RRR: Rise Roar Revolt Review

Director: S.S. Rajamouli

Writers: Vijayendra Prasad (story) Sai Madhav Burra (Telugu dialogue) Madhan Karky (Tamil dialogue)

Stars: N.T. Rama Rao Jr. Ram Charan. Ajay Devgn

Oh, this seems like it’ll be epic as hell. The tickets for it were three times more expensive than a regular ticket. I couldn’t use my unlimited plan, but I did see it in the RPX theater, which means even the seats felt like they were going to. It was worth it because, by God, does this movie give you your money’s worth for three hours of solid bone-cracking, face-punching, and motorcycle-throwing action. I wasn’t exactly sure how this movie was going to open.

So suddenly we have Ray Stevenson and Allison Duty there, paying a tribe for a song. Our other lead is Ram, who the government puts in charge of finding out who has to save the young girl, and he’s the best in the police force, hence why we first see him taking on thousands of rioters single-handedly, even when they all jump on him in a pile.

When we go inside the pile, one cop goes, “Those writers were scary, and the captain’s like, but he scares me more.” But really, the movie is a bromance. As the two meet and become friends, they see a train catch fire, which is about to land on a kid. They save the kid, do a mid-air handshake, fall in the water, and continue with their actions.

All of this happens before the title screen, which comes in about 30 minutes into the movie. Part of it is this pretty funny movie about these two guys’ friendship, not knowing each other’s secrets, and Rom even helps beam out with his love interest by putting nails on the road to give the girl a flat tire, and he’s like, “See, go talk to her.” I love the part where they go to her high school party and where the others go full preposterous and challenge our heroes to a dance-off where they continue with their oldest catch.

It’s grotesque, so we’ll be having some fun in these scenes, but it’s still a violent ass movie. Like then cutting to beam’s big plan, driving a truck right into the mansion to save the girl, and then unleashing hordes of wild animals into the crowd to rip them all to shreds.

This part with the animals is only halfway into the movie, but it uses its running time wisely as we see a lot of flashbacks and motivations of the various characters, and even some twists and turns are revealed. Our heroes are freaking cool, and they work well together, like when one’s legs are broken, so he has to sit on the other’s shoulders while still kicking people’s asses, climbing watchtowers, and swinging off of lights.

Ray Stevenson and Allison Duty are having a ball in this, as Stevenson goes the full evil-spitting, mustache-twirling villain and Allison Duty is the kind of cartoonish you’d see in a low-budget 80s sword and sorcery movie. The music is also awesome and they come in at these great moments too, like if there’s a scene from the Passion of the Christ or Braveheart, only if the lead gets through it by song.

The movie never ceases to surprise you. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, someone will use a motorcycle as a sword, then launch it in the air, set it on fire like a flaming cannonball, and sweet it lands in the room with all the explosives. I love this movie. If you go to the theaters this weekend, you’ll have a blast with this film that is a smorgasbord of over-the-top fight sequences.

rather brutal ass violence It has a cool set of characters and great music. I’m giving this an A. It’s a real theatrical experience and a true action epic, and we’ve got some other movies coming up this weekend too. Stick around for our reviews of Win a Trip to Brown Town and Pinocchio, a True Story. See you next time.

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