Infernal Affairs: Redux (The Departed)
I saw Infernal Affairs today...except it starred a bunch of white people. This is just a message for all those falling all over themselves in adulation of Scorcese's latest film, "The Departed", "written" by William Moynahan.
THIS MOVIE WAS ALREADY MADE, AND IT ENDED MUCH BETTER.
I actually thought Scorcese was going to add something new, but instead the entire plot even down to the comedy bits was exactly the same, and the stuff they did change wasn't for the better. I expected more from "Marty", and you know what I wouldnt be surprised if this is the film that gets Scorcese his Oscar. And when he wins it everyone will say "finally he got one!!!", yea off the coat tails of a Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, Andy Lau, and Tony Leung. As far as the acting, Leo did a pretty good job, but he is no Tony Leung, who gave a freaking masterful performance as the undercover cop.
The other thing that bothered me is with all the press and hype surrounding "The Departed", only one person really gave more than just lip service credit to Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's "Infernal Affairs"...and it was Anthony Anderson. I don't know what that means.
Do yourselves a favor guys, go rent "Infernal Affairs" and give it a viewing. It is just done much better. Sure it doesnt have as much cursing in it, has subtitles, and the actors aren't dreamboats like leo and matt and marky mark, but it is just more enjoyable.