The Departed (2006)

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sithsaber408
Story of Irish mob boss (Jack Nicholson) who has a young new thug, secretly a cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) in his organization, and at the same time has an operative of his (Matt Damon) working as a mole in the police force.

Also stars: Mark Whalberg, Martin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin.

Directed by: Martin Scorsesee, bitches!!!

Let the OWNAGE begin.....

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Myth
Thanks for the trailer. I've been excited for this for a while.

chris_64256
Thats quite a expensive cast cool sounds great

H. S. 6
An Irish mob boss played by Jack Nicholson? Are you kidding me?


I'll be there opening day. cool

Solo
Hopefully it'll be at least half as good as Infernal Affairs.

MildPossession
Yeah I am interested to see how the 'remake' goes. Infernal Affairs was fabulous.

Myth
The Departed is a remake? Figures......

T.M
I don't know if this has been made.. because I am to lazy to look.. search showed nothing so here it is..

The Departed a Martin Scorsese picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg.. among other great actors like Martin Sheen and Ray Winstone..

here is a plot by some guy on IMDb..

The Departed is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello (Nicholson). While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy-and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself. But is either willing to turn on the friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover?

It is a remake of Hong Kong movie Infernal Affairs.. Great actors and director working on it..

Heres the trailer

I think it looks really good and will be seeing it.. your opinions..

vintageSW77
Good Cast,Good director,Good Original................got to work

sithsaber408
Here it is, can't say that I blame you for not finding it, it was on page 6! stick out tongue

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f2/t414654.html


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T.M
Originally posted by sithsaber408
Here it is, can't say that I blame you for not finding it, it was on page 6! stick out tongue

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f2/t414654.html


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there ya go.. laughing out loud

Solo
I got to say, it doesn't look very good. I can almost guarantee it won't come close to "Infernal Affairs".

RZA
This is one of those films that kinda sneaks up on ya. Not much publicity at all about it and it opens next week.

Leggy_n_Merry
Well I think it looks really good from the trailer. And it has a great cast aswell, and director. I was very disappointed when I found out it was an 18 though 'cause I might not be able to see it in the cinema, but I have got in for 18s before.

bakerboy
Looks pretty good. Im a big Martin Scorsese fan and i love his work, plus the story is very interesting and the cast is awsome. I think that this movie could be one of the best of the year.

T.M
Originally posted by Solo
I got to say, it doesn't look very good. I can almost guarantee it won't come close to "Infernal Affairs".

Remakes rarely do come close to the originals though do they..

Originally posted by RZA
This is one of those films that kinda sneaks up on ya. Not much publicity at all about it and it opens next week.

Totally. I only heard about it last week..

Leggy_n_Merry
Originally posted by T.M
Totally. I only heard about it last week..

Well I've seen adverts/clips/trailers/posters/whatever over the past month or so I'd say, although I had heard of the film before this when I was browsing what films Mr. DiCaprio had coming up. Maybe it's had more publicity in the UK.

T.M
Originally posted by Leggy_n_Merry
Well I've seen adverts/clips/trailers/posters/whatever over the past month or so I'd say, although I had heard of the film before this when I was browsing what films Mr. DiCaprio had coming up. Maybe it's had more publicity in the UK.

I'm Welsh..

Quincy
So who do you all like best that will be in this movie?

Personally I like Damon.

bakerboy
I think that the three main actors looks pretty good and with good acting in the trailer, Di Caprio , Damon and Nicholson. Mark Whalberg reviews have been very positive too.

Leggy_n_Merry
Originally posted by T.M
I'm Welsh..

Yaaaay go us Welsh people!

Originally posted by bakerboy
I think that the three main actors looks pretty good and with good acting in the trailer, Di Caprio , Damon and Nicholson. Mark Whalberg reviews have been very positive too.


Yeah I agree.. I love all the four main actors. When I saw all the people in it I was like eek!

Solo
I just got back from this, I was very surprised. I've never enjoyed any of Scorsese's work, but this is an exception. The film starts out pretty, but just hang on for fifteen minutes and enjoy the rest. I enjoyed it much more than "Infernal Affairs", especially the ending. I went it with the lowest expectations one could have, and I gotta say, it's currently my favorite film of 2006.

Who would have guessed.

Also, see "Infernal Affairs" first. In some aspects it has the edge over "The Departed".

MildPossession
It's getting fabulous reviews, looks like one of the good remakes.

Leggy_n_Merry
Oh good, I was hoping it was going to be as good as it looked.

Please let me get in, if I don't see it in the cinema I won't be very happy sad

SupezM'
Pretty good movie, if you feel the movie dragging on just wait till the end, its pretty intense.

The Pict
Infernal Affairs was crap.

Solo
Too much to read, was it?

