Fail, fail, fail, fail, succeed


Alright, I’m going out on a limb here – for the sheer density of absolute balls-to-the-wall thrills and spectacle, this might be the most entertaining movie ever made.

Writer-director S. S. Rajamouli’s Telugu-language 2022 epic RRR (Rise, Roar, Revolt) is about two India freedom fighters rising up against British colonialism in the 1920s. It’s streaming on Netflix, I heard about on Joe Dante and Josh Olsen’s film podcast, “Movies That Made Me.”

Holy fuck – I don’t even know where to begin. How about here: it’s three hours long and seems like thirty minutes. You don’t want it to end.

Classic mythic storyline involving the oppressed rising up against their oppressors, incredible fight sequences, CGI used for maximum delight, singing, dancing, beautiful set/costume design, two blindingly charismatic lead actors, and some very evil antagonists. I probably left something out, but you get the idea.

If you can, just watch it. If you’re not entertained, check your pulse. You must be dead.