Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finally saw "The Town"

Ben Affleck's second directorial effort came out this year. The focus is again on his favorite town, Boston. It's another crime drama. But where Gone Baby Gone was a character study that got Amy Ryan an Oscar nomination, this one has lots of gunfighting. That's not a slight on Ben, but makes me think he has bigger aspirations than to just tell gripping yarns.

And you know what, as long as he doesn't follow in the increasingly crappy foot steps of his buddy Kevin Smith, that's fine with me. You can tell that Affleck has got some good people working behind the camera to help him tell his tales. This one is a tale of the good folks who populate Charleston area of Boston. They rob banks. They give some money to a florist (aka mob dude in their neighborhood).

But this is a movie with two tales to tell. The first trailer for the movie mentioned that it came from "The Acclaimed Director of Gone Baby Gone but never actually mentioned Ben Affleck by name. It also focused on the tale of the Bank Manager. But that's not entirely true. Although she does play a big part of the movie, I feel that she's not necessarily the main story, moreso she's the catalyst that drives the story.

But overall, it's a good crime drama with more action.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?
I should pralle ditch this question, since its unlikely that I will be increasing my collection anymore with this thing called the internet.

Would you rent it?
Sure. Netflix Instant?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?
Yes. Yes, I would.


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