Thursday, July 9, 2009
Guys should still dress like this
I've been looking forward to this movie for awhile for a few reasons: 1. Johnny Depp 2. Christian Bale 3. Guys in suits and 4. the plot and story and all that.
Anyway, Public Enemies is the story of the hunt for John Dillinger, big bank robber who was pretty much loved by the Chicago public. The movie also follows the start of the FBI, however, I think that could probably be a movie in itself as it wasn't really the focus here.
The movie starts off with a great prison break and follows Dillinger as he lives it up and chases after Billie Frachette (Marion Cotillard). This movie was fun because you're rooting for the bad guy all the way, or at least I was. It was insane to see how close the FBI, lead most of the time by Melvin Purvis (Bale), came to catching Dillinger. I mean, at one point he walks right into the Dillinger task force headquarters, takes a look at everything and then asks a guy what the score of the Cubs game is. You can't help but laugh; that guy had guts.
The romancey stuff is pretty good. I mean seriously who could blame the girl for falling in love with that guy, even if he was public enemy #1.
The sucky part of this movie going experience had nothing to do with the actual film. The theatre I was at had a power outage and the screen and all the lights went out at one point. They had a hell of a time starting it up again. The weird thing was that no one who was working came to explain it - this kid who happened to work there but was just watching the movie with his friends told us all what was going on. Anyway, the movie started but then had no sound, which was kind of fun because my friend whispered to me what he thought all the lines should be, and then finally the movie started playing correctly. It was just a good thing that it didn't stop at some big cliffhanger. On the plus side - we scored free movie tickets!
I would recommend this movie. It was both fun and sad at the same time. It made me more interested in the real Dillinger and made me again disturbed at the brutality of public crime fighting organizations. All of the actors did an amazing job. Depp and Cotillard especially. Bale somehow managed to keep Batman out of this (Batman would have caught Dillinger a lot faster, AND wouldn't have gone around shooting everyone like those damn FBI guys).
The summer movie ranking continues! Here's what I've got for you so far:
Angels and Daemons
I'm probably going to go see Transformers 2 this weekend. And omg you guys, Harry Potter next week. So excited!