Lighthammer
The acting was great. I really liked the supporting performances done by Rolston and O'Hara

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Pretty good movie. The tone was pretty comedic in places - especially Whalberg, who was excellent - but it also had a good tension running through it. Overall, I think 'Infernal Affairs' was better, though. It had even stronger performances between the two leads, and the relationship between the police boss and the gang boss was much more fricative.

As for that ridiculous final shot in 'The Departed'...why, Martin? WHY? Did you think we didn't get it? ARE WE IDIOTS? Pur-lease...

Solo
Yeah, I didn't think the rat was really necessary. But I'm fine with it.

Myth
I have no problem with the ending. I don't think it matters that the symbolism wasn't suttle.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by Myth
I have no problem with the ending. I don't think it matters that the symbolism wasn't suttle.

Why even have the 'symbolism' if it was totally unnecessary? I think the fact that the story revolved around two people giving information to the other side, coupled with Jack doing rat impressions, drawing pictures of rats, and continually saying "I smell a rat..." was more than enough. Even for stupid people...

vintageSW77
Wahlberg was great....glad i aint seen the original....would have killed the ending for me...WOW

Myth
I don't think it is unnecessary. Its good to end a movie with one thing that is symbolic for the movie as a whole.

T.M
I'm going to watch this on Wednesday..

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by Myth
I don't think it is unnecessary. Its good to end a movie with one thing that is symbolic for the movie as a whole.

I guess you didn't see incongruity between a movie about stealth and a final shot which is the equivalent of being banged over the head with the movie's theme...

Myth
Well, I guess if you didn't like it, thats your opinion.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Of course it is!

Solo
Yeah, Scorsese doesn't trust his audience much.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
I don't know why he put it in there. It was a pretty good movie, but that last shot just made me cringe.

Anyway, one of my favorite scenes was the one between Dignam(Wahlberg) and Ellerby(Baldwin) in the office when they start talking about each other's mothers. It was classic, I was laughing my ass off.

Murray
I thought the movie was the best I'd seen this year so far.

It was gritty, great script, and just flat out f-ing hilarious.

The end shot, I felt, was absolutely excellent: with the rat and the shot of that golden building.

Why? Because the entire movie and plot revolved on the fact that there were rats in each unit.

A symbolic image at the end that encompasses the whole movie is perfect.

Mark Wahlberg deserves an Oscar nod!!!!!

And I agree: the scene with Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin was awesome. Personally, I thought the rugby game in the beginning was the funniest scene in the film.

And, I love the fact that every major character dies in the end except for Wahlberg, who was the most honest character in the film, except for Sheen and Anderson (who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time)

Solo
My favorite scene is the ending, excluding the rat. Wahlberg is the ****ing man, he definitely deserves a supporting actor nod.

Never before would I have expected Marky Mark of the Funky Bunch to be the best part of a film.

Myth
I think we need a "favorite character in The Departed" poll. My vote would go to Jack Nicholson. He was ace.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by Murray
The end shot, I felt, was absolutely excellent: with the rat and the shot of that golden building.

Why? Because the entire movie and plot revolved on the fact that there were rats in each unit.

A symbolic image at the end that encompasses the whole movie is perfect.

The last shot was absolutely trite. Yeah, the entire movie and plot did revolve around there being rats in each unit, which is precisely why that final shot was god-awful. There was absolutely no need for it. As a symbol you would be more likely to find such redundency in a over-the-top blockbuster, not a well-crafted movie about stealth and deception like 'The Departed'. Anyway, I've got nothing else to say on that stupid shot, because on the whole I did actually like the movie.

As for favorite character, ol' Marky Mark wins it for me. The guy was absolutely perfect and completely hilarious.

The Core
Has Martin Scorsese ever made a movie not set in New York?

Myth
Um... the departed took place in Boston. Right?

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Right. And I'm pretty sure 'Kundun' was a little past the Hudson, too...

The Core

vintageSW77
dont want to sound stupid but what was the deal with the golden building?

sithsaber408
Originally posted by Murray
And, I love the fact that every major character dies in the end except for Wahlberg, who was the most honest character in the film, except for Sheen and Anderson (who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time)

Thanks so much for spoiling the ending for me. mad

Jeez.

I was really excited for this film, and I'll still see it, but now I know what happens.

Next time use spoiler tags: like this, you dipshit

MildPossession
Casino, Cape Fear, The Aviator, The Last Temptation of Christ... are some others not set in New York I don't think...

Still can't wait to see it.

forumcrew
Originally posted by sithsaber408
Thanks so much for spoiling the ending for me. mad

Jeez.

I was really excited for this film, and I'll still see it, but now I know what happens.

Next time use spoiler tags: like this, you dipshit

yea thats shitty to find out.. but thats why I avoid threads for movies I really wanna see, until i see it..

