Benz Eye View: Black Mass

Black Mass
Black Mass

Pros:

Johnny Depp is the best actor in this movie.  He is cold and intimidating, but he can be friendly and concern at times.  He is clearly not playing Captain Jack Sparrow.

I like many of its themes that play out in this movie.  From the downfall of being a kingpin to the lesson on how to deal with friends that are bad influences are interesting and well-played.

Cons:

This movie is pretty slow.  If you are expecting plenty of action, do not seek this movie since they spend plenty of time talking about certain things that have small impact to the story.

Many of the side characters are not well-developed.  The movie spends time with them as they are as important as James “Whitey” Bulger, but they either stand there doing nothing or do their jobs.  It is hard for the audience to care for them at all if they do that.

Overall:

Black Mass is based off of a true story about James “Whitey” Bulger and his crimes in South Boston while collaborating with the F.B.I.  I do not know if the movie is true to the actual events, but I can say this: I will admit that this movie was decently made, but I just do not care for it.  It does what it needs to do, and it does its job more or less.  I really do not have much to say about this movie other than it is for any person who loves gangster movies.  I am not really much a fan of it unless they do something unique to the genre.  Hopefully, you may enjoy it better than I do.

7.5/10

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