A movie with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, how do you think it would end? Public Enemies premiered in the cinemas about a week back and so far, I haven't heard anything bad about it. Its true I tell you, I watched myself already =D It is a pretty awesome movie with these two superstars in it. It has a mix of action, drama and a little bit of humor in it as well. So here is a mini synopsis of the movie. =)
The movie takes places in the 1930's. America is faced with the Depression and it was sort of a party time for criminals such as John Dillinger (Depp), Baby Face Nelson (Stephan Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi). The movie is based on author Bryan Burrough's Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI. Dillinger was a charismatic bank robber whose lightning fast raids became well known to everyone and making him America's first ever Public Enemy Number One.
No one could stop Dillinger and his band of outlaws. No jail could hold him either. He could easily break out of every jail that he was placed in during the course of the movie. But though he rob banks, Dillinger would not harm anyone unnecessarily . He would also not take money from the public, only the banks. He was a real gentlemen and the public loved him and hated the banks which plunged the country into that Depression.
During that time, the FBI was also in the midst of its formation. J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) was in charge of them. He took this opportunity to make Dillinger the most wanted criminal at that time in hopes that capturing him would boost his Bureau of Investigation. He then brings in Melvin Purvis (Bale) in order to capture Dillinger. But Purvis underestimates Dillinger and ingenuity as a criminal mastermind. Outwitted and outgunned, Purvis only hope was to turn to several ex-lawman from the West and orchestrating a series of betrayals that was so cunning that the criminal mastermind would also not expect.
Watch the movie to find out what happens =)
My feedback on the movie
I feel that the movie was really interesting and filled with excitement. It was very interesting to see how Dillinger could outwit the FBI almost every single time. Not only that, watching him escape from prison with so much ease was also very amazing to watch. But there were several fun facts in the movie though. For example, at certain parts of the movie, Dillinger would be walking around in public and no one would take notice of him. Not only that, there will be a point in the show where he was surrounded by the police, but no one could recognize him. He could even walk in and out of the police station and no one would know its him. All he had for a disguise was a hat, a pair of sunglasses and a thin mustache. At times it was just hilarious. =) Out of 5 stars, I would rate this movie at a 4 and a half star. =) A must watch for you Johnny Depp and Christian Bale fans.