The mark of a great movie is how it closes out. Casino's third act is as good as the first two , if not better.
Its hardly up for debate that Goodfellas falls limp in the 3rd act , therefore Casio is objectively the superior film. Casino is the movie Marty really wanted to make.
I wasn't too impressed with the film and its not because it wasn't Goodfellas or whatever.
Im not even that big of a fan of Goodfellas. Imo , Marty's masterpiece is Casino. A sweeping cinematic epic in he vain of Lawrence of Arabia or Gone with The Wind.
A multi layered , mature and nuanced account of economics and common human dilemmas in the mob world. Portrayed through staggering believability by Stone , DeNiro , Pesci and Woods.
It was an almost impossible feat of editing and pacing. Never have i witnessed another near 3 hour movie that moves at such a pace. A technical ability that seems lost in Hollywood these days. Its a movie that's genius is only released on repeat viewings.
Irishman man is a good film , i jumped to conclusions in the other thread , but where's the brilliant technical skill behind the camera you come to expect from Scorsese?
The impressive looking shots , the cinematography , the lighting etc..It looked like it could have been made by any one.
Even the wardrobe was nowhere near as good as it was in Casino.
Its bland and pretty life-less , including the dialogue which never really leaps off the screen. Every word that came from Ace Rothstien's mouth commanded your upmost attention.
The film just didn't do it for me..I might watch it again however.
It wasn't make up it was CGI - at times it was really of putting Deniro had it for his younger scenes and prosthetics for his super old scenesThe story was very interesting, but the movie was made 20 years too late. These guys looked flat out weird in their younger make-up. Eventually you kinda get over it, but De Niro in particular just ain't what he used to be as an actor. Very stale. Pacino and Pesci were really good, though.