Gangs of New York

Posted: February 26th, 2003 | Author: | Filed under: films, hamburg | No Comments »

Went to see Gangs of New York yesterday evening. It was really a good movie and I was postively surprised. The other thing that surprised me was the amount of blood shed and gruesome scenes which followed one another. It really painted a horrific picture of what New York used to be (or is still in some neighbourhoods?). The person I went to see the movie with did not enjoy the film because her tolerance of the graphic and realistic violence was not as good as mine and she had to look away from the screen for quite many scenes.

I thought the violence actually added to how realistic the movie looked. During the whole 3 hours of the film (for which they charged extra € 1 in the cinema) it really felt that this was the way it was then. In my opinion this is what makes a film great. It was credible, it was believable, it was brilliant.

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