Sunday, 21 March 2010

TBone's Second Stolen Movie of the Week: Shutter Island

shutter-island-posterStill out in some theaters.  Really should have sucked it up and gone and seen it.  Starting to feel a little guilty about the downloading.  Maybe next week I'll go see it in a real theater.  The audio on this download was a little messed up and the video had some weird cuts that I'm hoping weren't done on purpose.  For a Scorsese flick, it seemed just a little off.  I'm sure the screen version or blu-ray will look and sound alot better.

This is one of those movies where you really wish you hadn't heard anything about it before hand.  Although no reviews I read or heard spoiled any plot points directly, there was always a reference to something "we can't talk about" or "but we don't want to spoil anything".  Well guess what, you just did spoil it fucknut.  Now I'm watching this thing looking for the tip offs and clues instead of waiting for it to unfold naturally and possibly being surprised by the twists instead of just thinking "Oh, that's the thing they were talking about in the review....huh."

But I guess I just did the same thing to anyone who reads this and hasn't seen the movie yet .  Whoops.  Sorry.

The movie itself doesn't really break any new ground story wise.  It's a good ride.  DiCaprio is good too.  Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley are kind of lost in the background which is disappointing.  And you really kind of hope for more because it IS a Scorsese movie.  But I guess they can't all be classics.  Still, better than that Cape Fear remake.  I recommend it.

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