Wednesday, September 21, 2011

58. Public Enemy

Public Enemy

Here it is!  The movie you have seen a million times before!  I just watched Little Caesar so I am getting these two really mixed up since I had seen this one awhile ago.

This is essentially the same film.  Gang war.  Brazen man.  Drive by shootings.  Grapefruit (okay so maybe that one is not as common).  I think gangster movies age a lot worse than silent films do.  There is really not a lot of directions that a gangster movie can go so they usually all choose the same path.  I was actually really bored.

If I had watched this before Little Caesar it would probably have a more favorable review but since this was the same regurgitated plot, I cannot be too kind.  Of course, I am exaggerating a bit.  There are some a few differences, but come on.  Let's have some variety here.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

I bet I could tell you the plot of Goodfellas without having seen it.

Feminist groups protested on the brutality after seeing the grapefruit scene.

Louis Brooks was offered the female lead.

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