Public Enemies Poster

The new poster for the upcoming Johnny Depp and Christian Bale flick “Public Enemies” is out.

In the action-thriller Public Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the incredible and true story of legendary Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger (Depp)the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoovers fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. No one could stop Dillinger. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyonefrom his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Cotillard) to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s ganglater including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham)thrilled many, Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw’s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America’s first Public Enemy Number One. Hoover sent in Purvis, the dashing “Clark Gable of the FBI”. However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis’ men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) who were real gunfighters and orchestrating epic betrayals from the infamous “Lady in Red” to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nittiwere Purvis and the FBI able to close in on Dillinger.

I’m almost as much of a sucker for old mobster movies as I am for sci-fi/fantasy flicks. Great story, great cast, great director (Michael Mann). Sign me up!


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24 thoughts on “Public Enemies Poster

  1. I love mob movies. I just recently rewatched “Road to Perdition” (my second favoite). Depp is a great actor, and I think it would be a unique experience to see Batman & Sweeney at odds. I may see this one in theatres.

  2. When comes the theatrical trailer?
    Please answer!!!
    I´m getting made because I can´t wait to see this film!!!!

  3. Bale: It’s fuckin distraactiiing!

    Depp: Dude, you can’t talk to me like that, I was in fucking Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Bale: Oh goooood how was it?!

    Depp: It made like a billion dollars.

    Bale: Oh well it’s useless now ain’t it!

    Depp: Noope, still spendin that money.
    Sorry, always wanted to do my own parody of the rant. But yeah, this looks fantastical. And I still love Bale.

  4. Not on a huge Bale kick lately. I didnt really like him in 3:10 to Yuma, and he was the worst part of TDK.

    He seems too one dimensional. Mann had better rebound from Miami Vice. He’s losing his grip about as fast as Ridley Scott…. Redemption is only a film away, however. Here’s to Robin Hood and Public Enemies.

    1. I liked Miami Vice, maybe one of the only few. I think the only reason it did not do all that well was that most people that saw it were probably expecting an action flick, which it was not. Soundtrack was awesome, still listen to it. The shootout near the end of the movie was awesome in HD, very realistic looking almost to the point that it seemed like it was filmed with a handicam.

      I did not really like 3:10 to Yuma, but that was not Bale’s fault. I just spent the entire movie expecting him to break out into this crazy gun slinger, which is not the way the story went. Guess I was hoping for the cliche and felt a little let down it did not happen. Bale did his part good though. Worse part of TDK, arguably, just as Bale is arguably the best Batman as of yet. Only contender for that position would be Keaton. Would not say he is one sided either. Have you seen the Machinist or American Psycho? Only one sidedness I have really noticed is his intensity on screen, which is not a bad thing at all.

      Can’t wait to see this, and can’t wait to see Terminator: Salvation. Bale is going to be a good fit for both those flicks.

  5. im highly anticipating this movie, but one thing i couldnt keep thinking was that bale looks a heck of alot more like dillinger than johnny does, but im sure hell play it well

  6. i hope the bale rant/ fan sweeping it under the rug doesn’t negatively affect john’s anticipation for this film too ;) jk john i love ya!

  7. My only concern is if Mann will use digital cameras that will clearly give it a digital look and feel like Collateral.

  8. my goodness, everything about this movie oozes amazing, christian bale, johnny depp, michael mann…day 1 must see for me, without a

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