And I was very impressed by the quality of GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS. Itís a fast paced drama/action film that has characters you care about and a story thatís involving. Elijah Wood does a good job of shedding his Frodo ways. He plays the innocent-turned hardcore guy perfectly to the point that you actually believe heís changing as a person. Another very bright spot for the film is Charlie Hunnam. The guy can act and he has a great screen presence. You can brag you read it here first: the guyís going to be a big star some day. Ok, well maybe you realized that when you saw NICHOLAS NICKLEBY...or not.
I did have a problem with his sisterís husband (Marc Warren). His character was never fully developed and the director relied too heavily on him to pull the ending together. He spent half the movie being an afterthought and then he was a featured player. Aside from that, the director did a great job. She kept the story going and managed to film the fights in a way that kept the tensions high, but didnít gross out the audience.
Green Street deserves a much better showing on DVD than it received in the theater. It has a great cast, a great director and a good story. I found myself very involved in the world of football firms, even though itís something I canít relate to in America. Thatís a testament to the quality of the script and the director. Overall, I think most people that donít mind a little blood and violence will enjoy this film.
ĒOne BloodĒ music video: I donít usually comment on music videos, but this song is pretty good and well worth a viewing if you enjoyed the soundtrack.
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