Following the deadly climax of "Green Street Hooligans," several members of the West Ham firm and numerous members of Millwall end up in jail. The GSE quickly discover the brutality of life... See full summary »
The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, its about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten ... See full summary »
Following the deadly climax of "Green Street Hooligans," several members of the West Ham firm and numerous members of Millwall end up in jail. The GSE quickly discover the brutality of life on the inside, as they are constant targets of the superior numbers and better-financed Millwall crew. Written by
Another example of how NOT to cast nor make a sequel
First off the primary character is played by an actor that sounds like a cross between Elmer Fudd and a 4 year old with a slight speech impediment. I'm not exaggerating with this description, this guy probably had years of speech therapy growing up. You do however get used to it but what you don't get used to is how bad the movie is.
Now since this is a sequel, you expect some relation to the first movie but beyond the gangs it's based on, there is none. Bad writing, bad direction and a lot of failure in it's attempt to be gritty, edgy and violent. The acting is fine, the story is just boring and lacks creativity.
Based on the first movie, this should have been a second attempt to tell more or less the same story. Another outsider sucked into the world of violent street fighting on the streets of England or maybe just somewhere in the U.K. that could be linked to the original's plot. While showing us these gangs in prison was a good idea, the execution was however a failure. It wasn't just that it was done so poorly but that it completely alienates itself from the original movie.
It's not even a sequel, it's pretending to be. I gave it a 4 because it at least looks like a professional production and has some decent moments. You should still avoid it if you are a fan of the original.
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