Wild at Heart and weird on top
- Jan 30, 2011
Hey, I saw that one too yesterday!RRR (aka Rise Roar Revolt)
First time I've watched an Indian film. Fully watched it I mean, not seen clips on youtube. Man, this shit is wild. It's basically a what-if story about two revolutionaries who historically never met, but what if they did? It's kind of silly at times, and pretty over the top at all times, but I had a great time with. The thing I actually liked best is that this movie has zero chill. The heroes are the most unflappably heroic, capable of the most ludicrous feats. The villains the most mustache-twirlingly evil. The emotions are the biggest feels. The songs the most on the nose. The dance numbers the danciest. And the action scenes are just these extravagant spectacles, and honestly the price of admission by themselves. Maybe a bit too overlong at 3 hours, sometimes felt like they could've trimmed some fat to improve pacing, but not a dealbreaker.
Also, it has this
It was a lot of fun. Indian action movies are just wild, man. Three hours long, some of the most baroque action sequences you see outside of a John Woo flick and of course full of singing and dancing. I'm actually surprised that none of these directors, Rajamouli in particular, have been poached by Hollywood to direct some superhero movie or Fast and the Furious installment yet.
I wasn't a fan of some of the overt patriotism in it. I don't like that sort of thing when the Americans do it either. But at least the nationalist sentiment in this was mostly directed against the British Empire who are, if nothing else, a deserving target. Needs a sequel where Ram and Bheem travel to Britain to kill Winston Churchill.