Friday, January 09, 2009
Yeah, it's very '90s with that soundtrack, and there is that Madonna thing hanging in his background, but I'll stick with my long held belief that Guy Ritchie's "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" is one of the coolest, most stylish, and flat out fun movies ever! I love British gangster films, and this is spot on. Great work from a younger Jason Statham, and Brit soccer star Vinnie Jones as on of the baddest asses (and caring fathers!) around. Watched it for free last night on hulu.com, which is in itself kind of a cool video service. Other than the 30-second commercials every 15 minutes or so....and it's a bit of a disconnect to see a Disney themed "You can prevent forest fires" public service commercial in the middle of a movie where there's more than a little mayhem and f-bombs are dropped with abandon....and a bit of digital noise, it was a pretty good viewing experience.