ANd i saw it tonight Its AMAZING!

Solo
Originally posted by sithsaber408
Thanks so much for spoiling the ending for me. mad

Jeez.

I was really excited for this film, and I'll still see it, but now I know what happens.

Next time use spoiler tags: like this, you dipshit
It's mostly your fault, though. Why read through a discussion thread and not expect to see a discussion taking place?

vintageSW77
I saw it Saturday and was surprised by the ending but MORE surprised that i hadnt read about it beforehand.
Staying spoiler free is hard these days.
A classic - i missed Scream at the cinema and went through six months of avoiding spoilers until its VHS release,so i rent the video the day of release and my girlfreind of the time puts it in the VCR WITHOUT rewinding and it comes onscreen with Matthew Lillard and the other dude acting all psychotic,covered in blood confessing to the murders.............now THAT was annoying.

manorastroman
the final shot wasn't entirely redundant. i got from it that all rats get justice, and whether if it's for "good" or "evil" doesn't really matter. and promoting that honesty with the shot of a capitol building also sort of implies a political "rats in the house" statement.

sithsaber408
Originally posted by forumcrew
yea thats shitty to find out.. but thats why I avoid threads for movies I really wanna see, until i see it..

ANd i saw it tonight Its AMAZING! Originally posted by Solo
It's mostly your fault, though. Why read through a discussion thread and not expect to see a discussion taking place?


Yeah, I know.

Sorry to the original poster, I was having a bad day at work.


It was just the total random placement of the ending, in the post, that I didn't know was coming by scanning the page.

I'd read 5 or 6 reviews of this already on AICN, and considering the way their talkbacks are, I'm surprised nobody mentioned the ending.

I assumed that Leo D. caught Matt D. and that all the bad guys died, like most cops/robbers movies.


It quite surprised me when I read that, and then I was pissed for reading it, since it would have been a big shocker in the cinema.

Oh well, my bad for overreacting.

dipshit! stick out tongue

T.M
Just saw it.. really enjoyed it.

Solo
Originally posted by sithsaber408
Yeah, I know.

Sorry to the original poster, I was having a bad day at work.


It was just the total random placement of the ending, in the post, that I didn't know was coming by scanning the page.

I'd read 5 or 6 reviews of this already on AICN, and considering the way their talkbacks are, I'm surprised nobody mentioned the ending.

I assumed that Leo D. caught Matt D. and that all the bad guys died, like most cops/robbers movies.


It quite surprised me when I read that, and then I was pissed for reading it, since it would have been a big shocker in the cinema.

Oh well, my bad for overreacting.

dipshit! stick out tongue
From what it sounds like, you haven't got it completely spoiled yet. So, hurry and see it.

sithsaber408
Originally posted by Solo
From what it sounds like, you haven't got it completely spoiled yet. So, hurry and see it.

No, I read that every major character except for Mark Whalberg dies , so unless there's more to be spoiled, I know what will happen.


Still goin to see it, though. cool

T.M
People who give endings away to movies should be burned at the stake..

forumcrew
Originally posted by sithsaber408
No, I read that every major character except for Mark Whalberg dies , so unless there's more to be spoiled, I know what will happen.


Still goin to see it, though. cool

you at least wont know how or when.. or necisarily what constitutes a major character...

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by forumcrew
you at least wont know how or when.. or necisarily what constitutes a major character...

Eh, probably by the end of the movie he will...

forumcrew
yea i was just trying to add some elements of doubt into his mind...

Darth Vicious
I just saw this movie and I thought it was pretty good until the end. It didnt do much for me, I was expecting all to be an elaborate act but it wasnt. I winder what was in the envelope he gave the doctor.

forumcrew
evidence and contact information for mark whalburg

Myth
Thats what I figured as well.

T.M
Originally posted by Myth
Thats what I figured as well.

Yeah I thought that.

=Tired Hiker=
Originally posted by sithsaber408
Thanks so much for spoiling the ending for me. mad

Jeez.

I was really excited for this film, and I'll still see it, but now I know what happens.

Next time use spoiler tags: like this, you dipshit

Jeez, thanks for quoting the person who spoiled it. Yours was the second post I read. Thanks a lot. erm

Murray
Favorite character is, by f-ing far,

MARKY MARK WAHLBERG!!!!

Oscar nod, here it comes.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
As great as his performance undoubtedly was, it's never going to be Academy-nomination material.

Stupid Oscar.

forumcrew
he had a fairly small role. Jack would be the supporting actor nod.

DanZeke25
I think I'm seeing this movie next weekend.

jgiant
All around excellent movie, scorsese is still the man, all main actor were brilliant, didn't think i would like decaprio but i was pleasently surprised, jack is the man still and marky mark was awesome...

forumcrew
just for anyone that doesnt know Whalberg and Damon are boston natives which is why they pull the accent off so well. Whalberg doesnt have to worry about concentrating on his voice which is why I think his performances seems to be the absolute best. (not implying the others do a bad job)

Its already up to like #54 on the IMDB top movies.

