Thursday, March 5, 2009
Trailer Watch: Public Enemies
Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Giovanni Ribisi, and Michael Mann. All of these names together work well if their goal is to get me immensely excited about a movie. This looks like pretty standard Michael Mann, crime drama with a solid mix of prestige biopic. It doesn't look to be in the range of Heat, but then again, very few films are. For now, this is my most anticipated movie for 2009, and there are so many sub-plots. Will Depp finally win that Oscar most people think he deserves? People have loved him for a long time, but when the Academy felt they had to catch up, they ended up nominating him for something that was pretty standard (Sweeney Todd) or flat boring (Finding Neverland). Public Enemies seems to have quite a bit of merit. I guess we'll have to wait and see.