I went and saw the new film, Gangster Squad, last night and I have to state my approval. The movie is exactly what you think it is: High action, good looking cast, a little cheesy, not an overpowering amount of emotion, violence, and a little sex. If you’ve seen the trailer, you have an idea of pretty much, exactly what the movie will lay out.
From an entertainer’s point of view, the movie was great. It doesn’t leave you upset, there was always something attention-grasping happening at every scene, the actual filming and picture of the movie was great, there was an exciting plot, there was a good looking cast, there was emotion involved, but not an overwhelming amount, and more. From a movie critic’s point of view, you’d have to be a little harsh. There weren’t any Grammy-type performances, they had to eliminate a hyped scene of the movie due to violence in a movie theatre (it was the right decision), and the director didn’t leave you attached to any of the characters. In order to have a film be portrayed as a truly great one, it has to push limits and go places people normally wouldn’t think of. In Gangster Squad, the elements weren’t exactly pushed, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
Movie Critic rating: 2.5 stars
Entertainer’s rating: 3.5 stars
I took the lady, and she enjoyed the movie very much, so know, that as much as it seems like a man’s movie, it is for a diverse crowd. The violence is not overpowering, but very much so existant. Let us know what you think, if/when you see it.