Friday, September 10, 2010

On The Town

So Ben Affleck's The Town (Warner Bros, 9.17) is a week away and reactions are starting to pile up across the board and the consensus seems to boil down to "solidly-made yet unspectacularly conventional."

Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeff Wells doesn't really like it, Time Out London's David Jenkins says it follows the genre book line by line while InContention's Guy Lodge is just happy to settle for a well-oiled Hollywood genre piece.

Supposedly it's more of a high-energy, shoot 'em up heist thriller opposed to something more delicate, arty and sophisticated like The Departed or Gone Baby Gone. Even if it's middle-ground pulp with a few nice action set pieces, it'll be fine with me. It just doesn't seem like the kind of thing that's going to storm the Oscars.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really looking forward to this one. I don't care about its Oscar chances (frankly if Conviction can win an Oscar they don't matter).