#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Lone group of teens, led by recently released joyrider and his disenchanted Belfast girlfriend, strives to leave their mark on “a British city in the near future” while attempting to avoid a rival gang. Scenes of joyriding and ram-raiding, which attempt to portray the addictiveness of fast driving whilst also showing the downside (the effect on the community and ultimately death)
Plot: A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass’ sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, it’s a business, but for Billy and Jo, it’s a labour of love. As the competition between Tommy and Billy grows more fierce, the stakes become higher and the “shopping” trips increasingly risky.
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Bargain bin material
Billy(Jude Law, managing to add a second and even third dimension to the character, on occasion) has just been released from prison, and he immediately jacks a car and takes it ram-raiding(driving through shop display windows, and then stealing some of the goods). He’s joined by Jo(Sadie Frost, who plays video games during car chases). They’ve given up getting a regular life. Because why bother?
I doubt very many people still think about this movie. So I’ll start by saying why I’m even bothering reviewing it. I remain fascinated by the work of Paul W. S. Anderson. “The Sight” is now the only thing that he has written and/or directed that I haven’t watched yet. If you adjust your expectations, everything he’s made is watchable, but, outside of brief, inspired segments, never more than that. The fact that people continue to watch, on purpose… I suppose it’s possible that, for most people, it’s just that, like me, they find it difficult to look away. We want to see what bad idea he’s going to embrace next. I don’t think he’s beyond learning from his mistakes, though I do feel he tends to pick up at least two bad habits to every good one.
I really appreciate that clearly this has empathy for the troubled youth it depicts. So many of these stories embrace the concept of “scared straight”. Too few of them try to empathize, to listen. There are a lot of displays of excellent cinematography and editing. Clearly, there was a vision for this. The fact that it’s patched together from A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner and Brazil doesn’t have to be a problem. No, the reason that it is, is a lack of understanding of why those films made those decisions. This has significantly less to say than those do.
This features a lot of property damage(honestly it gets quite tedious to look at), strong language, a little tense and disturbing violence, and brief sexuality. I recommend it only to people who identify with the leads, or who wanna see the earliest work of the guy who made the first Mortal Kombat flick. 5/10.
Let’s go $hopping!
1994’s “Shopping” (stylized as “$hopping”) is a movie that I first came across during the late-night cable hours as an impressionable 10- or 11-year-old growing up in the mid-1990s. Of course, due to the fact that I was such an impressionable young child growing up at that time, my parents were keen to keep me away from “Shopping,” a film with a futuristic, industrial-heavy aesthetic that appeared to glamorize auto theft, ram-raiding and unsavory, Adrenalin-addicted thrill-seeking young car thieves. (And not so surprisingly, this helped the film to generate a controversy in the United Kingdom for supposedly glamorizing criminal, anti-social behavior.)
“Shopping” is mostly remembered for being a noteworthy early film credit for its two leads, as well as being the directorial debut of a then-29-year-old Brit named Paul Anderson (who now goes by “Paul W.S. Anderson” to avoid confusion with American filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson). Paul Anderson would later gain worldwide recognition just one year later for his American film debut, “Mortal Kombat” (1995), which is a film I love to death and to this day I still consider it to be the greatest film adaptation of a video game.
“Shopping” is a stylish, yet promising debut for Anderson, whose career has since been a wildly mixed bag of occasional high points (“Mortal Kombat,” “Event Horizon,” “Resident Evil”) and several missteps (“Soldier,” “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” and virtually every “Resident Evil” sequel he’s directed, pretty much).
“Shopping,” nonetheless, showcases what would later become Anderson trademarks: excellent set design and cinematography, fast-paced direction, and a wall-to-wall soundtrack with an industrial/techno vibe to it (Orbital’s “Halycon + On + On,” which is featured in the film several times, appears to be a personal favorite of Anderson’s, since the song was also played near the end of his later “Mortal Kombat”). “Shopping” is set sometime in the not-too-distant future in London, and centers around the so-called “sport” of “shopping” – stealing high-priced cars and then ramming them through department store windows, looting them, and then evading the police.
Billy (Jude Law) is probably the most notorious of these young, early 20-something ram-raiding punks. He, along with his casual love interest, the video game-loving Jo (Sadie Frost, Law’s future real-life wife), hit the streets (and stores) after he gets released from prison at the beginning of the film after doing three months for auto theft. Although it doesn’t take long for Billy to fall back into old habits once released, his “shopping sprees” are becoming more and more ambitious, and reckless, as his targets become bigger and bigger. As the stakes rise and his notoriety grows, it catches the attention of his old rival Tommy (Sean Pertwee, an Anderson regular), for whom the sport of “shopping” is a business, since Tommy makes money selling off the goods he steals. For Billy, it’s nothing more than an Adrenalin rush that he claims is better than any drug and is to a degree (for him, at least), an art-form. So it inevitably sets the two of them down a path toward a head-on collision.
“Shopping” is a stylish and ambitious debut feature from Paul Anderson that established many of his trademarks – most notably his love for industrial music, and this film revels in its striking industrial-futuristic ambiance – but also shows his weaknesses, namely weak characterization, spotty writing and story. His non-written directorial works (“Mortal Kombat,” “Event Horizon,” and even the hokey “Soldier”) were better showcases for Anderon’s strengths as a director because he didn’t have screen-writing credits attached to these pictures, but instead worked because of his stylish, fast-paced direction. Here, Jude Law and Sadie Frost give stellar and enthusiastic performances in roles for which they were young and relatively unknown to American audiences (at the time), and have since become more widely known.
Watching “Shopping” for the first time since I was a child, it’s an impressive debut from Paul W.S. Anderson, in spite of his flaws (of which there are many), and is something that can happen with any early effort from any director.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 27 min (87 min) (USA), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (Argentina)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer Paul W.S. Anderson
Actors Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Sean Pertwee
Country United Kingdom, Japan
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 3,006 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm