I am heading off to see “Gangster Squad” this morning, not because I expect it to be good, but because I expect it to be very, very bad, as already reflected by the first reviews and the trailers. I have prepared myself by watching “Mulholland Falls” and “The Black Dahlia” to see if “Gangster Squad” can manage to be even worse, which you have to admit, will be an achievement.
I can already tell the contempt this movie shows for reality by having an African American detective. The LAPD was integrated in the 1940s? This script was written by an ex-LAPD cop?
Oh wait! We have the current L.A. skyline in a 1940s movie. There’s City Hall and the Hall of Justice, but where’s the Hall of Records?