Director Guy Ritchie and Actor Jason Statham Team Up for Espionage Thriller “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Director Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham team up again for espionage thriller 'Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre' with impressive action set pieces and a standout performance by Aubrey Plaza.
Ritchie’s latest caper film provides an engaging and stylish thriller
Director Guy Ritchie and actor Jason Statham have teamed up once again for the espionage thriller “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre.” Statham, who has been a regular in Ritchie’s films since “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” plays invincible spy Orson Fortune, who is tasked with retrieving a valuable item called The Handle from Greg Simmons, played by Hugh Grant.
Ritchie, known for his slick and stylish filmmaking, delivers once again with “Operation Fortune.” The film is fast-paced and globe-trotting, with Mission Impossible-like iterations that keep audiences engaged from start to finish. The action set pieces are impressive, but it’s the convoluted instincts of the thriller that really make it stand out.
Despite its formulaic plot, “Operation Fortune” is elevated by its strong cast. Statham is the guiding star of the film, effortlessly slipping into the role of Orson Fortune. Grant plays his character with a cocky accent, but it’s Aubrey Plaza’s performance as tech wizard Sarah Fidel that steals the show. Her trademark deadpan delivery injects a much-needed cynicism into the film, and her scenes are some of the most memorable.
Ritchie’s script, co-written with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, weaves together a series of international assignments that demand a playful yet glamorous bunch of people beside Orson Fortune. The film is surprisingly not bowed down by its own version of machismo, and it’s a refreshing take on the spy thriller genre.
A panache-filled and entertaining ride
“Operation Fortune” is a panache-filled and entertaining ride, with Ritchie pulling together the loose and silly ends of the film with a hard-to-resist efficiency. The film doesn’t waste time building up to its opening sequence, diving headlong into the action from the start. The result is a fast-paced thrill ride that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.
The film’s title, “Ruse de Guerre,” translates to “war trick” in English, and it’s an apt description for the film’s plot. Orson Fortune and his team use a series of clever tricks and tactics to outsmart their opponents and retrieve The Handle. It’s a fun and engaging premise that keeps audiences guessing until the very end.
A promising start to a potential franchise
If “Operation Fortune” is successful, it could be the start of a potential franchise. The film ends on a note that leaves the door open for future adventures with Orson Fortune and his team. It will be interesting to see where Ritchie takes the franchise next, and whether he can continue to deliver the same level of style and entertainment that he brings to “Operation Fortune.”
“Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” is a stylish and engaging thriller that showcases the talents of director Guy Ritchie and actor Jason Statham. The film is fast-paced, entertaining, and filled with clever tricks and tactics that keep audiences engaged from start to finish. If you’re a fan of spy thrillers or just looking for a fun and exciting ride, “Operation Fortune” is definitely worth checking out.