If you haven't seen Infernal Affairs where Andy Lau and Tony Leung were the the true epitome of struggling bad/good guy and good/bad guy, please watch The Departed.
If you have seen the original, just wait for the DVD unless you're a Leonardo, Mark or Jack fan. Only then can one appreciate the movie … that or you're really into bloodshed which the movie has, in my opinion, too much of 😛
In a nutshell, Martin Scorsese was the only one who disappointed me in the film. Maybe I had expected too much but the last shot killed any appreciation I had … if you really want me to spoil it for you … email me.
Other than that, Leo was incredible … not as good as he was in What's Eating Gilbert Grape but nonetheless he played the tortured vulnerable good/bad guy to a 'T', you couldn't help but want to hug him and take his pain away. Like my dear friend, Cherry pointed out 🙂
Mark Wahlberg was the other one who made his character work. He showed that even in a typical straight lace cop outfit and a bad haircut, he is the Calvin Klein model on the inside.
Again, the plot didn't quite work for me and I think it's because I saw the original where the emotional struggle was much more believable. After the movie, Jordan and I just wanted to get the DVD for Infernal Affairs … so I know what I'll be doing this Hari Raya holiday.
So Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri everyone!!