Thursday, April 4, 2013


A story of sex, thugs and rock 'n roll.
"We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a RocknRolla, oh, he's different. Why? Because a real RocknRolla wants the fucking lot." Part of the opening speech of the film to explain exactly what a rocknrolla is all about. After the opening speech the movie begins with One Two(Gerard Butler) and Mumbles(Idris Elba) trying to get a loan to buy a building to get into a legitimate kind of business. This requires going through the very powerful Lenny Cole(Tom Wilkerson) who has a lot of the city in his back pocket. Little do they know, Lenny Cole who is supposed to help them, shuts them down and requires a payment for his services. Requiring One Two and Mumbles to go back to a life of crime to figure a way to man this man to avoid being fed to the crawfish in the Thames River. In comes a powerful Russian wanting to build a new football stadium willing to pay Lenny Cole a lot of money for this transaction to occur. In good faith the Russian gives Lenny a prized painting of his which he considers good luck. One Two and Mumbles with the help of the Russians accountant are able to easily rob the Russian's money that was the payment for Lenny Cole for the stadium. One Two and Mumbles now pay Lenny the money he was already going to get to clear themselves of their debt. Then the Russian's painting gets stolen from Lenny and One Two and Mumbles try to discover the rat in their little gang of thieves who has been getting members locked up over the past decade or so. The rest of the robberies, revealing of the rat and who exactly stole the painting is shown hysterically throughout the rest of the film.                                                                                  

This whole film has subtle humor that will have your gut busting. You get to see Gerard Butler bust a move, get chased by invincible guards, and discover his close friend being gay, all while trying to avoid being crawfish food. This is another movie with a twist at the end that comes out of the blue as well as a fantastic ending that leaves it open for hopefully a sequel in the near future.

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