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Gawge 10-01-2013 15:19

Gangster Squad
 
Anybody else seen this yet then?

I was expecting good things, given the cast and what seemed to be the basic premise. But unfortunately I was massively disappointed.

To me, it felt like a kids movie for large parts. There was very little tension, characters where thrown in, each possessing a classic movie cliché. The plot itself was decent, but didn't go close to its potential. Also, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone did pretty much nothing.

JulesHolland 10-01-2013 16:27

I personally haven't seen it, but I'm been saying for months that I think it will be rubbish.

It just looks like a throw together with very little premise to it. The story line just looks and sounds non-existent.

Really wanted it to be good, but I just don't think it will be in the league of Public Enemies.

Stansfield 10-01-2013 19:51

At first I was sold on the title alone.....but seeing the Trailer and not one good Review, I think I will not even bother getting the DVD.

Takae 10-01-2013 21:23

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Originally Posted by Gawge (Post 63480947)
I was expecting good things, given the cast and what seemed to be the basic premise. But unfortunately I was massively disappointed.

Nooooooooooooooooooooo! I had been looking forward to seeing it, even though I knew it may be similar to The Untouchables, which I didn't like that much.

PJ68 10-01-2013 23:02

went to a screening the other week, total style over substance. if i see one more slo-mo machine gun shoot out...

none of the characters seemed to have any depth. josh brolin is a rubbish actor i think..

Aerick 10-01-2013 23:08

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Originally Posted by PJ68 (Post 63493209)
. if i see one more slo-mo machine gun shoot out...

OMG I was going to say a similar thing. But mine was "if I see another slow mo BULLET racing towards its target lol.

I've no interest in seeing this. Haviing seem the trailers at the cinema for the past month, I"ve seen all I need to see. I was checking tomorrow showtimes at a theatre near me and notice this will be on 3 screens. Doens't surprise me. Friday night crowd.

Old.Tallen 11-01-2013 13:44

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Originally Posted by Takae (Post 63489392)
Nooooooooooooooooooooo! I had been looking forward to seeing it, even though I knew it may be similar to The Untouchables, which I didn't like that much.

It is not as good as The Unouchables, that speaks volumes I would say.

The story is superficial, the acting is hammy and the action sequences made me want to bang my head on the seat infront.

When you get half a theatre laughing out loud at how bad some sequences are, you know something is wrong.

Still, i actually quite enjoyed this film, it won't win any oscars and a few acting careers might not survive it but it has it's moments.

RAZORBACK 12-01-2013 00:01

Went to see it on Monday & although it wasn't anywhere near as good as 'L.A Confidential' or 'The Untouchables' I still really enjoyed it...

Amanda_Raymond 12-01-2013 00:55

Thought it was brilliant but I didn't take it seriously, but as an edge of your seat action movie thought it worked really well

Old.Tallen 12-01-2013 10:37

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Originally Posted by Amanda_Raymond (Post 63518476)
Thought it was brilliant but I didn't take it seriously, but as an edge of your seat action movie thought it worked really well

I found the action sequences unnecessary filler in some cases, but I can definitely see your point of view, if you don't take it too seriously it is enjoyable :)

rachelright 14-01-2013 09:54

I think I'll still go and see it just for Ryan Gosling really lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDOmFsyyvPw

nh3com 15-01-2013 11:13

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Originally Posted by Amanda_Raymond (Post 63518476)
Thought it was brilliant but I didn't take it seriously, but as an edge of your seat action movie thought it worked really well

saw it last night and agree it was pretty darn good, mindless fun.

ryan gosling, does he always talk like that, bit girly?

ASIFZED 15-01-2013 20:30

Good, nasty, fast-paced violent fun. A nice companion piece (though not as high a quality), to The Untouchables. I didn't mind the occasional slo-mo sequences and yes, the writing on the wall was obvious for some of the (thinly drawn) characters.

But as far as a good, old fashioned shootem-up goes and ideal fodder for a Saturday night, this hits the mark. In a sea of current 'worthy' films (Life of Pi, The Impossible, Les Mis..), Gangster Squad is a top 'bloke' movie, with blood, guts, fisticuffs and a gorgeous Emma Stone strutting her stuff. It won't win any awards, but highly recommended. And Sean Penn is great!

Rating: 8/10.

TardisSteve 16-01-2013 21:25

mer sand my girlkfriend went to see this today, thought it was a highly enjoyable film, great cast, not as as some gangster films i have seen but still a highly recommended one

Syntax Error 19-01-2013 11:37

I enjoyed this film & thought Sean Penn was great.


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