Myth
I'm curious how many and what Oscar nods they'll get and what they'll win. I'm thinking they'll get quite a few nods.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Jack was great to watch, but at the end of the day he was just playing 'Jack'. I think DiCaprio had the most difficult role, and he pulled it off really well.

forumcrew
i agree with DiCaprio, especially because Damon and Walberg had the advantage of actually being from boston.

~Da Rev~
Fricken awesome way to end a movie.


Great movie all around. But i watched it with closed minded people that didn't get it, so they pissed me off.

Jim Reaper
Awesome flick, saw it today... Jack was Jack, Leo really pulled off his part... There have been some really bad movies this year, was glad to finally get my moneys worth.
The 300 trailer was sweet up on the big screen (on a side note.)

Murray
Originally posted by sithsaber408
Thanks so much for spoiling the ending for me. mad

Jeez.

I was really excited for this film, and I'll still see it, but now I know what happens.

Next time use spoiler tags: like this, you dipshit

OH..........MY..........F-ING..........GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'M.......... SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'D DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE----

I FEEL LIKE SUCH A *****!!!!!

I'm so sorry, I can't even tell you!!!!

HOw do you make the spoiler alert thing.

WARNING!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!!
FYI: NO ONE READ MY POST ON THE 2nd/3rd PAGE!!!!!! It has an unhidden spoiler, a BIG ASS one.

Can you ever forgive me? How do you make a f-ing spoiler alert!!!

I actually saw the movie a second time and I've changed my opinion about the last shot. I agree with some of you guys that it was over the top and unnecessary. It really was.

SpaceMonkey
This movie has Oscar written all over it, not just as a whole but several of the actors and the directing. Awesome movie, best of the year so far.

The "300" trailer gave me goosebumps, btw.

JuliaCortazar
Originally posted by Murray
Favorite character is, by f-ing far,

MARKY MARK WAHLBERG!!!!

Oscar nod, here it comes.

Umm, hell yes? I thought he was awesome in this movie. If anyone from the film is nominated, it should be him.

Murray
Could someone please tell me how to make a spoiler alert?

forumcrew
type like this...

blah blah blah

only do it without the use of the periods, so you know it would start [s and [/s instead of [.s and [./s

manorastroman
whenever i hear people complain about the last shot, it's just because of the rat on the railing. c'mon people, dig a little deeper. the shot isn't just a rat...think about what's in the background and the implications thereof. the conclusion wasn't really covered at any point in the movie, so i fail to see how the shot was redundant and over the top.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by manorastroman
whenever i hear people complain about the last shot, it's just because of the rat on the railing. c'mon people, dig a little deeper. the shot isn't just a rat...think about what's in the background and the implications thereof. the conclusion wasn't really covered at any point in the movie, so i fail to see how the shot was redundant and over the top.

"Oh, my god! Are you saying that some politicians are rats, too? Oh, my god! Oh, my god! I can't believe it! It's so extraordinary and fresh! Oh, my god!"

So, anyway...Yeah, it's still a redundant shot.

Leggy_n_Merry
Woah this film really was amazing. It kept you entertained all the way through and I really was not expecting all of the main characters to die. I mean, when Costigan had Sullivan in the lift (elevator. I had to stay true to my Britishness lol) and then it opened and he just got shot it was just like icon5 And then Sullivan shot that other dude and then Sullivan got shot himself.. woah. Lol.

It had everything.. violence, sadness, comedy, drama, the lot. It is definitely the most enjoyable and entertaining film I have seen this year. It should definitely get a few Oscar nominations, especially for Best Film and Best Director, and any of the actors should get a nomination, they were all amazing. Leonardo DiCaprio was great, and Mark Wahlberg was just "woah" lol. But then everyone else was too.. Jack Nicholson was, well you know, himself and Matt Damon was also exceptionally good. And Alec Baldwin. And Martin Sheen. Man, there's jus too much good acting in this film!

It's #48 in the IMDb Top 250 films now. I'm glad it is, because it was film making at its finest. I didn't think I would like it this much. I wanted to see it and everything, but I thought maybe I wouldn't realise its greatness because it's one of those type of films that I thought I'd just like but maybe not see why people think it is such an amazing piece of film making. I can't explain what I mean, but I know what I mean so that's good enough lol. One person on the IMDb message boards was saying how they liked the film but they were going to rate it 1 just because it was getting too high in the Top 250. How stupid is that.. if they think a film should get 9 or 10 out of 10 then they obviously think it's a film that should be amongst the other films that have ratings like that.

forumcrew
yea thats the problem with those ratings.. i honestly dont see how any unbiased person could see the film as a 1 out of 10.. not everyone is gonna think its a 9 or a 10.. but giving it a 1 out of spite is fairly rediculous.

it has 304 votes at #1..

