Wednesday 21 July 2004

Gangs Of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)

I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with this movie. I mean, it's ok as movies go and the historical context behind it is very interesting but the movie is just done wrong. It's too theatrical. Too Hollywood. Too stylised. The acting is a bit pushed. It feels like a made-for-TV movie. The production values just weren't right for the story. It needed to be darker, grittier and more real. Blah.


  1. Jennifer Belton23 July 2004 at 02:52

    C'mmon Ian this movie just plain old sucked. Bad casting, fake sets (in filmed in Rome, probably the only good thing that came from that movie is that he met his sweet heart) Leo was a joke I never believed is charater for a minute. Diaz was miscast all in all it was the biggest waste of time

  2. Ok, it was bad but I didn't think it was *that* bad :-)