Khamis, November 09, 2006

Departed & Covenant


Its my first movie marathon at MBO Cinema in Galaxy Ampang. I've watched The Departed and The Covenant movie continuously. So, here's what I'm gonna say about them.


The Departed movie synopsis
'The Departed' is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy -- and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

It took 2hours and 20 minutes. Its quite long, so make sure you can stand the cold! Its my first time to be the first person in the theater and there are less than 10 people watching with me that time?!

The Departed is a unique story eventhough in the beginning, I'm quite confused with the character. One more, the casting is good because both of them are my favourite actor, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. However in this movie, they look alike from hairstyle and shape of their face, skin colour too. In short, if you want to watch police movie with some twist of the storyline, this is a great movie. I just happen to watch this movie than 'The Prestige' because I've read about the review in Imdb.com.

The Covenant movie synopsis
In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished; their bloodline disappearing without a trace--until now. This thriller tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students at the elite Spencer Academy who are bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600's, the boys have all been born with special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the covenant of silence that has
protected their families for hundreds of years.

I missed the first 20 minutes because I just finished the former movie. I hate when somebody keeps shaking my seat from behind. By the way, just be patient and watch the 1 hours 37 minutes movie till the end. So here's my review.

From the trailer, I know this is another action movies with some of the magic power from the main characters. But, since I'm expecting lots of action, this movie doesn't help. The final battle scene is not good enough. I know they hanged the character with wire to make them fly and bounce, but the movement is very wired and weird. I prefer watching 'The Matrix Revolution' final battle scene than this.

The Departed Movie Official Website

The Covenant Movie Official Website
P/S: The last movie I watched - Superman Returns. Haha.. that's mean I'm very busy through out this semester!

1 ulasan:

  1. wohooo... busy with what? watching movie? haha~

    btw, i'll find the movies in torrent.. hehe~ free ma~ :D

    BalasPadam