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If you've seen Lock Stock, you've seen Snatch
If you loved Lock Stock, you'll love Snatch - just don't expect anything different - the later is almost a remake of the former in terms of characters, scenarios, the rhythm - though the pay off in Lock Stock seemed to me slightly more satisfying than Snatch.
Where Snatch excels is in the humour and the pacing - two things Guy Ritchie is a natural at.
The highlight for me:
Brad Pitt's character of Mickey manages to steal this movie - and there are LOADS of memorable characters.
Waste of talent involved
I knew this movie was dodgy when 15 minutes into it I realised that
a) the premise was struggling to be established. b) we hadn't really learnt anything about the characters in the movie.
The script is REALLY bad. David Mamet script doctored this? God only knows how even worse this movie could have been without his contribution, which must have been the sublime exchange between Michael Lonsdale and Robert De Niro, and also the (only) two funny lines of dialogue in the movie (spoken by De Niro's character).
The characters are risking life and limb to retrieve a case, the contents of which they aren't aware of, for next to nothing. Big deal - it happens to baggage handlers everyday at airports, and their stories would probably make for a more diverting hour and forty five minutes than this garbage.
MINOR SPOILER Sean Bean's character... What was his purpose, other than establishing the De Niro's character could sniff out someone who's crap and a fraud?
On the plus side, there's one wonderful car chase.
Scream 3 (2000)
Welcome to the final act!
Scream 3 will not disappoint fans of the first two unless your expectations are unrealistically high. All the Scream movies follow a pattern - one of the criticisms I read of Scream 3 was that it was a Xerox copy of the first two - but all sequels are basically remakes of previous films that preceeded it e.g. the Bond series. The success of the Scream films is that Craven and Williamson (and now Scream 3 scribe Kreuger) have blended the ingredients differently each time - you'll definitely enjoy the "Hollywood" flavour of this one!