Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Haven't blogged in a little bit, but that's alright I guess.

Well anyway, I've watched the two Mesrine movies recently and they're utterly brilliant. Mesrine was a famous French criminal in around the 60s and 70s (Though the back of the DVD box says 70s and 80s, he died in 1979...) . The first movie goes through the lead up to his life of crime and a good few bank robberies, hold-ups and such. The second one is pretty much all about him breaking out of prisons and robbing banks. The two parts are about two hours each, but the time really flies. This really is the best gangster movie(s) I've ever seen.

One kinda weird thing though, between the two parts, the actor who plays Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) gets really fat. I can't decide if this was intended or not. Fair enough it's a story that spans around 15 - 20 years, but still.

If anyone wants to check them out, Part 1 is called Killer Instinct and Part 2 is called Public Enemy Number 1.

That's about it for now


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