Public Enemies is a movie about the image in front of the man that was John Dillenger. It is fact-based but far from the truth because so much of it is dramatized and fictionalized for our collective entertainment. It zeros in on the mythical qualities of a depression era bank robbing outlaw during the later stages of his storied and sensationalized career.
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I was really excited about this movie and it lived up to my expectations and then some. I read the books a few years back and while I am a fan of Alan Moore, and it is certainly a thoughtful and complex work, the original graphic novel left me a little cold. I respect it and enjoyed it, but it was more of a detached fascination then any real affection for the characters.