Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shutter Island

Last night we went to see the new Martin Scorsese film, Shutter Island. Set in 1954, this thriller stars Leonardo Dicaprio as a U.S. Marshall who is investigating the disappearance of a patient at a mental institution for the criminally insane. This institution just happens to be off the coast of Massachusetts on a creepy and secluded island.
Things begin to unravel for Teddy (Dicaprio) when it seems that no one at the institution will help him. Everyone is suspicious, and nobody seems eager to help with the investigation. Over time, Teddy begins to believe there is some sort of conspiracy going on at Shutter Island. I don't want to give away too much, so suffice it to say, lots of crazy stuff goes down.
If you read different reviews of this movie, you'll notice that the critics are really divided about it. Some love it, some hate it. I can see where they are all coming from. Personally I loved it. There are parts of the movie that "cheat" the audience, but I think it was appropriate. The acting is wonderful, you won't be disappointed there. Plus, it's incredibly eerie and suspenseful....not scary though. Okay, some people will say it's scary,'s not. Overall, I think you'll like it. We're going again tonight.



Honeybee said...

Hehe...I think it is funny you see movies two days in a row. Maybe because it is something I don't think I would ever do. :)

artofamy said...

I dont blam you for going twice, Great movie! Awesome screen shots to i thought "i would love to step in there with my camera!"
I also REALLY did not like leonardo. as in would not watch anything he was in, but this movie totally changed my mind!