Its weighted average is actually up to 8.6 which buts it somewhere between #15 and #26 (those are all 8.6)

Its lowest ratings are coming from women over 30..

Leggy_n_Merry
Yeah I don't get the weighted average thing. Because when it first came out didn't it have even higher than 8.6 but it was like number 100 and something. Is it something to do with because it's new or something? Well I don't have a clue.. but anyway you're not supposed to know how it works are you because that's the whole point of why they do a weighted average or something..

Yeah I mean, you can give films about 4 or 5 out of 10 or something if you don't like it but I never understand how people can gives films like this a 1. If I don't like a film I don't usually give it a 1 'cause I can understand that it's fairly good, it's just the fact that I don't like it myself because it's not my type of film. I know it's about opinions but if you're talking about how good the film actually is then it no way deserves a 1. Films such as.. ermm Little Man or something.. now you can give them 1 because it's just a ridiculous film (not that I've seen it but the trailer made me cringe).

The Core
Movies like this don't win Oscars anymore, and IMDB.com's ratings are worthless, and to be taken with a pitcher of salt. There are plenty of Scorsese asskissers out there, me excluded, given I think he's one of the most overrated one trick pony writers out there.

I'm going to see it tonight with some friends, however, just because it does look entertaining, albeit a little long.

BackFire
A Pitcher of Sold will kill you, don't do it!

FistOfThe North
Yea, i went to go watch it this past weekend but it was sold out, cool thing is, is that i live Boston, where the movie takes place.

I like how the departed gun logo has the downtown Boston buildings right on the barrel, i actually work in one of the buildings on the gun, lol: the Prudential the second tallest building here.

But yea the movie ought to be good with it's all star line up, Martin's a excellent director, i liked "Goodfellas" and "Gangs of New York" so I'm looking forward to seeing it as soon as i can.

DanZeke25
This movie was great.

Murray
I agree when someone says this kind of movie doesn't win Oscars anymore except for a select few. If this movie gets any Oscar nominations, it would be for Cinematography, Film Editing, Directing, and/or acting. My money is on freaking Mark Wahlberg.

He deserves it the most.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by Leggy_n_Merry
It's #48 in the IMDb Top 250 films now. I'm glad it is, because it was film making at its finest. I didn't think I would like it this much. I wanted to see it and everything, but I thought maybe I wouldn't realise its greatness because it's one of those type of films that I thought I'd just like but maybe not see why people think it is such an amazing piece of film making. I can't explain what I mean, but I know what I mean so that's good enough lol. One person on the IMDb message boards was saying how they liked the film but they were going to rate it 1 just because it was getting too high in the Top 250. How stupid is that.. if they think a film should get 9 or 10 out of 10 then they obviously think it's a film that should be amongst the other films that have ratings like that.

I agree with the person who gave it 1 out of 10 sentiments. It's good movie, but it's definitely not one of the top 50 movies of all time. The original was superior anyway.

forumcrew
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
I agree with the person who gave it 1 out of 10 sentiments. It's good movie, but it's definitely not one of the top 50 movies of all time. The original was superior anyway.

that makes no sense. If you think its good its not a 1 out of 10. You shouldnt lower your ratings because other people like it more than you and you want to counter them.. thats just petty.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Actually, it does make a lot of sense. I agree with the posters sentiments, but not his actions entirely. If voting a low score helps lower the over-all rating, then that is a good thing because it's being way over-rated at the moment.

naty`sweet
this movie is great! much better than "The Aviator"! it has good action..good stories..and the end..God the end is [email protected]]

vintageSW77
Anyone not seen the original check Channel4 in the uk tonight
http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/film.jsp?id=127586

The Core
I looked high and low for a thread on the movie, but couldn't find anything, so if there just so happens to be one somewhere, go ahead and merge. I watched "The Departed" last night and I was fairly unimpressed. There are many times where I may suggest that a movie is just "overhyped", given circulating fan buzz, but this one in my opinion is flat out overrated.

In typical Scorsese fashion, it's needlessly too long. A solid hour longer than the original movie it was based off of, a la Peter Jackson's "King Kong". Secondly, aside from Jack, the acting was just terrible, especially Donnie Wahlberg. It was so forced and unconvincing, and for a native Bostonian, even he didn't sound genuine. I also found fault in the "too many cooks spoil the broth" category. You can't load your movie up with all these "class" actors, and expect to have another "Goodfellas". Hard to pay attention to an already drawn out and confusing story when you're saying "Oh! He's in this, too? It's going to be great!"

