Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Some people just have no taste in movies.
The Departed is still the worst movie I've seen so far this year. And I've seen about 35 movies since then. I watched National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2: The Rise Of Taj yesteday, and it was better than The Departed.
I finally saw The Departed. While I wouldn't rate it as the best picture of the year, it was far from the worst movie I've seen. I thought it was a good story with good acting, but with some fairly glaring plot points. Scorcese seemed to be much more interested in his characters and setting (as he always is) than with the actual plot. That said, I thought it held together pretty well until [SPOILER ALERT] Jack Nicholson's character was killed. To be fair, however, the plotline for Infernal Affairs wasn't much more complicated.
At any rate, I wouldn't have given The Departed an Oscar, but it was far, far better than The Black Dahlia, for example.