I cant give you exact examples of how hes was tryin too hard! but the feel of the whole movie implies so! You gotta admit it doesnt come near the standard of LSnTSB or Snatch!
You’re right, it surpasses them.
While Revolver was a terrible film, (cinematography was decent though!) at least Ritchie took the risk of being called a pretentious twat.
Smoking Aces is a safe, cynical and utterly inept rehash of films we’ve seen before.
If you want to see a good, “tarantino-esque” (although its a bit more michael mannish) film thats come out lately I suggest the highly under-rated ‘Layer Cake’ - great Direction, acting, plot, sound-track and visuals - the total package.
I still don’t know how people think Revolver is terrible.
For Smokin’ Aces, meh, like I said, I think it will be an entertaining film. Layer Cake is very good, it’s like the British version of The Departed, although it came out before…still very good.
Too each his own.