Thoughts on Harry Brown

Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:56 PM By Simon


-Say what you will, but everybody must admit: this is an ugly fucking movie. The people are ugly, with ugly veins and scars and tattoos, they all talk ugly, when you can understand them at all. They beat the shit out of people, stab them, shoot them, they blow shit up and set shit on fire, they barely hide their contempt for each other. This movie looks ugly, not shot on shaky-cam, thank you, but extreme digital. The violence is ugly in a brutal way, it seems to revel in itself.

-That said, it could've been worse. It could've been in fucking shaky cam.

-Michael Caine is not as badass as you'd think. In fact, there are only three instances the entire thing where he goes hardcore awesome. In between, he's just a tired old man sick of everyone dying because of some sociopathic kids. Like, the scene where he finds out his best friend got killed, is maybe the saddest thing I've ever seen.

-Poor Marky. Am I the only one who wanted to give that little shit a hug?

-Do not fuck with pensioners.

3 comments:

SugaryCynic said...

i was curious about this one, still not sure if it's worth the watch, though I do love me some Michael Caine

May 22, 2010 at 9:30 PM
Dannie said...

Marky...I'd totally watch an entire movie about him.

May 23, 2010 at 9:38 AM
Fitz said...

I'm glad Caine didn't go Bronson with this.

May 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM