There is a new blockbuster hit from the man who did the live-action remake of Aladdin, Guy Ritchie. It is the heart-stopper, that is, The Gentlemen. It is his first work for 2020, and it is bigger than anything he has ever worked before. The film boasts an amazing cast of actors, starring Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan and Colin Farrell. It is already palpable with its cast that the movie will earn such a great success. It is easily a contender and a favorite.
The story of these gentlemen
The Gentlemen follows an American drug kingpin, played by Matthew McConaughey, who is out for the blood of the new, more ruthless challenger, played by Henry Golding. It narrated through a private detective, played by Hugh Grant, who informs an enforcer Ray, played by Charlie Hunnam. Grant’s character wants to expose McConaughey’s character’s shady business and reach put to Hunnam’s character for assistance. Grant also plans to blackmail everyone and to lay it all out in a screenplay, which he will write. He will call the screenplay “BUSH,” a euphemism for marijuana, which is what McConaughey is known for.
As the story progressed, more and more characters get involved, and more violence ensues. The violent nature of each character leads the movie into several aggressive, albeit mischievous, but very in-your-face turn of events. In classic Guy Ritchie tradition, the film has a fast-paced sequence with breath-taking action scenes. Each scene is done with such electric energy, and every gunfire is like a beat to the next heart-pumping thing. The protagonist is just as villainous and ambitious as the antagonists that there is really no way up.
Wars between sides
This action-comedy film does not only focus on the characters that amplify the story. It is also focusing on the drug wars that have been happening in Britain. The film depicts the scenarios possibly happening with these hidden organized crimes. The movie might depict the protagonist with such cleverness and the antagonists with such deceptive personalities, but the reality of these gangs being at large is palpable.
The movie is not a reference for what is actually happening in the streets, but it shows the power struggle between gangs and the repercussions that follow their clashes. No matter how witty these characters might appear, it should be taken in with a more in-depth understanding as there is always something underneath the veil. Human lives are at stake.