Attack of the Angry British Men
01.28.09 by REELZ
Watch out Yanks: The Brits are back, and they're pissed. Tired of being portrayed on the big screen as either stammering fops (Hugh Grant),
oafish hams (Rowan
Atkinson), effete villains (Jeremy Irons),
or prancing prettyboys (Jude Law, Orlando Bloom,
Rhys Meyers -- we could spend hours on this category alone), a new crop of raging
anti-heros have emerged from the United Kingdom to obliterate such crude stereotypes
once and for all. The latest evidence of this is the new release Taken,
starring the UK's
own Liam Neeson as an ex-spy who exacts violent revenge on the kidnappers who
unwisely abducted his daughter.
In honor of this welcome movie trend, we present
our salute to the bad boys of British cinema.