Watching The Town, Again

January 7, 2011

We had a chance to watch over the holidays, once again, Benn Affleck’s masterpiece, The Town.

Having already seen The Fight, some comparisons can be made.

The Town excels where The fight sometimes leaves us flat – that is – Affleck is better as an actor than Mark Wahlberg.

Mind you, he doesn’t have a better Massachusetts accent than Mark Wahlberg but as an all around director-actor, Affleck outdoes Wahlberg in The Town.

Aficionados of violence in Charlestown will all agree – Wahlberg could beat Affleck into the ground with one hand tied behind his back but he’d have to catch him first.

The Fight was good.

The Town was much, much better.

The intensity doesn’t compare.

The photography is night and day.

The violence and real-time drama portrayed in The Town is ions ahead of what was portrayed in The Fight.

  • Gem315

    The town was a well acted movie and a good production,however the scene in the North end a little over blown.

    • Anonymous

      You’ve made a point, Gem315. However, I believe that the scenes in the North End and in Fenway Park were not only overdone, but had too much exploding on the screen, which was unnecessary, and, in fact, probably took away from the film’s potential. The Town is not “West Side Story”, but it was worth seeing, nonetheless.