Not A “Town” For Me

townMV5BMTcyNzcxODg3Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTUyNjQ3Mw@@._V1._SX214_CR0,0,214,314_This weekend, while the snow raged outside, I finally caught up to “The Town,” the Ben Affleck-directed Bah-ston flick now on DVD. I can understand why this story of working-class bank robbers was popular: there’s plenty of action and a love story to boot. Thirteen years after Affleck shot to fame (and won an Oscar) with the working-class-Boston tale “Good Will Hunting,” Benny is still playing homage to the city he loves. Nothing wrong with that: Boston is a great city and deserves attention. “The Town”‘s helicoptered postcard shots of the urban landscape, however, are laid on a bit thick. Truly annoying: in the final action sequence more men are murdered than on Omaha Beach and yet we’re still supposed to have some kind of sympathy for Affleck’s conflicted character at the waterside fade-out. I think not.

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