Discovered a review from an early screening of Public Enemies. You can’t take these reviews too seriously, and this is highlighted by the guy who featured the review on his site. He say’s of the review: Of course – he is also saying that when the film he saw didn’t have a real score in place, wasn’t color timed, didn’t have much of its finished digital trickery in place – and was an initial loose edit at two hours and 40 minutes. In otherwords, putting this film in any sort of place in Mann’s career versus finished films… well is a bit jumping the gun. There’s a whole lot of movie-making yet to be done on this sucker – and Mann is someone known for having his films getting increasingly superior through the editing and post-production process. I’m dying to see this one.
Anyway, the reviewer concluded: I do think this will be a terrific movie when it’s done, way better than Ali and better than Miami Vice (which I enjoyed), but not a classic like Heat or Last of the Mohicans. In closing I’d like to say that you shouldn’t read this review, it’s probably just better to wait until next summer and not know anything about it when you go in. Too late?
Be sure to check out the talk back responses below the review, which if you can get past the language shows how enthusiastic people are about this new Michael Mann potential masterpiece!