Ben Affleck is two for two in the director’s chair. The Town wasn’t special and isn’t anything you haven’t seen before – imagine Heat + Set It Off + (The Departed – Scorsese) – but it was very well-acted and the action set pieces were pretty solid (except the the fact that the FBI shoot like Cobra in the old G.I. Joe cartoon).
The only issue I had was the relationship between Claire (Rebecca Hall) and Doug (Affleck). While they had a good rapport, it wasn’t the kind of affair that made it seem worth Doug risking everything to be with her. They seemed more like buddies who decided to hook up one night.
Looking back on my list for the summer, I only saw six of the movies. Either movies are getting worse or I’m getting less interested in going to the movie theater. Between the increasing costs and the 3D boom/nightmare, It takes a lot to get me out to the movies. Hopefully, the Fall will fare better than the Summer.