I recently saw The Departed on Saturday, October 28 using one of my free movie tickets. Since I don’t see movies in theaters all that often, I will try to post my reviews of the movies that I do see. First up is The Departed, a gritty good vs. bad flick starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg. The movie is based on the highly acclaimed Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs, which starred Tony Leung and Andy Lau. I will mention up front that I had already seen Infernal Affairs (but not IA2 or IA3). Although I am not one of the many IA freaks out there, I do believe that it soured my reception of The Departed. Could it be because there was a distinct lack of Asians in the film (I’ll admit that there were a few, but they looked like idiots)? Maybe…probably. On to the review!
Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?
The next review I will be posting will be on The Prestige, which I just saw on Sunday, October 29. To my regular readers, look forward to that! For those of you who have seen both The Departed and Infernal Affairs…what did you think?