Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Harry Brown with Michael Caine

Vigilante movies leave one with fulfillment of some kind. Think Taxi Driver, Boondock Saints, Rolling Thunder. Most vigilante's are the little guy that gets up and kicks ass for what he believes is right, or sticks up against what he believes is wrong. In this thriller from Britain, Michael Caine is Harry Brown. An old man with a mission. This marine that fought in Northern Ireland, takes on the thugs in Elephant and Castle housing estate, a ghetto of London. This film proves again that violence in the first ten minutes makes for a good movie.(Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs) The fact that everybody loves Michael Caine means everybody in the audience wants him to succeed.

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