Becky and I went to see the new Ben Affleck flick The Town last night at the AMC Theaters in Castle Rock, CO with our friends Chris and Hope Cargill. The Fandango website at The Town describes the movie as follows:
“‘Gone Baby Gone’ director Ben Affleck adapts author Chuck Hogan’s Hammett Prize-winning novel concerning four thieves who are hunted on the streets of Boston by a determined FBI agent and a woman with the power to bring them all to their knees…”
The Town is a drama and action flick that reminded us quite a bit of the movie Point Break with bank robbers wearing Halloween masks and a tight group of four guys who knock over banks for a living. There is an FBI agent trying to track them down like in Point Break, but he doesn’t get involved in robbing banks by going undercover like in Point Break. It is a pretty good movie with plenty of action, a bit graphic at times with sex and violence, so it’s definitely rated R for good reasons.
The characters are interesting, it’s Directed by Ben Affleck who plays the main character as well and was involved in writing the screenplay. There is an Irish Mob element in this movie since it takes place in Boston, but it’s a bit long and drawn out at times. It’s not something we haven’t seen before, nothing really fresh about it, but it’s well done for people who are looking for a good action/drama at the movies. We can’t say we loved this one or would want to see it again. Probably would like it more if we were from Boston. You’ll want to talk like you’re from Boston by the time you’re done watching the film. The acting is good, but the story is mediocre at best. Becky and I thought it was borderline rental to being worth the trip, but we’ll give it a Worth The Trip for a rating, since we both thought it was pretty good overall.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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