Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Review of Public Enemies
To be honest, I kind of liked this movie. It was at least infinity times better than Transformers 2.
The production was really really well done. The settings really didn't look retarded like most movies from the Great Depression. The shaky camera was a really hit-or-miss kind of thing, but I thought it looked great during the shootout scenes.
The good part about this movie was the action/plot. It was a continuous chase throughout, with "public enemy number 1" John Dillinger being chased by the FBI, specifically Melvin Purvis. He robs banks, gets in shootouts, car chases, etc. The action was never lacking, it was the character development.
As usual, Johnny Depp was a quiet guy who was "cool", outsmarting the cops and shooting people. But he basically only had one-liners that didn't say anything about his character. It's the same with the other main character, the FBI Chief. On camera, the majority of his time is spent smirking or scowling, but always staring at something (see above). Now that I think about it, there were almost no conversations in the whole entire movie.
It certainly wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible.