(Revolver Opening Title Sequence)
After Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch (love Mickey, but Lock Stock is the superior movie), Guy Ritchie durst spectacularly with his Madonna-starring remake of Swept Away (which, at 5% recommended on RT, was even more universally reviled than Lady in the Water and The Number 23).
We haven’t heard much from him since, when he was presumably helping his wife with her British accent and telling his sister Nicole to stop being so much of a whore. Here he’s back with Revolver, his first film set in the states, starring Jason “Moy naime is Chev Chelios…” Statham, Ray Liotta, André “3000” Benjamin, and Vincent “Gaping Vagina” Pastore. It looks like he’s ripping off Usual Suspects instead of Tarantino this time. According to IMDB, Harvey Keitel, Vinnie Jones, and Mickey Rourke all turned down roles. (And Guy Ritchie is dyslexic)
Apparently, this has been out for two years in the rest of the world, but is set for limited release in the U.S. December 7th (To commemorate the 56th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, perhaps?). Reviews like, "I can’t remember another time in my film-watching career where I sincerely hated a movie … one of the worst films ever made," probably had something to do with the delay.