No Answers, No Quetions, You Accept It And Move On Maybe That's Lesson Number Three.
17th April 2011
Its that blo&dy case! - The fascinating thing about Ronin is everyone, (the Irish, the Russians, the bunch of, 'Ronins,') seem to be chasing this case and the thing is you never find out what was in that case. Amusingly the case is constantly changing hands! Yet as lesson three goes : 'No answers, no questions, you accept it and move on.'
Sam, played by Di-Nero says to Irish Deidre early on : 'Lady I never Walk Into A Place I Don't Know How To Get Out Of.' Being made in 1998 we are entertained, (which is one way of putting it) by Sean Bean who was flavour of the moment. He, along with some others forms a crack squad who's objective is to steal the case off a bunch of crooks in a nutshell.
After the first gun fight, (which is following the purchase of a load of guns) its quite funny how over excited Mr Bean gets : - 'Go on have some,' as he lets his machine gun rip and then he goes on to say back in the car when speeding a away - 'Almost a bit of raspberry and jam back there!'
Bean leaves the proceedings early on being exposed as some sort of liar, (and a fool!) Sam also comes up with a good quote after being asked : 'Did you ever kill anybody?' -'I hurt someones' feelings once.'
The action moves from Paris to Nice and then back to Paris. There are really great shoot ups and fantastic car chases, (with hand break turns! - Apparently a lot of cars were written off during filming!) During the last set of car chases : Both cars go the wrong way down a tunnel, adeptly dodging all on coming cars. There's a funny moment when Mcgregor finally puts his seat belt on! The viewer really gets value for money. Gregor betrays the others, (as does Deidre later) and as mentioned earlier we are following mostly Gregor and cast for that case.
Heat is a better film than Ronin, (although the car chases and gun firing scenes are better in Ronin). In Heat there are better quotes and its at a deeper level. Although having said that there are deep friendships in Ronin too. Two of the best quotes are from Sam : 'Whenever there is no doubt, there is no doubt,' that is the first thing they teach you.' 'All good things come to those who wait.'