Another old time movie that i watched. I'm interested in watching this movie because i was looking for a most recommended 'based-on-true-story movie'. I found this movie on the list and i intended to watch it. I'm not dissapointed at all about the recommendation i got. :)
Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy? Storyline by Colin Tinto
Goodfellas tells a story about how a man became a gangster ever since he was a child, how's the life of a gangster and what a dramatic ending. Henry Hill played by Ray liotta was taking me to a real life gangster life. It left no space for fiction. It's all real. No excessive scene and very smooth rythm. I can follow everystep in the story and not being confused. It was great.
I don't like too much shooting fight and that makes this movie my favourite. Eventhough it's a gangster movie, it shows perfectly enough shooting scene without reducing the story value. Neither the shooting nor the killing scene is making the movie bad.
And i like Joe Pesci role in this movie. :D I saw some of his movie and i like this role best. He plays a real gangster, not the quiet one but the blabbermouth one. He speaks a lot and dare like a real criminal. Some scene i found out that he jokes too. lol. Honestly, i laugh everytime he makes jokes. It's funny man. No doubt he got the oscar for the supporting role.
The thing that i learn from this true story movie is that your neighborhood has a great role in what one is going to be when one grown up. You see, in this movie, Henry hill wanted to become a gangster because he saw the life of gangster everyday in his neighborhood. He was influenced and ironically his parents didn't do the right to avoid this. Being harsh isn't the best way to teach, i think. The second thing is about greed. You get greed and you'll be all done. Greedy is such a disease that everyone ever tempted for. But, we must know that it leads to one end. FAILURE!