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on 3/24/13 at 09:41 PM
Loved the 1940s settings too when it comes to crime dramas. Played a bit of L.A. Noire. Too slow for my taste, but it did nail down how it felt like to be a detective. Interrogating a suspect and getting it correct is one of the best feeling of accomplishment I ever felt. I once read a production story from the lead designer saying how he found a story on a preacher who went through a town whipping non-believers.
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on 3/24/13 at 09:42 PM
I could see how something like this could be enjoyable. The stylish setting, the subject matter, and the interesting situations in it. Very sad to hear Gossling and Stone are underused. I like seeing them on screen. I could also understand why it didn't leave much of an impression on the critics. Mostly the one-dimensional characters.
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on 3/25/13 at 07:50 AM
I honestly didn't think any of the characters were one-dimensional. I thought they were all good characters, but their stories needed to be a little more boldly explored. It was a matter of the director not daring enough due to the tactfulness required for filming LA in the 40s. L.A. Noire is one of my favorite games. I'm sorry you didn't like it... I thought the fact that you had to keep on investigating to unveil the whole plot was amazing. Ryan and Emma are underused for the same reasons the
on 3/25/13 at 07:53 AM
the movie is not a 'great' movie: screenwriter and director are just not up to the project. Thanks for reading!
on 3/24/13 at 09:50 PM
Great review. I hope to see the original cut someday, since I'm not too sure if I'll be watching the theatrical cut anytime soon.
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on 3/25/13 at 07:57 AM
That's true, Jordan. I realized several scenes that appeared in trailers were cut off the theatrical cut. I remember a line Mickey Cohen said in one of them, which was ''You're gonna be begging for a bullet before it's over!''. I thought it was a cool line, but he doesn't say it in the film. Unfortunately, I think there won't be a extended cut for this. BTW, it's amazing how Fleischer emulates Zack Snyder in this film so much. Thanks, Jordan!
on 3/28/13 at 09:52 AM
Yeah I too wonder if the original cut is any better. I didn't enjoy Gangster Squad nearly as much so here's hoping the original cut come out some day. I fear the same might occur with Man of Steel seeing it has an all star cast with Zack Synder heavy on visuals and little on substance. Have yet to see something from him I like.
on 3/28/13 at 11:13 AM
I thought ''Watchmen'' was a great movie. Snyder is no good writing a screenplay, but he can devote to a good story just as much as to visuals if he is provided with one. I did enjoy ''Gangster Squad'' a lot more than I thought, but then I guess I had very low expectations. Truth be told, ''Man of Steel'' doesn't look very appealing. Neither does ''Star Trek Into Darkness'' really. Hope I'm wrong.