I regard myself as someone who knows quite a lot about the Kray twins (Ronnie & Reggie). I was first interested in them after watching the first Krays movie, and throughout the years I have read many books about them, and watched many documentaries, so this was a movie I had to watch.
Personally this movie is totally useless if you wanted to learn anything about the history of the Kray twins, simply because, as we experience a lot of nowadays, Rise of the Krays must be seen as a easy cash cow for the makers of the movie based around the notoriety of these twin brothers. A quick buck.
With the movie title using the words “rise of the” I honestly thought it was going to be much more directed towards their younger life (an interesting thought), seeing as the original Kray movie covered their life already from the point of being young lads just getting started out in the gangster lifestyle.
So with the above in mind, I would suggest if you have not watched the original Krays movie, you should do that before viewing this.
Now putting that all aside, the movie was a really enjoyable Continue reading