It was well directed, I will give it that, but for the first 130 minutes, honestly, it was very bland and drawn out. The last 20? A sequence of head shots to knock off pretty much the entire police force? Talk about a cop out ending, no pun intended. This vaguely resembled a "gangster" film. I've seen movies like this before that were 100 times more gripping, that had some genuine suspense and intrigue. It held my attention, moderately, and that's about as much as I can praise it. I know I'll have the unpopular opinion here, but I figured someone has to buck the system.

sithsaber408
BUMP.


Even though this thread was first, everbody posted in another one.

Oh, well.

I'll post in here because

1.)It was here first
2.)It should have been merged with the other Departed thread when I asked

3.) It's mine. stick out tongue




So the film, which I'm sure everybody has seen except me and a few others who rented it yesterday.... was F-ING Excellent.

Really good. I just loved all the performances.

It's funny because I knew everything going in, the story, the set-ups, and that certain people did and didn't make it.

I just didn't know how they came to be....departed.

I really dug the whole Southie angle of a gangster film.

Having watched and enjoyed Goodfellas, Casino, and even Godfather in a way as Italian mob movies, this was a different and welcomed change.


The acting was great, not that anybody expected different. I used to hate Leo D., and I mean hate, but with this film, and Blood Diamond, and the Aviator, he's becoming a solid actor.

Matt Damon was good, but other than where he stabs the asian guy in the street, he's not intense enough. I liked his whole friendly, cool young cop deal, but I wanted to see his eyes turn cold and get ruthless on somebody, like a real mob informant might.

Still, the two leads were great and the differences between the two men undercover made sense.

Jack of course was Jack, but I'm not one of those whose of the opinion that that's a bad thing. He plays the villian well, and I believed him.

Seriously underused, but not with much room for more were Wahlberg and Baldwin. Loved them both, especially when they trash talk each other in the briefing scene. stick out tongue


This is a great film, my second fave of Scorsese's after Goodfellas.

I don't know if it's the Best Picture of the year, but I can see why it deserves to be up in the top 5 that were nominated.

Hope Scorsese gets his Best Director Oscar, I think he will.

MildPossession
I didn't get what all the fuss was about him, I read stuff about Wahlberg saying he was amazing in this film, deserved awards for his acting and bla bla. Um no...

The Core
I meant Mark, BTW. Still waiting for a merge.

manorastroman
i don't know, mark wahlberg was in a pretty demanding position when you think about it. he managed to steal scenes from alec baldwin, leonardo dicaprio, AND martin sheen (three undoubtedly talented actors).

The Core
He overacted, though, and that accent was just too thick to be credible. Hell, he was more effective in both "The Yards" and "Four Brothers". I laughed when Martin Sheen (who was very well cast) said "Officer Dignam has a style all his own."

No shit.

Dusty
Merged.

Loved the movie, by the way. Jack was a genius.

manorastroman
wait...did you just accuse marky mark of overacting when jack nicholson was in the movie? i kind of see what you mean though. i'm not from south boston, so i can't really comment on the thickness of his accent, but i think the martin sheen line you quoted basically explains it all.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by manorastroman
i don't know, mark wahlberg was in a pretty demanding position when you think about it. he managed to steal scenes from alec baldwin, leonardo dicaprio, AND martin sheen (three undoubtedly talented actors).

Word. Marky Mark was the best thing in the movie; he was absolutely hilarious.

I've said it before in another thread, but the original (Infernal Affairs) is a much more accomplished movie. I enjoyed The Departed - apart from that ridiculous shot of a rat at the end - but it ain't all that and a bag of chips.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Merge me! I'm a lemon.

The Hawk
Im going to agree 100% with The Core on this one, he hit it pretty much on the head as far as how I felt about The Departed. cept for Marky Marks accent being too much... The guys from boston, his accent was fine...

Matt Damons accent was the one hugely overdone to the point you could really tell he was 'acting' .... Matt D killed it for me.

And Jacks performance was okay, but the dude looked like he had one foot in the grave... and for being a boss, he looked like freakin bum in most of his scenes.

The movie didnt come off like a gangster movie at all.. Jacks crew didnt even seem like a crew, we didnt even know there names it seemed like.

And how hard is it to find the rat, ... the new guys always the rat..geez.

sithsaber408
Sweet!

All three threads merged to one.

Maybe we ought to add a poll Dusty, whadaya think?


Since the opinions are getting varied from: awesome, okay, and snoozer.

MildPossession
That I agree with.

Jim Reaper
"The Departed" is getting a lot of praise because most of last years movies were total crap.

