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Posted: 5/17/2005 11:46:37 AM EST
I just saw the movie Gangs of New York on VHS and thought it was pretty good, anybody else see it what did you think of the movie? by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese

the story was set back in the 1846 - 1863 era about Irish immigrants , lawlessness, corruption in lower Manhatten, also interesting scenes of rioting and looting during the Civil War draft, I think it was well made.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:48:03 AM EST
Boring
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:48:34 AM EST
Bill the Butcher was the sole saving grace of the movie.

Every part of the movie that he wasn't in sucked ass.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:48:39 AM EST
gay
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:53:08 AM EST
I liked it because it was historical, they did a good job of portraying the hard life of 1860's era, the photography and special effects made it feel just like you stepped back in time, it was realistic.

Bill the "Butcher" was an interesting character
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:54:24 AM EST
no
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:56:56 AM EST
Liam neeson and Daniel Day Louis all in one movie? What's not to like?
But then, that's the female in me talking!
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:57:28 AM EST
It was ok.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:58:46 AM EST
Great premise for a movie, but very poorly done.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:01:44 PM EST
no
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:03:50 PM EST
No, I didn't like it. There were no good guys to cheer for, only pimps, whores, and thieves.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:06:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 5:05:43 PM EST by SS109]
I liked the history, seemed pretty authentic to me. And the movie inspired me to read the book. Amazing to think people believe crime in Manhattan is bad now. It is nothing compared to 100 years ago.
Makes the Wild West look tame.

It was also interesting to see Federal troops rushed off the battlefield of Gettysburg to put down the draft riots. I had read this before but it really hit home seeing it on the big screen.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:11:30 PM EST
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.................
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:14:46 PM EST
I liked it.

None of em' had the sand of the Dead Rabbits...

NorCal
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:16:24 PM EST
ME AIN'T GONNA LIKE A ANTI-AMERICAN PRO RoP MOVIE LIKE THAT!

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Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:24:24 PM EST
I didn't he 1st time I saw it, but it's ok. Not great, just ok. Bill the Butcher really is the best part.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:30:29 PM EST
I liked it
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 12:31:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By SS109:
I liked the history, seemed pretty authentic to me. And the movie inspired me to read the book. Amazing to think people think crime in Manhattan is bad now. It is nothing compared to 100 years ago.
Makes the Wild West look tame.



Or even 25 years ago.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 3:39:42 PM EST
It was visually stunning, but the story petered out well before the movie ended.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 4:38:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 4:42:25 PM EST by DienBienPhu54]
I learned a few words they used back in 1862 New York:

>do you have a "Timber?" = you have a light? [when asking someone for a light for a cigarette]
>dove = a female pick pocket
>badger = a thief who waits until a man and a woman are having sex, then he hits the guy with a club and robs him

they even showed a wagon spraying the streets at night with a special disinfectant to stop "Cholera"



Bill the "Butcher" wearing the fancy clothing
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 4:48:04 PM EST
Knowing the theme of the movie was based on how live really was it was actually interesting.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:04:55 PM EST
the part when they showed men enlisting in the army and old recruiting posters was interesting

>a man could pay $300 so he wouldnt get drafted

>the recruiters promised

>good pay
>friends
>free meals
>uniforms

3 meals a day and good pay!

they also showed a ship unloading tin coffins of the dead soldiers

it showed lots of historically accurate depictions of life in old time NY, even some interesting scenes of Chinese immigrants.

also showed a historically accurate depiction of an old fire engine putting out a fire
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:13:26 PM EST
Hated, hated, hated it. The best scene was where the Army of the Potomac marched in and shot down the rioters. Easily my favorite part. Go Union Boys! Shoot down them copperheads!
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:14:30 PM EST
It was a good way to kill a few hours.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:20:04 PM EST
sucked
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:20:33 PM EST
I had read the book before actually seeing the movie, so for me, the main enjoyment was seeing what it all would have looked like. The story itself was just an attempt to personalize the overall experience of living in that era. It was a time in our history that I knew nothing about, and while reading the book, I was shocked at how people lived back then.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 5:29:59 PM EST
(Comic Book Guy) Worst Movie Ever (Comic Book Guy)
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 12:29:38 PM EST
I enjoyed it.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 12:35:22 PM EST
The first half was pretty good...but the second half was teh suxxor and ruined it.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 12:36:25 PM EST
My 19 and 21 year old sons said I am an idiot for thinking it boring. Therefore, I will amend my review by stating that I thought it an interesting period piece and was about an hour too long.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 1:05:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/18/2005 1:08:40 PM EST by HardShell]
I enjoyed it; my wife didn't care for it.


... MAY THE CHRISTIAN LORD GUIDE MY HAND AGAINST YOUR ROMAN POPERY!!! ...
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 2:11:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/18/2005 2:13:45 PM EST by DienBienPhu54]
what was the reason for the dead rabbits? was it some type of sign for war?

the Irish carried a stick with a bunch of dead rabbits on it when they fought

then in another scene Leonardo DeCaprio hangs a dead rabbit carcus on a iron fence?

was it supposed to symbolize something?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:08:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
what was the reason for the dead rabbits? was it some type of sign for war?

the Irish carried a stick with a bunch of dead rabbits on it when they fought

then in another scene Leonardo DeCaprio hangs a dead rabbit carcus on a iron fence?

was it supposed to symbolize something?








en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Rabbits
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:17:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
I just saw the movie Gangs of New York on VHS and thought it was pretty good, anybody else see it what did you think of the movie? by acclaimed Liberal asshole hollywierd loser director Martin Scorsese?

the story was set back in the 1846 - 1863 era about Irish immigrants , lawlessness, corruption in lower Manhatten, also interesting scenes of rioting and looting during the Civil War draft, I think it was well made.




Fixed it.


Movie sucked. BIGTIME
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 7:28:10 AM EST
My favorite scene was when Bill the Butcher tapped on his glass eye with the tip of his knife. Hardcore.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 7:44:55 AM EST
i had to watch it with my girlfriend and was expecting to really hate it (i thought it was going to be some faggot musical deal) but it was surprisingly good. the civil war was one of my favorite historical periods. it was long and i can understand how some people might not like it but i think it was excellent.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 7:54:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By thejokker:
i had to watch it with my girlfriend and was expecting to really hate it (i thought it was going to be some faggot musical deal) but it was surprisingly good. the civil war was one of my favorite historical periods. it was long and i can understand how some people might not like it but i think it was excellent.



In the scene where Irish immigrant families were stepping off the boats and the husbands were separated and enlisted, does anybody know if it really happened like that, or was it just more Hollyweird revisionism?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:13:37 AM EST
Without a doubt on the list of all time crappy movies.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:39:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brohawk:
My favorite scene was when Bill the Butcher tapped on his glass eye with the tip of his knife. Hardcore.



his glass eye had a symbol on it, I think it was for the Union?

remember when he was cooking his steak, he just barley browned it on the hot skillet then ate it rare almost raw
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:48:56 AM EST
Good movie, but the ending played out like an LSD trip.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 9:49:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Great premise for a movie, but very poorly done.



That is what I thaught. It had great potential.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 10:04:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By handgunfun:

Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Great premise for a movie, but very poorly done.



That is what I thaught. It had great potential.



the historical details were correct and made the movie interesting just for the historical scenes, I felt like I stepped back in time, the accents, the dress, the streets, the music, I think it was excellent.
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