Monday, November 07, 2005
The man who will be our new James Bond, Daniel Craig, starred in the recently released to DVD Euro-smash-hit "Layer Cake."
Layer Cake is almost an ordinary euro-heist flick. In the realm of modern-classic euro-heist films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch only a bit grittier. It is much better than the forgettable American poser heist flicks like Oceans 11/12, The Score, The Big Hit and Confidence. Layer Cake is NOT ordinary. It is sharp, twisted, engrossing and thrilling.
Layer Cake is beautifully photographed. Everything about this movie visually is stunning with one exception: Daniel Craig's pocked up face. He looks like a more charming, but equally ugly euro-version of Anthony Michael Hall (the older one).
It's story is a convoluted, but that may be due to the extremely hard to understand Brit-speak, which I never got used to. Actually, this added to the charm of Layer Cake, similar to the charm of Brad Pitt's character in Snatch.
My favorite character in Layer Cake was Daniel Craig's sidekick Morti. Morti, the ex-con bash-man stole the movie with his hard-core personality and easy going yet brutal nature despite having only two or three lines.
I was totally transfixed on this film. Give this one a shot.