Sunday, July 5, 2009

Not really an american hero

This was a little something different this weekend. While most of the town was off watching the fireworks, my buddies and I took the time to see a movie. After weeks of seeing comedies and Transformers last week, we decided to change it up and see a historical drama/action film. Public Enemies is the movie based on the true story of one of America's most notorious criminals in the 30's John Dillinger. During the great depression, Dillinger and his associates pulled off many daring bank robberies, claiming they were only interested in taking the governments money. By traveling across state lines to commit these robberies, this led to the birth of the FBI. Before the police was helpless s their own jurisdiction ended at the state borders. Dillinger pulled off many stunts including talking openly to the media about the banks he hit to spending time in the Chicago police department while he was the most wanted man in America. Johnny Depp proves in this move why he is one of Hollywood's top actors. He is joined by the seemingly always working Christian Bale and many other notable actors. While the running time hits up to about 2 and a half hours, for me the movie flew by, keeping me entertained through out. I give Public Enemies a score on the Heath-meter of 9 out of 10.

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