Friday, January 11, 2013

8. Brighton Rock (2011)

You know what I like? I like a really really good bad guy. Some movies have 'bad' guys but they are almost comical and you kinda like them in a weird way.
In Brighton Rock the lead character Pinkie is the most brilliant BAD guy. His character is one of the most horrible dispicable revolting characters ever.... Absolutely fantastic!
A 100 % arsehole. It's great to see a character with NO redeeming qualities that you really feel hatred toward when watching.
The female lead Rose is equally as impressive as a pathetic zero self esteem girl.
I was also attracted to the fact that it is set around the Mods Vs Rockers riots of Brighton. I was a bit disappointed to find that besides one of members of his gang being a Teddy boy you don't really see much in the way of Mods V Rockers even in the riot scene.
This is NOT a love story even though the trailer makes it look at way. This is a violent mob movie.
I really enjoyed it... mainly because of just how loathesome Pinkie is. I'm surprised Sam Riley who plays him hasn't been in much else because he was great.
Helen Mirram is gorgeous looking and is wonderful (as always).

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