I had my new friend Karyn over to watch these two with me. We discussed them, exchanged funny comments and so on. Its nice watching movies with friends, I’ve really missed it! Anyways, I’m going to use Karyn as an excuse for my reviews being short and crap because she distracted me from my note-taking!!! Both films neither of us had seen before which was good.
There is serious stabbing at the beginning so don’t eat.
The casting is brilliant, especially the casting of the characters when they were young. Also, Robert De Niro is still awesome even when he wears huge glasses that make his eyes look like Pokemon eyes.
The storyline is all true, about gangster mobs and loyalty and everything. Its very well written. It shows the 3 big things about mobsters; be loyal, be respectful, and be violent. Also, its very obvious how the whole system works in regards to new ‘recruits’; they find young boys/men who have crap or no father figure and then become their father figure and therefore have loyalty. Don’t be disrespectful as it just leads from one death to another and to another.
The jail scene is infuriating because there gangsters, who commit the worst crimes of all, manage to buy their way into an easy prison sentence and it turns into a quiet holiday with steaks and whisky.
Karyn got really into this movie, to the point where one of the main characters dies and he’s so annoying and deadly to everyone [he doesn’t care who he kills or by what means] that Karyn breathed a sigh of relief when he was killed. To get the audience that involved takes great writing and acting skills, something this movie definitely does not lack.
I jumped once and Karyn jumped twice. It is THAT good.
The iconic music. Its amazing that 2 notes can be so famous and strike so much fear!
Spielberg seems to be like me in making this movie; he loves silhouettes. This movie is a perfect example of how nature’s sky and a blacked-out human being can be the most beautiful thing ever.
I love that the fear is there from the beginning as someone is attacked within the first couple of minutes.
The body covered in crabs, the first “OMG ew” of the movie, there’s about a million more after that.
I never thought that a piece of dock would scare me so much!
Was the shark caught? Hell no! Why do we know? Because there’s still over an hour left of movie!
Once again, Karyn got really into this movie, we both did but Karyn actually cheered when the shark died and clapped when it turned out the other guy was still alive.
And then we watched Jaws in 30 Seconds By Bunnies which we were still laughing at and recieting about an hour after we’d watched it. I think you should watch the bunnies one too, as well as this movie and Gooodfellas.
“You yell shark and we’ve got a panic on our hands on the 4th July.”
“This shark could swallow you whole.”
“My boy is dead.”
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
“Show me the way to go home.”
“I used to hate the water.” “Can’t imagine why.”
208/212 – 4 TO GO! ALMOST THERE!