08:57:57
mmm i was thinking of that. i certainly don't have a problem with such things per se, i have to guess that it wasn't done well.

of course, having not seen it myself i can't comment, perhaps it is a really good film...

Funko
21-09-2005, 09:28:58
I thought that was brought up because it was a blatant copy of Kill Bill...

Debaser
21-09-2005, 09:39:51
Yeah, that's what I presumed too.

I think it's fashionable to knock Guy Ritchie at the moment, and I suspect this film probably isn't the car-crash everyone's making it out to be. I read a review of it the other day that claimed Lock Stock was the only good film he's ever made, and that Snatch was a shamelessly ego-driven style over substance spectacle with no plot and too big a budget. I quite liked it. More so than Lock Stock. At least it didn't have fucking Nick Moran in it. I'll be prepared to give Revolver a chance.

(and on the subject of best Beatles album, got to be just Rubber Soul just for track 14, Run For Your Life, best song they ever recorded.)

Funko
21-09-2005, 09:41:43
Yeah, I really like Snatch.

Rodgers
21-09-2005, 10:03:16
Did he do Layer Cake as well? That was rubbish.

Debaser
21-09-2005, 10:05:23
No, that was Matthew Vaughn, his old Lock Stock/Snatch partner.

Nills Lagerbaak
21-09-2005, 10:26:51
Layer cake was indeed crap. LS&2SB was funny as foock!

And regarding Howling VI the freaks I jest not, it's so shit it's actually good.

King_Ghidra
21-09-2005, 10:39:44
yeah i liked snatch too. i thought brad pitt was great, those were my favourite bits.

Funko
21-09-2005, 10:40:52
Yes he was, and they were.

Gramercy Riffs
21-09-2005, 17:38:46
Yeah, I'll probably go and see this anyway, perhaps the Readingers could make a night of it?

(Run For Your Life is one of THE worst records the Beatles EVER did)

Scabrous Birdseed
21-09-2005, 18:15:55
I seem to recall the cartoon sequence thing being part of at least one film ("Run, Lola, Run", well worth watching btw) before Kill Bill. That's probably not the first either...

Anyway, Ritchie does usually mix different styles of filmmaking in a single picture doesn't he?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
23-09-2005, 09:58:02
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Layer cake was indeed crap. LS&2SB was funny as foock!

And regarding Howling VI the freaks I jest not, it's so shit it's actually good.


De gustibus non est disputandum.

King_Ghidra
03-10-2005, 12:15:13
Not a new concept but interesting enough:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,4120,1583257,00.html