Guy Ritchie’s WRATH OF MAN premiered Friday, May 7 exclusively in theaters and I can sum up this action thriller in one word: Badass! Starring Jason Statham, “Wrath of Man” is a frenetic, kinetic blast fueled by an engaging story that’s intriguing until the very end.
The movie is based on the 2004 French film “Le Convoyeur” (Cash Truck) by Nicolas Boukhrief from a script Ritchie co-wrote with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies.
Here’s the official synopsis: A mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard, H (Jason Statham), surprises his coworkers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
Now, the film takes its time building up to its climax, offering varying perspectives leading to the major offense with a 1 hour and 58-minute running time, and some may not be keen on Ritchie’s time-jumping, back and forth style of storytelling. But when I say he solidly delivers, I mean it.
“Wrath of Man” gives viewers everything they’ll come for – great fight and action scenes, an engaging plot, and an “I didn’t see that coming” twist that completely sells you on H’s mission.
For revenge action lovers, it’s the perfect “The Payback” (James Brown), “Mama Said Knock You Out” (LL Cool J), and “Another One Bites the Dust” (Queen) all rolled into one jamming scenario – and I was here for every second of it.
I rate the film 4 out of 5 on the MMTrometer.
Until next thought, Thomasena