Sunday, 20 January 2013

Gangster Squad

This movie reminds you exactly why you love Gangster movies. Set in 1949, this movie is about cops who have returned from World War 2 and who are now fighting a huge group of Gangsters in Los Angeles ran by ex-boxer, Mickey Cohen.

Mickey Cohen is filthy rich, he owns half of the city and is extremely territorial, if some Gangsters from San Francisco come onto his patch, he will find them and he will punish them in cruel and unusual way.

The Gangster Squad
There is one cop though who has not been bribed by Mickey Cohen though, his name is Sgt. John O'Mara and he is fearless. Since he came back from the war he has been a brilliant fighter however his wife tries not to encourage him because she is pregnant and she knows his work is dangerous.

The mayor of Los Angeles talks to Sgt. John O'Mara one day and he decides it is time to take down Cohen and his business empire of various shops and casinos.

So Sgt. John O'Mara gathers a team together of excellent shooters, amazing scientists and accurate knife throwers. Despite a shaky start, the elite team starts to slowly take down Cohen's empire.

From the beginning this movie is packed with action and the despite the plot being slightly complicated it is brilliant and adds to the suspense and feel of the movie.

In conclusion, I would recommend this movie for action lovers and people who love gangster films - because this is a good one!

We can expect a lot more good movies coming out over the next 6 months including 'Flight' staring Denzel Washington, Iron Man 3 staring Robert Downey Jr. and the 5th Die Hard movie staring Bruce Willis.