Wrath of Man
As a huge action movie fan, it is my responsibility to watch every blockbuster action film that gets released. Action and horror movies tend to keep me on the edge of my seat and that’s a feeling I wouldn’t pass up for anything. Guy Ritchie, the director is known for his great storytelling and we see this in some of his previous movies like Sherlock Holmes and The Man from UNCLE. Wrath of Man did not have a great story line, but like his other movies, he keeps you on the edge of your seat with the suspense, thrill and intensity. It had the typical Guy Ritchie signature: the timelines and the sound effect.
Basically, Jason Statham plays a man who is trying to avenge the death of his son. That’s literally it. Fun fact, Jason Statham made his acting debut in Guy Ritchie’s film and they have gone on to collaborate 3 times after that, this being the fourth.
I thought the movie was unnecessarily long. There were some scenes that I don’t think deserved much detail. Most Jason Statham movies end the same way: Jason giving us badass fight scenes and bad guys end up dead, although we didn’t get to see a lot of action here.
Jason Statham was Jason Statham. Angry and deadly. He’s established himself as an action movie anti-hero and that’s just how we like him. It’d be weird if he played a different kind of role. He’s up there with Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. No depth to their roles, just kill or be killed.
Josh Hartnett was the character that surprised me, not because he was outstanding but because I didn’t know he was still acting, let alone a supporting character. He was huge in the 2000s, having given us Lucky Number Slevin, Black Hawk Down and Black Dahlia after which he disappeared, or so I thought. One of his worst performances and also very forgettable.
This movie was very average and quite boring at some point. For a Guy Ritchie movie, I was not very impressed.
I’ll rate it 6 out of 10.