Re: Some movies
I can see both sides in Infernal Affairs vs. The Departed. When The Departed was new I saw many people bash it for copying IF scene-for-scene and being inferior. Really, nearly every scene is in The Departed, but TD is 50 minutes longer, with many additional scenes that do more with the characters. I think this does count in TD's favor, but the characters still feel more believable in IF, so to me it's more-or-less a wash. IF does have a better ending. There are also two sequels that I've never seen.