Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MOVIE: Gangs Of New York

When you kill a king, you don't stab him in the dark. You kill him where the entire court can watch him die.

That is what Gangs Of New York is about, killing a king.Of course it takes nearly three hours and a great deal of violence to get there. But the movie is an absolute piece of art and well worth every minute.

It was award winning across the board: acting, directing, costumes, cinematography, and writing. Everything was memorable and moving. The pacing slightly dragged while the characters where being devloped. There was a great deal of voilence and blood.

Daniel Day-Lewis is a god among insects.

It is one of the few movies I look forward to seeing again. A very rare thing these days. I don't think I've said that about any movie in the last five years. 

Date flick? If the lady can tolerate the blood. Kids? Certainly not! I wouldn't even suggest it for teens. But Gangs Of New York is very much worth a rental and even buying. I even have the soundtrack!

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