I love Gangster film. I love the gangster genre as a whole, I find crime drama dynamic and interesting above anything else. Its the one thing I have a real connection with. However gangster films only really work if the story is any good and all depends on what the story is like. Gangster films like "Goodfellas" and "Pulp Fiction" they are films which create visions in the mind which inspire the imagination and the films which stick out as having a lot of memories of because they are beautifully executed films.
In the case of the Departed, I wasn't sure what to expect going into this and I'm sure the average viewer really will when they watch it. It's quite a strange turn of events in how the story progresses and it has everything in it in which you'd expect a Gangster film to represent, a cross turn of events, an undercover cop, two rivals and a good wide ranged cast of characters for the actors to play a broad range of parts.
What I love about gangster films is that its made so clearly what type of territory you're going into. This is a film which is not for children, it's not a family film, it's an 18 and in some cases the film limits itself for holding back the age limit because of the content it posses. If you're under the age of 18 you are not permitted to watch this because it has content in it which is beyond the understanding of anyone below the age of 18, it's for adults only! It's not like Frozen which is a family film you can all go and see together and have the grand parents take them again and therefore the more bums on seats the more box office money you make. 18's I think make the least amount of money because of the limitations in engaging with a wide range of people.