I was desperate for another action movie with a good story since Inception is the only film that really brought it this summer.
Finally, I got my wish.
First of all, The Town is one of the best movies of the year and should be up their on voters ballots when Oscars roll around. Above that, it’s also one of the best heist movies I’ve ever seen.
To summarize, I absolutely loved The Town.
The best action movies ALWAYS have incredible stories to match the guns, explosions and brawls.
What I loved about The Town was how well the heist and chase sequences integrated into the story. When you care about the people involved it makes the action that much more exciting and interesting.
Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm steal the show here. Every 5 or 6 minutes it felt like another bomb got dropped. Another twist in the tale. Gradually, the stakes continue to rise. By the time you I saw those creepy nun masks come out, I already had the film in my top 5 for 2010. It’s that good.
Then the action starts and it’s every bit as entertaining as the story itself.
- Ruthless gun fights.
- Gritty car chases.
- Vicious stand offs.
The Town is exactly what I needed after a summer of disappointments. Like The Departed, it’s a look into a fascinating world that will stick with you.
I think it’s a lock for a best picture nomination especially now that they nominate 10 movies. I don’t think it will win but it’s such a well made movie that it deserves to be honored.
People will say that Ben Affleck is back. They will say Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm played incredible supporting roles. They will say The Town is one of the best films of the year.
I couldn’t agree more.
The Town kicked ass.
PS: Honestly, how awesome is this trailer!