WRATH OF MAN (2021) – Just the antidote for a boring “stay at home” lockdown

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Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

British director Guy Ritchie and action star Jason Statham join forces again in yet another gritty action set-piece. They were previously teamed in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000) and Revolver (2005). The years in between have seen both take on multiple projects and its great to see them back together again doing what they do best .. the good old fashion gangster movie. Both men seem to have matured and gained much experience over the years as Wrath of Man displays them at them in top badass form.

Statham plays a mysterious loner who get employed in a security firm that transports large amount of cash for companies. The plot centres around gangs who specialise in heists of these trucks and Statham’s character somehow gets thick into the action. Guy Ritchie has always been able to make exciting and violent gangster movies, and Wrath of Man does not disappoint. He seems to have a flair on how these underworld crooks work and their code of ethics. One wonders if Ritchie has any first hand experience to be able to come up with such vivid depictions of this underworld society! Statham has aged well and still looks good and mean. He plays the silent antihero type to perfection. He conveys enough emotions, and fear to his enemies without uttering much.

Wrath of Man offers lots of heists situations with a climatic heist that rivals anything we have seen in the genre. The plot twists are just spicing to the mix as we watch with bated breath, as the body count increases by the minute. It has been awhile since we have seen anything like this and Wrath of Man comes across like a breathe of fesh air in the midst of the mundane and boring new movies available.

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