Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of real life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the ... See full summary »
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.
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Vince Colosimo (Alphonse Gangitano) had previously appeared in the 2000 film about Chopper Read's life. Colosimo played Neville Bartos, a long-time friend of Chopper (played by Eric Bana) who is shot and injured by the criminal when he is suspected of having an affair with Chopper's girlfriend Tanya (a fictionalized version of the real Chopper Read's wife Margaret Cassar). See more »
No doubt, there's been loud clamor about how Jeffrey hasn't done the role justice. Look at it, from one side, and you can see this. But look at the other. He has taken the role and made it his own, which I heavily approve. It's good, cause it makes it different. On the contrare, you wouldn't want it too much like Eric Bana, or Choppery if done like with cliche'd feel, if you see where I'm heading. Jeffrey is a good actor, and he misses a lot of traits and characteristics of our beloved Chop Chop, one example is his consistent shifting sides 'unable to stand still' while doing stand up, which was done at minimum show. More so than anything is his too deep un Chop Chop voice, it's too high, un ockerish sort. But look beyond that or disregard it, and look at it in another way at looking at the legendary psychopathic murderer, and you will enjoy, although he does miss the mark on a lot of stuff. A sloppy, half assed acting offering. This Underbelly shows a more gentler side of Chopper in spades that I was truly thankful for. You learn a few other things here than you did in 2000's hit film, him marrying twice for one. But as far as acting goes, It's Todd Lasance's electrifying and standout performance that has you, as Chopper's notorious rival, pathetic wannabe tough guy, Syd Collins. The imaginary scenes of him appearing in the back shot audience of Chopper's live comedy shows were stupid, too much, where him in a flashback as a little boy being bullied, was just unnecessary and meaningless. Vince Colosimo again proves, he can't stop mastering the art of overacting as the notorious Alphonse Gangitano, bringing little or no impact to the role, where instead he's an overacting goose, about as threatening as a feather, heavily out ranked by Lasance and Jeffrey. Lasance is a future actor who's bettering his craft. Look out for more of this guy's work. Yes I admit, you could look at this show as a train wreck, but it's an interesting and entertaining train wreck. Are you ready for more of Uncle Chop Chop?
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