I have watched so many bad mafia or gangster flicks the last 10 years plus…I couldn’t stomach another. Not one f@cking more. Really the ending of The Sopranos was the high water mark for me. They truck in Frank Vincent or Vincent Pastore into these two million dollar flops to spice up the movie poster and play us enthusiasts into parting $6 for an On Demand rental. I have seen better porn flicks than these made for tv mob dramas. I have seen better mob themed porn flicks.
All that said, I had to do some work the other day and decided to stream an Amazon Prime freebie. I kept seeing the Iceman movie recommended to me and I gave in. Now I have seen the documentaries and interviews on the Iceman himself, Richard Kuklinski. You can find them easily and for free on Youtube. If half of what Kuklinski himself said he did is true…he is a stone cold psychopathic killer.
That all said, this was a great movie and a great surprise. They definitely glossed over his horrendous acts and portrayed him a sympathetic character. That was a stretch. However, the acting all around was top notch. Ray Liotta had a small but crucial role and he was nearly Goodfellas great. I was very happy about that because he has been in some stinkers since Copland. Chris Evans was so good as Mr. Freezy the ice cream maniac killer…I couldn’t believe it. Gave me a whole new appreciation of Captain America’s abilities.
The main thing I enjoyed here is it was more of a gritty 70s mob flick than just a loose cannon psycho walking around. It was very Donnie Brasco esque. I was surprised they did not work John Gotti into this thing at some point. Why can’t they do that? Just like they do Marvel universe. Do the different five families and have cameos and then an all out mob war movie like The Avengers where it all comes together. That would be take my money shit.