I’m sure that if somebody watches one of Guy Ritchie’s movies, they can’t refrain from being obsessed with them. There are some movies that you watch, and get obsessed with for a month or so, but when you watch them after a while, you don’t feel anything about them anymore.
Here’s a great example of why Guy Ritchie’s movies are so catchy, and the feeling you have after watching them stays with you for quite a long time:
My father watched the movie Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels when it first came out in 1998. Since then, he always kept track of Ritchie’s new movies, and liked them more and more. Even now, in 2011, he still talks about them like he had just watched them in the cinema. He hasn’t watched Lock, Stock for many years, but remembers the dialogues and moments like he saw it yesterday. We always have so much fun talking about how Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels finished, keep laughing about Brat Pitt’s accent in Snatch, keep thinking about what the hell happened in Revolver and keep listening to Rock’n Rolla’s soundtrack.
I think Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and Rock’n rolla are his best movies so far. Revolver was really confusing, and some think it’s his worst work, but you just have to watch it a few times to really understand what it’s about. You can’t understand Revolver by seeing it once, that’s just impossible.
One of the things I really love about Guy Ritchie and his movies, is that he doesn’t make them all Hollywoody, he doesn’t want all the Academy and Golden Globe Awards for them. He doesn’t create movies to create a masterpiece, he just does what he’s best at, makes movies that are based on the life around him. There are many English filmmakers who make movies in the same style as Ritchie, but nobody has ever been so successful. What’s the best thing in his movies that no other person can capture as well as he does? The conversations and dialogues. Some may not agree with me, but there is no other movie, American or British, which has the conversations as amusing, witty, natural and bad-ass as Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.And the soundtrack? Ritchie’s has the best music in his movies than any other film I’ve seen.
Some think that if you want to be thought of as a real movie lover, you have to like movies like Once Upon a Time In America, American Beauty, Casablanca and all those classic that I, personally, can’t find really interesting. In my opinion, Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels shouldn’t have only a cult following, but should be thought of a classic in the history of films. And Guy Ritchie should be a legend in a few years.