12.27.2006

What the heck happened to...

... Guy Ritchie?

I watched Out of Sight this weekend and had a discussion with my lady friend about other heist movies from the last 10 years. I felt that Ocean's 11 was a disappointment because of my high expectations for Steven Soderbergh, but I really did enjoy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels -- definitely under the radar as compared to Snatch and having a much more cohesive story.

This all leads me to the whereabouts of Guy Ritchie. He makes a bad move by directing Swept Away; his next picture, Revolver, isn't even released in the US. Could it really have been that bad? IMDb says the story revolves around Jason Stratham as a pompous professional gambler that wins a card game against the wrong gangster. Soon there are hitmen coming after him and the only thing he can do is team up with rival gangsters who are looking to take down the first, card-playing gangster.

Not necessarily an original plot, but in the hands of Guy Ritchie, it could definitely be enjoyable on the same level as Snatch. Jason Stratham is a pretty decent leading man, also.

Why did the US turn sour on him so quickly? IMDb has no information on his next project.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jessica complained...

I know what happened to him, he married Madonna, had a son and is now adopting a baby boy from Africa, David Banda. Madonna is the alpha female, and he is the betta male.

1/22/2007 4:29 PM
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Blogger Jessica complained...

oops, beta

1/22/2007 4:31 PM
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