Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shutter Island

Damn, it has been over a month since I have been to the movie theater. Good thing I have been reviewing other things besides movies. I have been seeing commercials for Shutter Island since the beginning of last summer. I was psyched when I saw the trailer for the first time. Scorsese and Dicaprio together again! I loved The Departed so I figured this one has to be just as good. I have to say I got less interested in the movie after the 50th commercial I saw for it. I usually go see movies in theater on the weekend it comes out. Since they don't accept student discounts on Friday or Saturday, I now go whenever. Enough about me and my dislike for full price tickets, let's get to some reviewing, shall we?

5 stars. Go see it.

That would of been a sucky review if that was all I wrote. Okay what should I tell you that would make this an abnormal review? Why am I asking rhetorical questions in a blog post? That was also a rhetorical question, I have to stop that.

The main actors in this film are as follows: Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams and Ted Levine. Also there is a small part played by Elias Koteas, you might remember him from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Casey Jones. He is a lot older, balder and he no longer carries around a cricket bat or hockey mask.

Shutter Island is an awesome movie, just ask your magic eight ball. Never mind, your magic eight ball is probably in storage with your lava lamp and pet rock. You really can't go wrong with a Scorsese flick, well maybe you can but I can't think of a bad Scorsese film off hand. The movie was a little different than I expected but in a good way. The whole movie makes you think, from beginning to end. I really couldn't pinpoint what was going on or how it would play out. It definitely has a superb ending.

WARNING!! CAUTION!! SPOILER ALERT!! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE DO NOT READ THE SECTION IN BOLD!! WARNING!!

I believe that Dicaprio's charater knew what he was doing at the end. The line he said, "Is it better to live as a monster or die a good man?" makes me think he didn't want to live with what he did so he would rather get a frontal lobotomy and not remember anything. That would be a tough thing to live with. Also Scorsese put some hints throughout the film that Ruffalo's character really wasn't a Federal Marshall. One example is when he had to hand his firearm over to the deputy and he couldn't get it out of the holster properly. I want to watch it again to look for more hints.

This part is safe, no spoilers here. I will totally buy this movie on DVD when it comes out. It definitely deserves another gander. So far this is the best film I have seen this year. I don't know what is going to top it. Maybe The Tooth Fairy with Dwayne Johnson? Probably not, that movie looks absolutely retarded. If you value my opinion at all, you should get to your local cineplex and give somebody some money to see Shutter Island. If you mention my name you get a 2.69% discount.

Hopefully the nest thing to review will be Alice in Wonderland. Huzzah!!

4 comments:

Jerry said...

Wow, I cannot believe I have not heard of this movie! Where have I been? Now I am asking rhetorical questions. LOL. Great review! I am going to have to watch the trailer right now.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

You Can't Handle The Tooth!

This movie looks uber-creepy.... And typically, I like anything that Scorsese does and anything Leonardo DiCaprio does.... It's at the top of my rental queue now!

Did you know that Scorsese won his first Academy Award with 'The Departed'? It was his 8th nomination....

Golden Girl said...

you forgot to mention me in this, i was the one that told you about the holster thing, i want my credit if your gonna continue to write blogs

Ally said...

We loved it! It was so twisted though. Like I hate to say it, I myself felt as if I was losing my mind. Like trying to figure out what was real and what wasn't.

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