I have to admit I’m a little confused about the British film industry at the moment, or at least the more commercial side of it. Currently we only seem to be able to produce wedding comedies and movies about irredeemable criminal assholes.
The Fall Of The Essex Boys fits squarely in the latter category, telling the true story of the run up to the Rettendon Triple Murders of three drug dealers in Essex in 1995. It’s a crime that seems to have a strange hold on some people as this is the fourth movie made about the events surrounding it, following Essex Boys, Rise of the Footsoldier and Bonded by Blood. Quite why this crime has created a mini industry of films, books and even merchandise is a bit of a mystery, because in the annals of murder, the demise of three impressively scummy drug dealers is amongst the least worth getting exercised about. [Read more…]