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.


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.


Chris said...

You're probably going to catch hell for this one.

I prefer THE DEPARTED to INFERNAL AFFAIRS but I do not go along with those who feel THE DEPARTED is another Scorsese masterpiece. It's a good film but not in the same league as GOODFELLAS and CASINO.

Fazer said...

you are a racist.

Chris said...

Of course I am. How am I supposed to take a film from Asia seriously that doesn't involve kung fu or scary looking children?

worry said...

infernal affairs is awesome, but the departed looks like a pretty good rental at least. i haven't seen the IA pre/sequels though, have you guys seen them? opinions?

also, i'm pretty sure tony leung is considered a heart throb by world standards if not american. at least wong kar-wai thinks he's a stud.

Fazer said...

i have not seen the pre/sequels, but I have heard IA 2 is not good (prequel), and IA 3 is almost like a recap of IA 1 with a little bit more advancement of Andy Lau's character and what he does next.

Anonymous said...

who gives a shit, it is still a good movie