Layer Cake

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by MaskedManJRK, May 19, 2006.

  1. MaskedManJRK Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    9,194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Me and my dad just finished watching it, and I thought it was amazing--a stark, realistic portrayal of a low-level middleman forced into an extraordinary situation and making him into a high-level middleman.

    I never saw Daniel Craig in a movie until this, and now I'm definately sold on him as Bond--he's a hell of an actor.

    Plus, the transporter guy in Star Trek: The Next Generation is in it, which gives it instant cool points in my book.

    The only problem I had with it was that the diologue was sometimes too fast and the slang used in it made it difficult to understand, but hopefully it will be easier to understand over multiple showings.

    All and all, a good, solid gangster flick. :up:

    What's everyone's thoughts on the movie?
     
  2. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    12,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    It was ok. Not as good as the the movies Vaughn has produced. Although i think Daniel Craig is going to surprise the nay-sayers as bond.
     
  3. logansoldcigar Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    8,976
    Likes Received:
    0
    i thought it was great, and i think in time Matt Vaughn is going to go down as a great director. What impresses me is that in his first movie as a director, he refused to let sony push him around. the ending is the one he wanted. they told him not to film it, he did anyway, and they found it tested best.

    I really suspect that after I see X3, Im going to be thinking "I would love to have seen what Vaughn would have done with it
     
  4. Armand Z Trip Recalcitrant

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    2,199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Absolutely. Layer Cake was a brilliant film, nothing new story wise, but just the way it was done was so amazing. Craig, Daniel Craig. I had no idea Vaughn had to fight to keep the ending, more power to him.
     
  5. logansoldcigar Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    8,976
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah, its on the commentary with the deleted scenes (only commentary I ever heard,. forgot to turn it off)
     
  6. aaron bullet in your face

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    15,120
    Likes Received:
    0
    i love layer cake, almost as good as lock, stock and snatch :D
     
  7. DACrowe Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2000
    Messages:
    30,766
    Likes Received:
    615
    It was okay. It tried way TOO HARD to be the next Snatch. But Snatch is a very good movie that knows what it is doing and is not just a mere imitation. And while Craig is a good character actor he was boring and uncharismatic in this movie and that would explain why there is such an apathy when he dies at the end.

    It was a good way to kill a couple of hours though.
     
  8. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Messages:
    83,625
    Likes Received:
    1
    Great movie.
     
  9. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    0
    I absolutely love this film. You have to see it 3-4 times to understand everything. The acting is great, and the direction is simply fantastic.
     
  10. unknownuser nuʞuoʍunsǝɹ

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    5,330
    Likes Received:
    0
    Layer Cake is a fantastic movie :up:
     
  11. Lemonhead Conscience is a Killer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    0
    I absolutely adore the final sixty seconds.
     
  12. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    0
    Michael Gambon was great in this film to, and George Harris was insanely cool:

    [​IMG]
    ''TEN YEARS! TEN ****ING YEARS!!!''

    :D:up:
     
  13. I SEE SPIDEY Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    54,614
    Likes Received:
    3
    I thought that the movie was okay but the I didn't like the lead character, he was a whinney wimp.
     
  14. Dynasty Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    ^^ agreed i had heard the hype sourounding this movie, went in with high expectations and was dissapointed.

    Layer Cake.... 4/10
     
  15. Carmine Falcone So it goes.

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    19,576
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had high expectations, and the movie lived up to them. Now that I've seen it 4 times, and understand everything I rate it 9/10, maybe it deserves a bit higher to.
     
  16. Holly Goodhead Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    31,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    He gets shot at the very end.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"