I saw Departed last weekend and was reading back through Joe's review and I started wondering if you had seen it again? I know Afro was there with you too so I was wondering if you guys saw it again and if there were any real differences? Did it change your rating for the movie or no?
The flick was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The soundtrack was brilliant. The consistant use of the Dropkick Murphys' song 'Shipping up to Boston' was amazing. Acting was as good as you expect and I was surprised to see Sheen and Baldwin in the flick as I hadn't heard they were going to be in it. The story was quite amazing and I was genuinely surprised by the final scene at the elevators. There were some awkward scenes that I felt could have been better explained, the scenes with Leo's cousin weren't that well explained. I didn't realize they were running drugs until they were told not too. The film was a little long, but I never lost interest. I will put this in spoiler quotes, but this was the one thing I was confused about and wanted them to explain.
What exactly was in the envelope that Leo gave the Doctor? I mean I assume it was to be given to Walhberg, but I didn't quite understand. Couldn't he have just given the evidence over to Baldwin and avoided the hassle he ended up in? Lastly I sort of wondered what happened after the final scene, if they ever exposed Damon as a criminal. Although that was the part of the story I liked, gave you something to think about.