Ford On Film

Chronicles of a silver screen addict

Mark Kermode’s Incredible Entourage Rant

I’ve been a fan of Mark Kermode’s for a long, long time. Along with his endless knowledge and unpretentious take on film, I love Mark Kermode’s work for the same reason as everyone else; his beautifully entertaining rants. While a rare occasion (perhaps it’s fair to say he’s mellowed out somewhat over the years), when he does see a film he hates, he really lets you know about it.

In the past, Kermode has furiously torn into such stinkers as Revolver (“I feel sorry for Guy RItchie…he has to wake up tomorrow and think ‘I made Revolver'”), Pain and Gain (“a voidlike abyss of blackness”) and, most famously of all, Sex and the City 2 (“consumerist pornography”). Now, with the release of Entourage: The Movie, Kermode may have done himself. Starting the review with, “It’s no surprise. I do hate it” and only going downhill from there, Kermode tears into the film, describing it as “pornographic, consumerist, hate-filled piece of propaganda”, a “foul, soul-sucking, horrible vacuum of vile emptiness”, and, most damning of all, “Compared to this, Sex and the City 2 is a call to arms for the dispossessed masses of the world”.

It’s a thing of rare beauty. Mark Kermode is possibly the greatest living film critic, and his review of Entourage is yet another sign that nobody is as passionate, eloquent, and bloody hilarious as him.

By Harry J. Ford


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