In a past year of sequels, remakes, and a gross lack of originality. You could say it was a horrible year for movies much like 2011. Gangster Squad looked like it had potential and I was looking forward to it to hit DVD. I had a suspicion that it could be another well beyond over the top "Hollywooded" out waste of life. Well, I rented it tonight and my suspicion was spot on in my eyes. I will give you an idea of my kind of action movies that I am into so we can see if we are on the same page. I loved Departed, Heat (obviously), The Town, Street Kings was decent, LA Confidential (phenomenal), and most recently End of Watch which was a much better movie than this farce. To end my review , if you like a way over the top shooter movie that is so predictable it is almost comical, this is for you!