As most of you know who read the Blazing Minds blog I love films and if you’ve followed me around the many social networks you will know that I review films for my local cinema (Apollo/Vue Cinema), well now that has advanced and I’ve been noticed!
I have been lucky enough lately to be chosen to review some films before their cinema and/or DVD releases and this review today is for one of those moves.
A little while back you may have seen me post up the trailer for upcoming British thriller I Against I, well now’s the time for the review of that very film, so keep reading to see what I think of the film.
I Against I – Blazing Minds Film Review
Now let me just say that I Against I, is a British thriller and it’s nice to see that here in the UK we can produce some amazing movies and thrillers and dramas seem to be the ones that we excel at and I Against I is no exception.
It’s the story of two men who have 12 hours to kill each other in a heart stopping game of cat and mouse, but, unknown to them they are being manipulated and their time is running out.
I Against I is set in the seedy, nocturnal, underworld in London, Tommy Carmichael, the boss of a London criminal family is murdered in cold blood. His son Joseph (Mark Womack) is desperate for answer and somebody needs to pay for his father’s death. Issac (Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson) and Ian (Kenny Doughty) are the lead suspects in Carmichael’s murder as both were caught on CCTV leaving his office.
The two are now locked in a nightmare of murder, betrayal and jealousy as they fight for everything that is most important to them, but, when a rather sinister third-party gets involved and complicates matters, an explosive end to their situation might be the only option.
2 Men, 12 Hours, 1 Must Die!
I am a big fan of British made thrillers and this one has had me in the grips of the excitement and intrigue of the characters throughout its entire 84 minutes running time, it’s both gripping and exiting as well as sometimes shocking with its style of film making, the film is very dark noir, fast paced and quite a few twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Directors Mark Cripps, David Ellison and James Marquand have all done a superb job with the gritty feeling that I Against I has, it’s one of those films that truly does have you on the edge of your seat, it’s camera work, lighting and overall production bring you in to the world of these characters and have you gunning for them as they go through their twisted game of cat and mouse.
Overall Thoughts For I Against I
If you want something gritty and home-grown this is certainly the film for you, with its fast pace and violent scenes, I Against I won’t appeal to everyone, but if like me you love British cinema and tire of the Superhero, Fantasy, RomComs and all the Reboots then this is certainly going to be one for you. Go and see it and get engulfed in the film like I did
I Against I is released in selected cinemas from the 10th August, so check local listings for details.
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