Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Town (2010)

When I first saw the trailer for the movie, it really caught my eye. So, I decided to go and check it out.

Going into the film, I was really hoping this would be an interesting movie - one with a good story. Though, the story had a neat concept - I was very disappointed. Why?

To say the least, this movie really dragged in parts. And, it just wasn't the film alone - the dialogue along with the acting was not so great (in my opinion).

(Note: To be honest, I'm not much of a Ben Affleck fan. For the most part, his acting ability does not quite make it to the top of my list. But, that's just me).

For me personally, I felt some scenes felt "forced" and just did not come out naturally. Apart from the poor acting and the dialogue, it made it even worse that the movie seemed to really drag. Sure, there were a couple good action scenes. But, to be honest - there were some points in the film where it just lost my attention completely.

(Note: During these parts of the movie, I actually started to check the time. It was that slow).

Regarding the story itself, it had an interesting concept. Though, I felt that in parts - it just was executed poorly. With better dialogue along with better acting, I think this movie could have worked. But, the way it was - it just didn't do it for me.

(Note: Maybe it was me, but I felt the robbing of the bank scenes with the nuns outfits were a bit too copied from the opening scene of this movie. It just didn't feel original).

Can some people relate to this movie? It's possible. And, I believe this film definitely has an audience. If it were done better, then maybe I would have enjoyed it more. Just my thoughts.

If you've been thinking about seeing this film, I'd say - save your money. It's really not worth it in my opinion. But, if you really want to see it - it's best to hold off and watch as a rental.

Film Gurl's 15 Minute Rule: FAIL

(Note: For those who enjoyed the film, these are just my thoughts - it just didn't do it for me).

Happy movie watching!

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Candice Frederick said...

wow. i thought this film was truly engaging and one of my favorites of this year.

Film Gurl said...

I know, that's what I heard. Going in, I had read the reviews beforehand. But, I guess it just didn't do it for me. Though, I'm glad you enjoyed the film. Thanks for stopping by! :)

jervaise brooke hamster said...

Ben Affleck is a bloody worthless pile of garbage and so is this bloody movie.

angel said...

It's really a worth seeing film...

Melechesh said...

A guy from a group of 4 robs a bank and falls in love with one of the hostages after following her to a laundry, she then, for some reason welcomes him into her life then finds out it was him all along. He gives her money & an orange then grows a beard... The End.