I finally made it out to see Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, and my experience was on par with the opening reviews – flawed being the key word used at the time.
I think I’d add “overworked” to that evaluation, but not in any jarring manner. i found it interesting, and again echoing the earlier reviews, emotionally flat. I must note I have no idea how I would have changed things to increase my emotional resonance with the characters, but I do think that Scorsese was hoping to create just such a resonance.
Despite that it was fascinating. Scorsese’s Apocalypse Now? mmmm, no.