Monday, May 23, 2005

Layer Cake (**)

Don't be fooled by the ads comparing this to enjoyable flicks like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Although directed by Matthew Vaughn, the producer of those two films and the director of the upcoming third X-Men, it has all of the style but none of the humor. Instead, what we're treated to is another one of those London gangster flicks with tons of double-crosses, wacky character names, etc. The plot was a bit too convoluted for my tastes, and I never really got into it. Great use of music though: upbeat pop tunes often accompany violent on-screen beatings. I just wish it was all fresher...or funnier.

4 Comments:

At 9:20 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Notice that the promotional trailers conveniently failed to mentioned that Vaughn also produced "Swept Away." Thanks for the heads up. Maybe I'll wait for DVD.

 
At 12:53 PM, Anonymous d'shawn'tre said...

u r stuupid, awther of this herrr blog. lay her cake is thuh gratest moive of r time. butt hole.

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger KLE said...

LOL

Don't you love being called "stupid" by someone that can't even spell the word?

 
At 12:40 PM, Anonymous d'shawn'tre said...

yet I still have the presense of mind to correctly spell "butt hole."

 

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