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Superbly successful exercise in cynical marketing to the moronic,
This review is from: Football Factory (Special Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
Here's a film that reflects several of the worst traits in human nature and then wallows obscenely in them for cheap thrills.
It is either horrendously ill-judged (my hope) or an appallingly nasty attempt to benefit financially from the naive and execrable underclass who slavishly inhabit the world of football (which is, unfortunately, my suspicion).
After watching it I struggled to find anything about it that was redeeming in any way. I couldn't believe such a serious subject had been handled so irresponsibly. I checked with friends, in case I'd missed the point, but it seems that this really was "all there is".
Certainly in some ways Danny Dyer gets his (un-repentant) come-uppance but there is a fine line between telling things "as they are" and endorsing them. Football factory teeters on that line then stumbles over it, purely because of the very last scene. Sadly this film sends out the message that it's ok to be a violent thug with no remorse and no intention of changing because that makes you a cheeky "mockney", rogue.
This nasty little turd of a movie was a limited theatrical release which then slithered it's way into the mass conciousness as a cynical, seasonal DVD release spreading like a nasty cold over the Christmas period. Most of it's sales were directly targetted by the industry to be a "stocking-filler" bought for football fans by unsuspecting partners, family or friends.
Utterly vile with no redemption , no depth and little or no value.
A plague upon all your houses, to be honest :(