The Core
It just seems like every time Scorsese makes a "gangster" film, the Oscar hype machine's gears start spinning. They did the same thing with "Pearl Harbor", load it with all this talent, and toss a marketable director behind it, and it more or less tanked.

manorastroman
please say you're not comparing the departed to pearl harbor,please say you're not comparing the departed to pearl harbor,please say you're not comparing the departed to pearl harbor,please say you're not comparing the departed to pearl harbor,please say you're not comparing the departed to pearl harbor...

Coolhalvo
For some reason I was under the impression that Nicholson had a smaller part, but I am sure glad he didn't. He did a great job. There were many things I loved about this movie but my favorite was the writing. I loved the idea that the guy who looked like a cop was really a rat for the mob and guy who looked like a mobster was really a rat for the cops.

Solo
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
Word. Marky Mark was the best thing in the movie; he was absolutely hilarious.
Yes he was.

The Core
Originally posted by manorastroman
please say you're not comparing the departed to pearl harbor

I'm talking about stacking your cast with A-lister's and expecting it not to backfire in some regard.

Originally posted by Coolhalvo
For some reason I was under the impression that Nicholson had a smaller part, but I am sure glad he didn't. He did a great job. There were many things I loved about this movie but my favorite was the writing. I loved the idea that the guy who looked like a cop was really a rat for the mob and guy who looked like a mobster was really a rat for the cops.

..which made for some confusion. I could make the distinction, but there were times where it seems the rat didn't even remember he was the rat, and played it on screen like so.

Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
Marky Mark was the best thing in the movie; he was absolutely hilarious.



Waaaaaay too over the top. I'm surprised they didn't work "chowda head" in there at one point, the stereotypes were so blatant.

MildPossession
Well that's nothing new in the writing department since it was like that in the original film.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by MildPossession
Well that's nothing new in the writing department since it was like that in the original film.

Agreed. Also, I just feel that the atmosphere in the original was far more menacing and duplicitous, whereas in The Departed it was more cartoon-like and contrived.

Stealth Agent
your all whiny bitches,

the movie is a great ****in movie, grow the ****up and stop watchin the same shit over and over in ****in slow-mo seeing if you can pickup a fake accent. get-a-****ing-life

The Core
We're entitled to our own opinions, and what I saw as flaws were quite evident. I wouldn't watch the movie again for a very long time. In my opinion, it's not that memorable.

Stealth Agent
Originally posted by The Core
We're entitled to our own opinions, and what I saw as flaws were quite evident. I wouldn't watch the movie again for a very long time. In my opinion, it's not that memorable.

wah wah wah everyone is entitled to there own opinions, lets hide behind the first amendment. Regardless i didnt say you wer'nt entitled to your own opinions i said your all whiny bitches,


there. And before a mod go's and erases this, im entitled to my own opionon

wuTa
Ever think about switching to decaf?


Originally posted by The Core

..which made for some confusion. I could make the distinction, but there were times where it seems the rat didn't even remember he was the rat, and played it on screen like so.


Are you talking about Decaprio's character, because I think that was suppose to play into his character on the account of him losing his indentity.

The Core
Originally posted by Stealth Agent
wah wah wah everyone is entitled to there own opinions, lets hide behind the first amendment. Regardless i didnt say you wer'nt entitled to your own opinions i said

there. And before a mod go's and erases this, im entitled to my own opionon

I'm not "hiding" behind anything. I've got an opinion, and I'm goign to share it. Just because I'm being critical of a movie you like, you're taking the offensive for no real reason. Some things are obvious to some and not others, so be it.

You're entitled to your opinion that we're "whiny bitches", as I am to mine that you're a troll.

Fair enough?

FistOfThe North
Originally posted by forumcrew
just for anyone that doesnt know Whalberg and Damon are boston natives which is why they pull the accent off so well. Whalberg doesnt have to worry about concentrating on his voice which is why I think his performances seems to be the absolute best. (not implying the others do a bad job)

Actually, their accent's aren't as natural as you think they are. Both are from Massachusetts but Markie Mark is from a town in the city of Boston called Dorchester, where I grew up. He has a Dorchester accent as opposed to the neighborhood across the Red line train tracks, South Boston (Southie) which is the accent him and Matt Damon are speaking in. Both sound completely unnatural as if the previously had training in the dialect and at times i entirely hear the Dorchester dialect in Mark as clear as a sunny day. Matt pulls off the accent correctly but not naturally.

Rade
The movie was good, just some people are over critical and cynics. You know? These are the people when your watching the movie and they turn to you and say how unrealistic it is or how the guy shot 12 bullets when his gun only holds 6 bullets.

The point of a movie is to escape reality for an hour or two. I understand if you dislike this film but why all the fuss over accents? They are bloody actors, they dont spend their whole entire lives training for the role.

MildPossession
You are telling people to grow up...

