An… interesting movie to say the least. To say more, it is quite an adventure, following Dom (Jude Law) on his quest for payment and redemption after 12 years in prison. The obvious star is Dom, he is a fantastic character and perfectly acted by Jude Law, I loved his portrayal of the dynamite Dom Hemingway. The story is a decent one, but it felt like a way to show the different antics of Dom, this movie was built to show us Dom not necessarily to tell a story, or at least thats how it feels. The movie is ridiculous and wild, the first few minutes are Jude Law from the waste up discussing how amazing his penis is, while getting a blowjob. This sets the tone for the whole movie, which is a romp. It felt almost like a Guy Richie movie, although I think this is because of the character Dom, he would fit right in with Snatch or Lock Stock.
Even with a seeming lack of story the movie is still great, and I really enjoyed it. Dom is just way to much fun to watch, and this is true even when he isn’t doing something outrageous. The film is wonderfully written, the dialogue is awesome, listening to Dom spit slurs and insult is perfect. The way Dom talks is great, his accent mixed with a style of language that simply doesn’t suit him is most likely the reason for this. “I’m a peasant at heart, a petty serf, with nice hair and a strong liver” Dom claims, a perfect summation of the man, his eloquent speeches are beautiful and disgusting at the same time.
This mixture of language and brashness is somewhat representative of the whole movie, there are scenes of violence as well as scenes of hilarity and even some which are heartwarming (those come in the latter half). The story didn’t speak very strongly to me but that is simply my opinion, I think I was too caught up in the main character, he really does steal the show and it is so fun to watch him and applaud him for it.