At one point in time I did say that Samuel L. Jackson was one of our best actors (1995). But then he decided to be in every single movie ever made playing the same character over and over. He ruined the movie for me. I have watched the battle in the church, and the making of the battle, where they show you the cuts now about 20 times.
I will watch this over and over again, happily. Its incredible too see Colin Firth, the stereotypical charm exuding, bumbling brit turned into a bad ass bitch. I barely have the words to explain how I feel about it. If you take yourself incredibly seriously then I wouldn't bother with this film because its simply too amazingly ridiculous for you, and that, i'm afraid, is your loss. (cont. in comments)
Yes, yes, it's all very post-modern and self-consciously politically incorrect blah blah blah and I'm fine with that if the film shows a modicum of intelligence. But this really did come across to me as an unpleasantly reactionary piece of work, some nice design and action pieces notwithstanding.