Monday, March 15, 2010

Movie Review: Public Enemies

For a movie starring Christian Bale AND Johnny Depp you would have thought I was all over seeing it in theaters. Alas it was one I missed but thanks to the wonders of Netflix I finally saw it Sunday night and umm I don't really know what to think.

There was so much potential with this story and the cast but in the end I think it just fell short and was so incredibly slow! At one point, both Matt and I were playing games on our phones and loosely paying attention to the movie, why we didn't just turn it off I have no idea.

In case you've never even heard of this movie, the plot goes something like this: The movie follows the final years of notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Depp) and his gang as well as the FBI agent that finally brings him down (Bale).

Basically the story was lackluster and I really disliked how it was filmed. It was like the director wanted to go for a realistic feel and give the movie a documentary effect, however I just thought it came off as annoying. Despite the weird filming and slow moving plot I did enjoy Marion Cotillard's character (Dillinger's girlfriend) and all the other random celebrity spots (Stephen Dorf, Channing Tatun, Leelee Sobieski) just for making the movie interesting.

I will say that the movie peaked my interest in learning more about Dillinger (thank you Wikipedia!) like most true story movies do, however I don't think I'll be watching this movie again, once was enough.

1 comment:

Slumber Designs said...

Haven't seen it but it's on my list! I can't pass up a Depp movie!