Wednesday, June 25, 2008

TRAILER: Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla

It's not very often that I watch a trailer and have no idea what's happening--unless of course it's one for a Guy Ritchie movie. The man tries to shove in so many characters and plot points into one film--which makes for a good story--that it's hard to compress for a 3-minute sum up. So I had to go to IMDb just to figure out RocknRolla's plot.

Ok, there's a missing painting because of some allegedly dead, out of control, idiot Rock star (Jamie Campbell Bower from Sweeney Todd) who must be found by--I think--his handlers, played by Ludacris, Jeremy Piven, and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), before bad people kill him. The painting originally belongs to Uri, a dangerous Russian mob leader (Karel Roden from Hellboy)--that's sort of redundant--who lent it to a British politician (Tom Wilkinson from Michael Clayton) who doesn't want to get on his bad side because the two are brokering a real estate deal that just might be a scam. So the politician sends his goon Archie (Mark Strong from Stardust) to retrieve the painting, while Uri's accountant (Thandie Newton) gets the money he needs to--I think--pay him off to look the other way. Obviously that money is vulnerable as it passes through hands in a briefcase all over town. Therefore, three reckless idiots, which include Gerard Butler and Idris Elba (This Christmas), attempt to steal it while it's in transit. *Deep breath* Just watch the trailer:

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