January 18, 2013
Next Generation's "Untouchables"
I was pretty excited about "Gangster Squad" when I first saw the trailer. Great cast, I love Emma Stone, and the film noir feel was very intriguing. Not that I was let down, but it was a bit different than I was expecting. I thought it was going to be more along the lines of a "The Departed" but I could not help but think of "The Untouchables" throughout much of the film. The film's gore is a bit on the cheesy side and some of the camera work was very artistic and De Palma-esque. However, I enjoyed it a lot. As expected, the acting was great and is really balanced out when your supporting roles are Michael Pena, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie and Robert Patrick, aka T-1000. It is a fun trip to the movies that is worth the price of admission, which is more than you can say about a lot of movies these days.
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