This was the first time I watched movie at Plaza EX! Pipiet chose the movie and I went along because I wanted to see this movie too. Pipiet forgot to tell Christi that we’d like to hang out (meaning: watching movie, talking, eating, talking, drinking-coffee-till-you-drop, talking, talking, and talking-without-ordering-more, he, he,…). Olip Surolip (famous for Olive) joined this merry ‘party’ *smile*.
OK, here’s the summary: Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police department and the Irish-American mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy’s identities.
This is a movie with BIG stars, from Jack Nicholson, Leonardo di Caprio, Matt Damon, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Alex Baldwin, to Martin Scorcese as the Director! This is Scorcese’s adaptation (or interpretation?) of Hong Kong thriller’s “Internal Affairs”. I bet Scorcese likes (or adores?) mafia life so much that many of his movies are about mafia and gangsters. This is also his third time directing Leonardo di Caprio after “Gangs of New York” (which I like) and “The Aviator” (which I like too). Both Leonardo and Scorcese are considering making Paramount Pictures’ “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt” their next joint project, and are also in early negotiations to remake Akira Kurosawa’s “Drunken Angel” for Warner Bros. I guess they love each other so much that they like to work together so many times *smile*. I wonder whether those movie directors or original script writers from Hong Kong ask for some ‘token of appreciation’ from the powerful Hollywood circle for the remakes of so many Hong Kong movies (and martial styles) into Hollywood mega-buster movies.
What I can say about Jack-of-all-trades-Nicholson, who some sources claim to demand bigger role in this movie – although the original role in Hong Kong’s “Internal Affairs” was not that significant.
OK, the amusing part is when the killings become domino effects *smile*. The gangsters killed Oliver Queenan (Martin Sheen) – Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) killed gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) – Billy Costigan (Leonardo di Caprio) has seized Sullivan – but Lazio (Robert Wahlberg) shot and killed Costigan – then Sullivan shot and killed both Brown (Anthony Anderson) and Lazio – and at last Digham (Mark Wahlberg) killed Sullivan. I wonder… are we playing play station – when they record the number of people you can shot and kill?
Yeah, well,… it’s a decent entertaining movie though. I felt like I’ve made a trip to the Hollywood’s Hall of Fame… and I can say to myself, ‘well, I know him from such and such movies’, when they appear on their first scene in this movie. I bet if there’s such a game like “Who Wants to be A Millionaire (Movie Trivia)”, I will surely participate! *smile*