It was a narrow window on Saturday afternoon, but we couldn’t miss the screening of “Brash Young Turks“ at the BFI Southbank, with never ending stalls of FOOD FOOD FOOD…yum!
It’s very easy to assume that this was another one of those gritty grime movies, but we was mistaken as this was a step up in a BIG way. The excellent production, plot and cinematography left us desperately intrigued about what happens with the trio.
As always with any future-super-crime movie, there were a few funny moments, as well as daunting ones. The main guy to watch out for is Paul Chiedozie who plays Terrell Mackintosh, who’s charisma of being the slick, mastermind character behind the “Brash Young Turks” and we can’t forget Charlie Macgechan, who plays Dave the psychopath and possessive member of the group. Indeed, his role in this movie is sure to open doors to more roles in the ever evolving world of British Film. Kimberley Marren‘s seductive role as the Shaz was given a more British twist that differs from Margot Robbie’s role in “Wolf of Wall Street”. However, despite these strongly, confident individuals with a mastermind on getting their way by-all-means-necessary, their sly ways places them not only to a point of vulnerability of themselves as humans, but also on the firing line.
Then it’s Mackintosh’s love interest Mia, played by Melissa Latouche, who displays her teenage dreams of being responsible and falling in love at sixteen, whilst in the turmoil of being neglected in a London care home. At first she’s seen as seductive, which isn’t really her fault (as you know worryingly most teens dress wayyy to older than there age) then later on in the movie she becomes wiser and more of an adult.
The Mahmood Brothers did very well with their 3rd debut under their Trailblazer empire. We all know how British gangster movies are always like, but in era of technology, “Brash Young Turks” represents the speed of getting rich, whilst knocking a few errors as well as the slow pace of disappointment and new starts. It’s arguable to say that it represents the new generation of youth who rise from the underground. They are not taking their circumstances for an answer and if they’re want something, they’re going to get it – even if it means spitting in your face.