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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Quick Thoughts On The Following Films...

I posted previously that I was planning to rent some mafia/mob/gangster related movies to kinda get into the mood for Public Enemies. Below is the list of movies that I watched in the past week as well as a quick thought on each of them.

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Sergio Leone's 4 hour epic. Yep, 4 hours. All of it was pretty entertaining though and while I question one or two scenes being used, I was pretty entertained and found it quite compelling.

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To be honest, I didn't really like this as much as I thought I would've. Not Martin Scorsese's best work of course but it could've been a lot better. I dunno, it just didn't really work for me. This movie makes gambling so cool though, haha.

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Fantastic. Loved this film. I'm really starting to get familiar with Martin Scorsese's filming style and sense of direction. Anyways, if you want a straight up mob movie, this is it.

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A lot of people will say this was just as good or even better than the first. I found that both films were pretty equal and couldn't distinguish which was the better one.

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People bash this film for not being as good as the first two. Kinda true, but I still liked it. To me, The Godfather was never really about the mafia but more about family. It's basically a family drama set against a violent backdrop. A good end to the trilogy.

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Okay, this movie wasn't a part of my original list but it was something I've wanted to watch for a while. Big fan of Denzel Washington. He owned the screen in this movie. Great movie and Denzel is just really fun to watch in this film.

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Didn't like the pacing of the film. At times I sorta had to ask myself, "Where is this going?". The ending was pretty horrible too in my opinion. Al Pacino is good though and so is Sean Penn. I dunno, this movie was half and half for me. :S

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