Friday, February 19, 2010

Shutter Island....

Martin Scorsese has created some really different kinds of movies over the years. Some I liked, and some I just don't get. Examples would be:
The Departed (liked), The Aviator (never saw), Gangs of New York (liked), Casino (liked), Cape Fear (was creepy but I liked it). I guess looking over the list Maritn likes to work with Leo as much as Tim Burton likes to work with Johnny Depp. I would like to say just because I like them doesn't mean I get it. I don't consider myself a film critic, and I don't judge the movies like they do. With this being said let me tell you what I think about 'Shutter Island'.....

In 1954, U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are assigned to investigate the escape of a patient at the federal maximum security hospital/prison for the criminally insane located on Shutter Island. Once on the island, they find that the hospital and prison staffs aren't really cooperating with their investigation. It seems that the staff is hiding a big secret and Teddy is going to uncover it. Teddy believes that if he can see the records that he would break the case. In the meantime, the island is hit by a hurricane, and more dangerous patients escape and must be captured. This gives Teddy and Chuck the opportunity to check out some of the buildings that they were denied to go. What Teddy finds is the answer he was looking for. Remember, things aren't always what they seem to be.

(if you don't want spoiled don't read on)

My opinion:

Well I didn't try to figure out this movie as it was going through. I didn't even think about he twist until Amanda leaned over and said 'Do you think he's crazy?' So, I was surprised. I thought it was really sad about his wife killing the kids, and then him killing his wife. I really felt bad. It really reminded me that I love Leo in movies. I could watch him play just about any part I think. I was even shocked with how it all ended. I would like to also say I think he was really faking at the end. I think he called the guy Chuck on purpose, and I think he wanted the lobotomy. I think he was in his right frame when he said something like would you rather die thinking you are a monster, or die thinking you are a good man. I think if I would have seen this movie alone it would have wrecked me for awhile. I do believe I will be haunted by some of the imagines. I won't run out and see it at the theater again, but I know that at some point I will watch this movie again. I need to see it again knowing the ending, so I can really look at it. I'm sure there will be some film students out there that will analyse this movie to death, and have very smart conversations about it. Good for them.

One more thing that I want to remember about tonight:
Chris made dinner. He made chicken, noodles, and broccoli with cheese. It was really good. We went to the movie, and guess who we sat with? Josh and Amanda. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see them. They have been really busy, and I miss them! We all went for dessert after the movie. We totally need to go out for a double date. Seriously! We just love hanging out them.

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