Last night I watched Gangster Squad on Blu-ray. On Tuesday I watched Jack Reacher (it's a two-movie week per my method of keeping Netflix from "throttling" me).
Both movies were crime dramas but they were vastly different films.
(And I like Tom Cruise and have ever since Risky Business. I don't know why people give him so much crap and say he's gay. I don't care if he's gay but I doubt he got all those beautiful women to marry him being gay.)
The problem with Gangster Squad was some stilted dialogue, implausible events, and almost no character development. It was like eye candy (or watching Emma Stone in that red dress), fun but not ultimately satisfying. I gave it three starts on Netflix but I would have given it 2.5 but that's not an option.
At the beginning of Gangster Squad it says "Inspired by true events" and then according to the "goofs" section of the Internet Movie Database page on the movie, it pretty much got nothing right except the names and dates. By that standard I could say Hammer of Thor is "inspired by true events" because World War II actually happened.
And I decided Ryan Gosling could play Michael Vaughan, the hero of Agent of Artifice, in the movie version. If there ever is a movie version.