Tom Hardy starrer ‘Capone’ is nothing like any gangster lifestyle movie. The film is the real and raw representation of the sick old “once-a-gangster” man. Unlike any other criminal-based thriller, there’s no happy time in the entire movie except maybe the thanksgiving dinner. No “cool” or thrilling scene exists, and at times, it seemed more of a horror genre than a biography.
There are plenty of movies made about Al Capone, but this one is different; it seems the closest to reality. As much as we were confused in the middle, the end too left us in the middle of the road. The famous gangster Al Capone (Tom Hardy) is still having his head in the clouds while the scene wraps up with a squeeze of hand Tony (Mason Guccione) does over Fonse’s hand. Fonse (formerly known as Al Capone) is sentenced to endless suffering by nature itself. The deadly gangster is dying slowly due to neurosyphilis.
The End of ‘Capone’ Explained
Tom Hardy literally lived every second of the movie. The actor is so much into the character, it convinces the viewer he’s actually Al Capone. The former gangster is rotting to death in his mental and physical disabilities. Although the movie left many ends untied, it is complete. We are into the head of Fonse most of the time. Johnny (Matt Dillon) bleeding through eyes after cutting them out is impressively uncomfortable. There are various scenes Fonse lived only inside his head like the party which ended in a massacre and more.
‘Capone’:Unnecessarily surreal, gross at times
The movie is subjected to putting the viewers in the shoes of the former gangster, but it’s too much to deal with. Fonse appears to be living hell on Earth, who could think the powerful personality who once ruled Chicago will be suffering such a bizarre end. He keeps hallucinating about the times when bloodshed was his everyday thing. He deals with severe mental sickness falling into which he even shoots many of his well-wishers with his gold Tommy gun. Fonse is forced by the nature to face his sins until he dies. He can’t cry for help. He can’t find what’s really happening and how much of it is his imagination only. Fonse is haunted by his past.
The Actual End: The murderer is left to rot
After the merciless shooting at his own house, Capone is sitting facing the garden when Mae comes leading Tony to his “Dad”. At this time, Capone as known as Fonse, is suffering from neurosyphilis, dementia, and involuntary bowels. He is surrounded by everyone yet he is alone. All his family members change their identity in order to start a new life with him.
Tony squeezing his hand is the last scene we are shown ending the movie leaving behind the money Capone buried. It is said that the money was never recovered. Nobody could find out where did Fonse hid the money, it is as if his mind was the locker having the map of the treasure everyone around him was looking for. The deadly monster is now just an old crackhead slurping carrot assuming it is a cigar.
All Gold No Treasure
There are various scenes where gold is seen. Young Tony is walking holding a golden balloon too. One significant minor thing is the painting in Fonse’s bedroom. The painting has many golden balloons flying high which can be considered as a sign of the loss of glamour and riches the old man once had. The Tommy gun of Capone is also gold which is kind of senseless as there is no purpose of plating a weapon of gold. It appears to be some unreasonable obsession of Capone.
One way or other, what you give comes back to you. The movie ended, but the monster in the diaper suffered till the last breath.
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