“There’s only one rule in this jungle! When the lion is hungry, he eats.” – Mickey Pearson
It’s a simple but profound principle, this piece of advice comes from the latest Guy Ritchie flick, The Gentlemen.
That’s right, the Guy Ritchie, announced a new American-British flick as a treat for his fans everywhere.
It’s already got people talking about the return of the “Ritchiesque” genre.
Guy Ritchie is Back
The decade can’t be over without a classic gift from Guy Ritchie. Remember that this particular gift is a doozy, as this is a movie set in his home country, riddled with weapons, money, gangsters, and bad intentions.
The crime- comedy, a difficult genre to pull off, is what has made Ritchie who he is today. You already know him from movies such as Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and even the widely famous Sherlock Holmes.
Set to release globally on New Year, this is Guy Ritchie’s return to geezer gangsterism that he is Ritchie is all about.
Ritchie has been working on big-budget films, creating movies like a fat cat. He seems to want to keep things as simple as possible and inject his style back into the movie. You may be pleasantly surprised to know that this was called “Toff Guys and Bush”.
The Gentlemen Plot Thickens
The reason you want to see this movie is because of the far fetched type of plot that only Ritchie can cook up. The cast and their significance throughout the storyline are a signature assortment of the director too.
But let’s dive a little deeper into the story.
The Gentlemen begins with an American ex-pat living in the UK, Mickey Pearson, played by McConaughey, a man who has made his fortune running a marijuana empire. Pearson is tired of the life, he’s built a business, he’s created a rep, a great product, and he wants to move on.
So what does he do?
He puts out the word that he is looking to sell it all. That’s when events get interesting.
The events after bring scheming plots, bribery, and blackmail as interested players try to steal the keys to the kingdom from Pearson.
If you’ve seen the trailer, you know it’s going to be a fast-paced thriller with plenty of subtle humor here and there. If the role of Pearson, as he monologues wise words in regards to a business deal, doesn’t compel you to watch this movie, then the talent in this film definitely will.
The Cast and Characters
The shiny cogs in this movie are Mathew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Charlie Hunnam, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, and many more. Of course, everyone gets an outrageous role to play, as is the rule in a Guy Ritchie film.
The places with an early release state that the movie is perhaps the narration of Ritchie’s haunts. Pearson is dressed like him in the film, and as Guy writes, “Mickey is getting slow and soft in his old age.” That may be an additional factor, pushing you to watch the movie.
Remember that this film is known as ‘The Gentlemen’, but don’t worry, it brings the ruckus.
The movie comes out on the 24th of January 2020. Go see it.