Mumbles and One-Two are smalltime crooks who are part of the Wild Bunch gang that roam the city of London. They’re trying to climb up the ladder but when a real estate deal falls through they find themselves owing the local mob boss Lenny Cole a ton of money. Luckily One-Two has a nice thing going on with mob accountant Stella who informs him of an upcoming money transport which would solve all his problems if he robs it. What they don’t know, however, is that the money is owned by a Russian developer who wants to give it to Lenny in order to buy off some government officials so he can continue with his building plans.
Meanwhile, the Russian has given Lenny a good luck painting as a sign of good faith but only moments after it’s hung up in Lenny’s office, it gets stolen by rock singer Johnny Quid who was presumed dead…
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is as you would expect from a Blu-ray release very good with excellent level of detail, sharp images overall, good contrast and no compression errors.
The TrueHD soundtrack does its job nicely as well with good use of the surround channels although the focus is more on the front speakers for dialogue.
– Audio commentary track
– Added Scene
– Blokes, Birds and Backhanders: Inside RocknRolla
– Guy’s Town
Pretty interesting stuff although not really much in quantity
RocknRolla is the latest movie by Guy Ritchie who got famous with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Just like in those two films we again get a storyline that filled with strange characters and outrageously weird plot twists but unlike before this time it’s not as interesting to watch.
Many of the twists feel unnatural and forced while the rest of the storyline contains too little depth to keep the viewer interested. Also several plot lines are unfinished by the time the movie ends and this makes the movie feel unfinished. Maybe that’s why Guy Ritchie decided to end the film with stating another movie will be coming called “The Real RocknRolla” although we can wonder whether that one will really ever come to exist.
As a Blu-ray release, Warner has done what is necessary to bring a technically exellent package together. Image and sound are very good and also the extras (although a bit thin in quantity) are quite decent.