"Dangerous combination... chess and cons," ponders Jake Green (Jason Statham) in Revolver. This flick was a thinker. I like it when a movie throws out a challenging, confusing plot that introduces you to a group of seemingly unrelated puzzle pieces then, by the end, surprises you by revealing how they are all interrelated. The acting, the mind games, and the way it all fit together in the end was brilliant. Jason Statham is playing a different character this time and he has HAIR! Andre Benjamin was also a very pleasant surprise. He did a great job.
At first glance, "Revolver" has the makings of a typical gangster film, teeming with well-dressed tough guys having reputations as swindlers, crime lords, hitmen, and loan sharks. But then the movie takes a sudden left turn and begins to evolve into something much more cerebral as the story almost becomes a game itself--held together by a underlying theme of casinos, chess, and cons. I can't say there were any dull moments in the storyline, either. In fact, one of my favorite scenes came from this film, when the "Sorter" (a hitman) has a change of heart and takes care of business in an almost operatic bloodbath.
The footage is awesome, the fight scenes are well choreographed, and the editing is fast paced. Over the end credits, we're treated toward a variety of experts expounding upon the ego, the individual, and chess strategy. If you like your mind to be challenged, see this movie, it's a good one. Find out for yourself. (The cartoon part was really unnecessary, but I couldn't stop laughing at it!)
I enjoyed this flick and will be picking up my own copy.
Check out the trailer below.
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