Lyna303
Originally posted by MildPossession
You are telling people to grow up...
umm i think hes trying to be like the movie...the f-word is in like every sentence

i think this is my new favorite movie happy

Mr. Bacon
i have tried to watch the departed on 3 separate occaisions and on each time something came up and i havent been able to watch it mad

Lyna303
Originally posted by Mr. Bacon
i have tried to watch the departed on 3 separate occaisions and on each time something came up and i havent been able to watch it mad
stick out tongue Ive watched it twice and i put it on my ipod

Mr. Bacon
disgust stick out tongue

MildPossession
Oh god who would want to watch a movie on such a small screen...



Wow, so fantastic of him.

sithsaber408
Indeed.

Almost as fantastic as the film was! eek!

Lyna303
Originally posted by MildPossession
Oh god who would want to watch a movie on such a small screen...



Wow, so fantastic of him.
only put it on there for when im really bored...always nice having that option, but not for my primary source of watching movies

Dresta
great film, i hope Scorcese finally win's the Oscar that he deserves.

Solo
Originally posted by Stealth Agent
your all whiny bitches,

the movie is a great ****in movie, grow the ****up and stop watchin the same shit over and over in ****in slow-mo seeing if you can pickup a fake accent. get-a-****ing-life
You're an idiot.

The Core
Originally posted by Rade
These are the people when your watching the movie and they turn to you and say how unrealistic it is or how the guy shot 12 bullets when his gun only holds 6 bullets.


There's a big difference between reality and credibility. I only ask for the latter.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Once I saw this movie about a Sicilian gangster who moved to America. It was good, but his accent sounded more Sardinian to me. Nearly blew the whole film.

sithsaber408
BWAHAHAHAHA! laughing


All hat0rz can step from my thread.


THE DEPARTED, was named Best Picture of the Year at last nights Oscar ceremony, and Martin Scorsesse won Best Director for the film.Happy Dance

(it also won Best Editing, and a Best Screenplay Oscar.)


I was very pleased. stick out tongue


Hat0rs: Go f*ck yaself.

exanda kane
Jesus, you moan about Wahlberg's accent (fair enough, I'm not from Boston) and not mention Ray Winstone's accent?

sithsaber408
Originally posted by sithsaber408
Story of Irish mob boss (Jack Nicholson) who has a young new thug, secretly a cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) in his organization, and at the same time has an operative of his (Matt Damon) working as a mole in the police force.

Also stars: Mark Whalberg, Martin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin.

Directed by: Martin Scorsesee, bitches!!!

Let the OWNAGE begin.....

http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1451528&sdm=web&qtw=640&qth=400

^^^^Looks as though my first post was right on the money. stick out tongue

That was back in July of last year, after just having watched the trailer.

The Core
Originally posted by exanda kane
Jesus, you moan about Wahlberg's accent (fair enough, I'm not from Boston) and not mention Ray Winstone's accent?

Mr. French, the character, wasn't from Boston. With that rich of an accent, atleast I'd hope not.

Wahlberg was about as credible a cop, muchless a Bostonian as Charlton Heston was a Mexican in "Touch of Evil".

Originally posted by sithsaber408


THE DEPARTED, was named Best Picture of the Year at last nights Oscar ceremony, and Martin Scorsesse won Best Director for the film.Happy Dance

(it also won Best Editing, and a Best Screenplay Oscar.)



There's some irony to be accounted for in such a longwinded film winning "best editing". The pacing of "The Departed" was terrible, IMO. "Best Screenplay" I don't think it should have won because it's merely someone taking someone elses movie and changing Hong Kong to Boston.

sithsaber408
Originally posted by sithsaber408


Hat0rs: Go f*ck yaself.

The Core
I don't hate the movie. I just don't think it's Oscar material. I bring up some valid points, and I'm a "hater"?

God forbid people have differeing opinions.

sithsaber408
Chill dog, chill.

Just messin with ya. stick out tongue




























Now, go f*ck yaself.

=Tired Hiker=
Well, regardless of it being a remake and all that, The Departed was the best film I've seen in a long time. I've watched it three times and have never gotten bored. I think it deserved all the Oscars it got.

Lyna303
Originally posted by =Tired Hiker=
Well, regardless of it being a remake and all that, The Departed was the best film I've seen in a long time. I've watched it three times and have never gotten bored. I think it deserved all the Oscars it got.
agreed...did not know it was a remake though

sithsaber408
thumb up

=Tired Hiker=
Originally posted by Lyna303
agreed...did not know it was a remake though

I'm wondering how different a film it is when compared to Infernal Affairs. I can't imagine the two films being all that similar. Also, Jack Nickolson's character was based on a real guy, and in the special features the screenwriter explains how the story of this real mob boss just fit nicely into the paradigm of Infernal Affairs. The filmmakers of The Departed don't actually say that the film is based on this real guy, so I think they had to claim the film a "remake" for legal reasons.

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