Public Enemies tells the story of "Robin Hood" bank robber, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) who simultaneously became a hero to the recession laden American public while making himself public enemy number one. Eventually becoming the purveyor for the institution of the FBI by J. Edgar Hoover and it's top agent, Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale).
And we have the second trailer for the up and coming Johnny Depp film for you right here.
The initial trailer for Public Enemies was sort of hit or miss, as it genuinely showed that the film had promise, but the video look of the trailer was problematic for some. The video look in the first trailer is no longer an issue in the second and I think it also does more to tell the main gist of the story: To have the FBI capture John Dillinger and make him pay in a way that will frighten anyone with the hopes of emulating him.
I guess the marketability of the film actually comes down to the fact the story itself is really incredible and the cast is beyond all star (Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Billy Crudup, & Channing Tatum).
In all honesty, I geniunely liked the first trailer and the more peeks I get of Public Enemies the more excited I am to see it. The film looks like an awesome portrayal of the golden age of crime in America, which is never boring. I just hope Michael Mann upholds the integrity of the truth of John Dillinger's life while still selling a potential blockbuster like this to the public.
Public Enemies opens July 1, 2009.