Monday, 23 May 2011
Oh no hang on, sorry, I was thinking of Mesrine. Let me start again.
European crime thriller Angels Of Evil is out this Friday. It's the true story of a violent but charming bank robber, kidnapper and murderer who becomes bizarrely elevated to rock star status by an adoring public in his own country. He spends an awful lot of time in jail but becomes adept at breaking out of it in order to carry on a string of doomed relationships and visit his doting parents. The film stretches across a time period that fashion forgot, featuring some alarming '70s and '80s clothes and hair and an array of amusing moustaches, and the pumping soundtrack, hyperactive editing and handsome, charismatic lead actor romanticise the antihero to uncomfortable levels but undeniably add to the entertainment value of the film. It's really quite average.