Back in the late 1990s, Guy Ritchie was a young and ambitious filmmaker with an urge to create adrenaline action films, and Jason Statham was a former member of Britain’s National Swimming Squad diver turned into a model and dancer in several music videos. The two had their feature film debut with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), a powerful and intense action-thriller with a nice touch of comedy that opened the doors for Ritchie to become one of the most appreciate action films director, and Statham as an action superstar being called the handover of big names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The high-octane tandem has worked together in other three movies, Snatch (2000), Revolver (2005), and Wrath of Man (2021), which is coming out today.
Wrath of Man (2021) follows H, a cold and mysterious stranger who is hired by a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. During one such job, the truck gets held up at gunpoint and H single-handily deals with the robbers, showcasing advanced combat skills and training. Secretly, H is hunting for the people who murdered his son during a similar robbery and plans to use his new position to set traps for every would-be robber in the city until he finds his son’s killers.
Together with Jason Statham, the main cast is formed by Holt McCallany, Rocci Williams, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Deobia Oparei, Laz Alonso, Raúl Castillo, Chris Reilly, Eddie Marsan, and Niamh Algar.
The movie has been written by Guy Ritchie together with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, who also wrote the director’s latest movie, crime-comedy The Gentlemen (2019). It is the English language remake for the French film Cash Truck (2004) (also known as Le convoyeur in the original French language).
Wrath of Man (2021) was released the last weekend of April in Russia and some Asian countries where it grossed $4 million and received mixed reviews from critics. It is having a theatrical release in Canada and the USA today May 7th, 2021. It is Rated R for strong violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual references.
Here you can watch the trailer for Wrath of Man (2021).
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