39 – Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Rubbish.A guy who's storming Normandy is collecting soil from different parts of the world.No only that but he carries all his samples with him into a war zone.Why not leave it back at base?Idiot.

Rubbish.A guy who’s storming Normandy is collecting soil from different parts of the world.No only that but he carries all his samples with him into a war zone.Why not leave it back at base?Idiot.

Saving Private Ryan is about one army sergeants battle with arthritis and how he tries to overcome his crippling affliction by searching for a guy called Ryan.Not really,but i could be.What with all the close-ups of Tom Hanks’ hands shaking uncontrollably. The gist of the film is an 8 man group is sent looking for the final remaining Ryan after his 3 brothers were killed in combat.It seems a bit stupid putting 8 lives at risk for 1 but hey it’s an American film.The film has an all-star cast,so many familiar faces it’s hard to find someone you don’t recognize. The action and battle scenes really make this film.The realism along with the gore factor really makes an impression on you.In the end Hanks finds the guy and with his last words tells Damon to “Earn it” and does he?I haven’t a clue.As i watched the film there was a few bits where i was shouting at the screen.For example when they’re looking through the bag of dog tags it looks like they’re going through a bag of mirrors,light reflecting all over their faces.As far as i know dog tags are matte/frosted for the for the simple reason that if you’re hiding you don’t want light reflecting from you because the enemy might see it.

IMDB RATING      –     8.5
MY RATING     –    7.9
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  NOT BAD.VERY LONG.SOME GRUESOME STUFF IN IT.

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52 – The Departed (2006)

Take that, old man.

Take that, old man.

The departed is based on a Japanese film called Infernal Affairs that was also on the list some time ago.The Departed is one of them films that seems to be almost perfect,for me anyways. We have some excellent casting and Di Capri-Sun gives a descent performance as a cop that has gone so far under cover now doubts who he really is.Leo did a few good films on the trot:Shutter Island,Inception and this.He’s really coming into his own and picking the films right for him.I noticed during the credits that Brad Pitt was one of the producers and found it a bit strange that he wasn’t in it.Maybe he could have played Damons character just as well as him but i don’t know if he could have pulled off the whole Boston thing.The plot isn’t a complex one,a crook has a guy on the inside – a cop and the cops have a guy on the inside pretending to be a crook.And it’s a game of cat and mouse(rat) for each of them to find out who the other is.It’s interesting how each informer is trying to give information to their superiors without being spotted or caught.The final minutes of the film make for some plot twists and there are a few differences here between this version and the Asian one.I noticed a continuity error too,watch when Fitzy hands his ‘cittizins’ envelope to Di Capri-Sun.

IMDB RATING      –     8.4
MY RATING     –    8.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  SCORSESE NAILS IT.SOUNDTRACK IS BANG ON TOO.

181 – The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

super spies can track you anywhere but  still this guy has a walkie talkie the size of a bag of patotos

super spies can track you anywhere but still this guy has a walkie talkie the size of a bag of patotos

This the third instalment of the Bourne franchise,third of four so far.It’s a pretty good concept or story,rogue agent trying to clear his name with some great action in between him getting out of the game to him getting back into it.The camera work for of a lot of the start of the film was pretty rubbish.Like it was filmed by a camera man falling down some stairs on a boat .Very fucking shaky.even in shots of people in an office typing it’s all over the place, i was almost getting  motion sickness.The fight scene between Bourne and the Desh guy in Morocco was excellent.I was thinking near the end will he won’t he get away and then i  remembered i seen The  Bourne Legacy in the cinema a few months back,but wait was Matt Damon even in that ? Was it not all Jeremy Renner ? Fuck, maybe he didn’t make it out.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8.1
SEEN BEFORE     –  YES
RECOMMEND?     –    YES
OVERALL     –  OKAY.PLOT HOLES EVERYWHERE.”KEEP HIM ON THE LINE 30 SECONDS TILL TRACE”BOLLOCKS.