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Written by Ivan Radford   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:31

In what is fast becoming an unofficial Welcome to the Punch Week for us, you can now watch the opening four minutes of Welcome to the Punch. Here. Now. In two parts.


The first is the incredibly sexy opening credits, a dark series of green lines and shadows that slowly form the title of the film. It's an old-school, Alien-style reveal from Richard Morrison, the guy who designed Frankenweenie's opening credits as well as the MI5 virus hack screens in Skyfall.



Then, that leads into the next clip: the opening heist, a moody mix of Hong Kong lighting, John Woo slow-motion and some rather fetching gas marks. Descending into a kinetic car chase, you get to admire James McAvoy's newly-acquired facial hair - and Mark Strong's lack of it.



And there you have it. The opening four minutes of Welcome to the Punch. Well, around 3 minutes and 50 seconds. You can guess what happens in the missing 10 seconds. (Clue: It doesn't involve giraffes.)


So what do you watch now? The whole film. It's out in cinemas on Friday - and here's our Welcome to the Punch review, if you're not already convinced it's worth watching.