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Saw it last night.
Very disappointed; not that it was a bad movie, but way, way too much silly shoot-out scenes. I feel shootings should be shown only if they're accurate and necessary, not for special effects, which obviously this movie used them for.
So If they took out the 7 billion bullets that just missed Dillinger, it would have been a fairly decent movie, imo. Sort of a love story about Dillinger which I didn't mind, mixed in win bank robberies, escapes from jail, etc.
The theatre I went to was packed to the bones and everyone, except me, seemed to enjoy it. Matter of fact, during one of the shooting scenes, I figuratively fell asleep (honest) - that's how much phony love bores me.
Anyone else see this movie?
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
Fredo & I saw it last week. Let's just say I'm glad we saw it for FREE.
I was very disappointed and was expecting A LOT more, especially from Michael Mann. Can't really put my finger on the problems, I just feel it was lacking and flat. It's not that it's a BAD movie, per say. It's just that it wasn't THAT good. Make sense?
The only redeeming qualities IMHO were some of the shots. Visually there was some great camera work best seen on the big screen.
Again, I'm glad we didn't shell out big bucks to see it in the theater. My advice is if you want to see it on the big screen, catch the pre-noon show for $6 on the weekend. If not, wait for the DVD.
Two thumbs down.
Avatar = SACRED LIGHT
The wife and I saw it, too.
Depp was, well....Depp. Not a lot of acting on his part.
What I DID like was how well the other actors in the smaller roles did. Each one of those guys was unique and interesting, even in their brief moments on the screen.
Avatar: FuPeg, acting like...well, FuPeg
I haven't seen Public Enemies and I don't care to, especially now that I've got some (negative) opinions on the movie.
Hollywood could care less about historical accuracy. They would rather just capture the crowd's attention with ridiculous explosions and unnecessary gun fights.
You must be lead critic for "The Onion"
The NBC critic is Gene Shalit
Depictions - unnecessary gun fights...GOSH!!!...as if we had enough bad examples from the screen already (in this generation)!
That's the thing. A mainstream movie may not be intended to be a doccumentary, but close only counts in horse shoes & hand grenades.
The History Channel to capitalize on this movie has been showing a couple of programs they produced on the early 1930's crime wave of Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd & Machine Gun Kelly. That & stories from my Parents who grew up in the Midwest during that era has told me all I need to know.
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride-
& If dirt were dollars we'd all be in the black
They must have poured about $50 in transforming Santa Anita into Hialeah. They shouldn't have skipped on the CGI to properly depict the racetrack. This should be the different between winning the razzie and and oscar.
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