Or Why I prefer Infernal Affairs to The Departed:
- Infernal Affairs captivated me more, The Departed, not so much (though I think it's because I'd already known the story before I watched The Departed, having already watched Infernal Affairs, obviously).
- I think I also connect with the more Asian slant of Infernal Affairs than with the Hollywood/Western/American style of The Departed.
- Somehow, even all the F-Words in The Departed seem lame beside the more penetrating and hard-hitting dialogue in Infernal Affairs (though you'd have to know Cantonese to understand them).
- Infernal Affairs more stylo-milo. I also prefer it's darker and more subtle atmosphere.
- Story is the same, but I prefer the way Infernal Affairs plays it out
- Somehow, the characters in Infernal Affairs had a lot more depth in them.
- Anthony Wong. Nuff said.
- Tony Leung. Nuff' said.
- The Leung/Di Caprio character was developed better in Infernal Affairs, IMHO.
- Matt Damon was ok though. He was almost as slick and oily as Andy Lau.
- Damn cacat Cantonese in The Departed.
- Bloody censors also spoiled it for The Departed. Why don't they GET IT that this kind of thing will only make MORE people wanna go get the pirated version instead...
- Somehow, although Jack Nicholson was great, having the short and squeaky-voiced Eric Tsang as Eric Tsang as the crime boss made it seem a lot more 'unique' and menacing, as unbelivable as that may seem.
Let's get this straight. Some people like one to the other. Some people don't care. ME, I think that there is no point comparing the two, but I just prefer one to the other, that's all.
HOWEVER, although The Departed is definitely NOT Infernal Affairs; The Departed is also NO Infernal Affairs either...
Now, what are you waiting for? Go watch Infernal Affairs!!!