operation fortune ruse
Guy Ritchie’s “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” is a strangely limp affair, considering the loaded cast (Jason Statham, Hugh Grant, Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes), the glamorous international locations (Madrid! Morocco! Cannes!), and the general fun of a high-speed chase to track down a MacGuffin of potentially world-ending proportions. But something’s missing—stakes, for one. Nothing is on the line. Ritchie’s story style usually involves messing about with structure and linearity, twisting up the format with feints, and flashbacks, all powered by fast-paced, witty snarky dialogue. None of that is really in evidence in “Operation Fortune.” The characters never take shape, not even as caricatures. There are elements of parody, but “Operation Fortune” is not broad enough to be a spoof. It’s weirdly empty.
Jason Statham plays Orson Fortune, an in-demand operative called in by the British government on occasion to execute difficult tasks of national importance. But then Orson appears, and he seems like an average laconic-speaking action hero. He boards multiple planes throughout, enduring long international flights with no sign of phobia. So many missed possibilities for humor! Why set up the phobia and then not show it at all?
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Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre
After a year of back and forth with the release date, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre is finally premiering in theaters across the United States, on March 3, 2023
What is missing overall is eccentricity. The characters in “Operation Fortune” are generic by comparison. The spy team’s interactions lack the sizzle of conflict, even humor. J.J. is nondescript. Sara is supposed to be nerdy and awkward (but only intermittently), the kind of person who tries and fails to crack jokes. When no one laughs, she explains the joke. This happens multiple times but doesn’t coalesce into a “bit.” Plaza spends most of the film staring at a computer screen, a waste of one of the most talented actresses working today. These are all funny actors, but nobody gets to be funny.
Excepting Josh Hartnett. His is the only real character arc in “Operation Fortune.” Every time he’s onscreen, the mood lightens. Danny is constantly in giddy confusion, tongue-tied and terrified, out of his element and depth. His journey leads to a coda sparking with welcome cynicism. Danny feels like the central character, but unfortunately, he is peripheral, a sidekick to the blah spies staring at computer screens.
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