This post was written by guest writer Bryan Hernandez
Who's List This Was On:
- Bryan Hernandez: #2
TOTAL VOTES RECEIVED: 24
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Written By: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, and Jason Flemyng
Four London working class stiff pull their money to put one in a high stakes card game, but things go terribly wrong and they end up owing half a million pounds and have one week to come up with the cash.
Why This Movie Is Great
I know the first question on everybody’s mind is “Why Lock, Stock and not Snatch (2000)?” This is a perfectly legitimate question. Many, like the organizer of this poll, Mr. Kaplan, prefer Snatch to Lock, Stock. Some of them (like the esteemed Mr. Kaplan) recognize that they saw Snatch first. I recon to go as far as to say that most American’s first exposure to the British crime comedy/drama genre was Snatch. It had Brad Pit in it, after all. The novelty of seeing a movie like this sticks with a person; that first experience and exposure creates an elevated perception that becomes very difficult to measure up to. It’s like one’s first good high, good random hook-up, or good oyster (pick your cliché). My answer to this question, at the risk of sounding like a mega hipster, is that Lock, Stock is more authentic.