Saturday, March 24, 2007

the departed has left the building...

Maybe it's just me. Maybe I hold Martin Scorsese to a higher standard than I do other film makers but the fact is I just watched the Departed and I say BOO.

He won an academy award for that? Really he did? Why? Are we unfamiliar with other films he has made? Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Good Fellas. Yeah. He made those. And an impressive list of others as well.

If it had been some popcorn movie or made by some other directer I may have liked it more, but I heard such wonderful things about what an amazing and shocking film The Departed was. To me, it wasn't.

Not just me, I should interject here that Mr. Kaos really didn't care for it either. I would love to tell you what exactly he said but it was far too absurd and childishly potty mouthed. Plus I am writing this at 1 something in the morning and can't remember.

Don't get me wrong, some amazing performances were delivered. Nicholson was engaging and fun if a bit over the top and DiCaprio played his part masterfully. Damon fell flat for me and I thought Wahlberg was just a little TOO agro to believe.

To sum up, it wasn't good. It wasn't bad, but I wish I'd watched Good Fella's instead...

4 comments:

CamiKaos said...

Since my family (except you T) never posts comments after reading my blog my mom's comment would look something like this:

Why are you two so jaded and hypercritical? I loved that movie.

marc said...

what i said to the misses after seeing this movie...

"thats a shame, Scorsese must be getting really old..."

the whole thing was good for the most part, but the end was a little over the top. and yeah, Wahlberg played it up a little too much.

julie said...

Thank you! Most people look at me like I'm an alien when I say it wasn't all that great. I mean, it was "good"... but I expected it to be so much better.

Bubblewench said...

Great. I have had it sitting on top of my TV for 6 weeks waiting for Scott to want to see it too (Because god forbid I watch that one by myself).

The wait is over. I'll watch it myself and finally send it back.