Saturday, December 7, 2019

"The Irishman" ....... a review!

I understand why they called this movie "The Irishman." It was because someone had already used "The Never Ending Story."

Boy did this movie suck.

Look I was looking forward to this. Sure I hate Deniro as much as the next Deplorable but you put him in a mob movie with Joe Pesci and Al Pacino and add in Scorese as the Director and I think you would have a decent mob movie. Well we don't.

This is a bloated overwrought travesty of a farce. The "de-aging" process is a joke. Deniro in particular looks ridiculous. They screw up mob history throughout the movie and man it never fucking ends. This scene is a perfect example.

Look it is stylish and the set decoration is great. But why this movie fails is because it takes the moronic ravings of hit man Frank Sheeran who is the Zelig of the Mob who was involved in every major hit in the world. Now Mob guys do this crap all the time. The first one to do it was Joe Valichi who seemed to be present at every important mob meeting for 30 years. It's all bullshit. Just rumors that they are repeating and putting themselves in the middle of to look like big shots. Its just nonsense.

So in short don't waste your time. A lot of time. Certainly don't pay a dime to see it. I think they know that as it is on Netflicks already. So if you have half a day to waste I guess it is better than watching football. But I really don't recommend it.


Tank said...

Tell us how you really feel.

edutcher said...

There seem to be 2 points of view.

Some think it's a film experience.

The vast majority are in Troop's camp.

Me, I'd rather see bad guys turn into good guys, like Harry in The Magnificent Seven.

Hey, I'm a sentimental slob.

Joe Jackson said...

This whole thing was nothing more than a money grab on everyone's part. Netflix threw hundreds of millions at them - why else would they do it?

Especially Joey P - he wanted nothing to do with this from day one, but they made him an offer he couldn't refuse - I heard 12 mil.

chickelit said...

It's pretty easy for me to ignore this movie, but I understand that a lot of people are invested in the genre.

Thanks for the honest take, Troop.

ricpic said...

Couldn't agree more, Troop. Incredibly pedestrian movie. Not one moment with a spark.

windbag said...

I started to watch it, but something called me away. I got as far as loading the wives into the car, so just a few minutes in. Long enough for me to recognize Charmaine Bucco and wonder what happened to Artie. Maybe I'll get back to it. Maybe not. Nothing I've heard so far makes me want to go out of my way to watch it. Next time I can't sleep perhaps?

Sixty Grit said...

Good one, windbag - I am pretty sure they went their separate ways after Tony had Silvio blow up the place - that kind of thing can put a crimp in one's relationship, just sayin'.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

I asked a friend who watched it what he thought. He said he kept falling asleep.