Monday, October 4, 2010

SHUTTER ISLAND (2010)

Borrowing from THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, GOTHIKA, VERTIGO, JACOB'S LADDER and a number of other things-aren't-quite-as-they-seem films, SHUTTER ISLAND is about a federal marshal, Angus McCootybritches, who's visiting an insane asylum located on a island to investigate a missing patient. From the very beginning things don't seem right and guess what?! They aren't.

I was really excited about this film, but as the story slowly progressed my disappointment grew. It's not a bad film by any means. The acting by DiCaprio is good and the direction by Scorsese is alright, but the story is dead on arrival and extremely predictable. Also what's up with the lame CG effects? They were distracting in their shittiness.

It's worth watching, I guess, but I was hoping for something original.