The Departed is about...well, like American Hustle, you can get lost in the facts. There's Billy Costigan (DiCaprio) and Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon). Sullivan was raised by Jack Nicholson's character Frank Costello on how to be a smart-ass in life. What Wikipedia said about this movie was Billy Costigan was a Boston cop and that Colin Sullivan was some sort of criminal, which doesn't make sense because we clearly see both people went to the police academy. Anyway, the main point is a gang has kidnapped these missile chips that are worth hundreds of millions each, which can stop Air Defenses from preventing missiles or something like that, kind of like the chip in Home Alone 3. And both Costigan and Sullivan are in their own ways connected to Costello, but the police work is kind of at a standstill.
And this movie is at a standstill for more or less the whole movie, including an attack scene where a character just stands around hoping for the best and ends up thrown off a building. Could it have killed Scorcesse to make it a little more fun? There is also a relationship problem between husband and boyfriend with this woman named Marolyn played by Vera Farminga and this complete asswipe played by Mark Wahlberg, who gave a performance that felt so much like a performance that for a little while I couldn't believe he was the same star of my #1 favourite movie. None of this is very necessary or intriguing, and when a mystery that isn't really a mystery to us but to the characters unfolds, I kept thinking, "Is this a mystery?" But too many times I thought, "Doesn't matter. I'm lost anyway. I sure don't care if I understand this movie." This one gunfight about three quarters in doesn't even make up for the countless plot points and unbelievable swearing and certainly doesn't make up for a stupid, uncourageous ending that just makes the movie sit there.
Basically, The Departed is a movie about a ton of idiots whose favourite hobby is staring out into space. If you think I'll make a review of The Wolf of Wall Street soon, don't count on it. Martin Scorcesse, as I said, directed this as well, and I can't think of many films I hated as much as The Departed.