Martin Scorsese, The Departed movie premiere

Based on Hong Kong 2006 boxoffice hit, “Internal Affair,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” is set to premiere on this weekend (Oct 6).

The Departed movie poster

With the cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson.. it’s very much expected that The Departed will be a great boxoffice success.

The storyline of the movie..

The Special Investigations Unit of the Massachusetts State Police Department has been trying to nail down notorious Boston mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) for years. The SUI hold the key with Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) as an undercover under Costello and slowly gaining his trust.

What the SUI never knew however, is that Costello has just the same idea as they do, by planting an undercover, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) in the elite police force.

As the story goes, both the mobs and police know that there is likely a mole in their squad, and both parties trying to figure out who’s the mole.. accompanied with some dramatic sequence and bloody action.

The Hong Kong version of the movie is more to intelligent and dramatic plot, while the Hollywood version is said to be more action based with the F word throwing here and there.

Some movie critics are starting to compare the 2 version of the movies, but for me it’s just none comparable.

The Departed probably have 20-50 times more budgets in the movie production than Internal Affair, better quality in terms of production and technical aspect are very much expected from the Hollywood movie.

Internal Affair will always get the credit for being the original, their actors did well also.. but when it comes to entertaining and the whole production quality, The Departed should have the better edge.


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