Saturday, August 13, 2011

And The Answer Is...(3)

Nicolas Winding Refn's 2008 film, Bronson.

Looks like we have a winnner! It's the king of all bloggers, the legendary...The Angry Lurker.
This is Lurker's 2nd Take a Guess victory. The dude definitely knows his stuff! Congrats again sir. Now, onto the movie in question...

Bronson is a dark and twisted psychological thrill ride. Imagine the sheer lunacy of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange mixed with the seedy squalor of Scorese's Taxi Driver and you'll get the gist of what this film is like. Or maybe not. Refn's film, based on the true life story of England's most notorious prison inmate, is an avant-garde exercise of extremes, often as enthralling and perplexing as the real Charles Bronson himself.

Why so...BANE
Tom Hardy plays Michael Peterson, a down and out street thug with a bit of an angry streak who goes onto become an acclaimed bareknuckle brawler under the name Charles Bronson as well as, the most dangerous and bat shit insane inmate in the UK's prison system. Dude tears his way through numerous prisons and even more prison guards over the course of three decades. Everything about this film is low budget yet mesmerizing. Things get a little strange sometimes (re: all the time) but you'll be too tripped out to care. Seeing a naked man wrestling in his own feces is something you'll just adapt to over the course of this film. As for Hardy, he gives a career defining performance with this role. He put on something like 40lbs of muscle to become this stark raving maniac and literally bares it all for this film. Anyone who doubts Christopher Nolan's casting of Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises needs to see his stellar performance in Bronson first.

22 comments:

  1. I definitely want to see this. Hats off to Lurker for the right answer.

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  2. Looks like Lurker knows his movies, good stuff!


    Nice post, interesting review I have decided to watch the movie because of it =3

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  3. Why haven't I heard of this? This sounds like something I'd enjoy, something I can really get into. Wtf.

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  4. yeah somehow this movie passed right by me! i will see it. seems rough and by the trailer i can already see the resemblance with clockwork.

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  5. Wow. I'm definitely interested in the story behind the film though I'm not sure if a movie this intense is something I would enjoy.

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  6. Haha, I love the angry lurker.

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  7. never heard of it, but, sounds really badass! i will surelly watch!

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  8. I can't believe I haven't seen this yet!

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  9. never heard for this movie...have to get it!

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  10. This looks movie looks insane, in a good way.. great acting.

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