Saturday, February 20, 2010
Bullet With Butterfly Wings
I just watched Shutter Island and I gotta admit, I feel like a rat in a cage. Seriously, I thought I had the plot nailed down in my head, and it turns out I had certain aspects, but I had NO clue it was going to end the way it did. And the way it did end left me baffled,with so many questions. It kind of reminded me of watching The Prestige and walking away and going, "What just happened?" I'm definitely going to have to watch that one again. I gotta admit, when I first saw the trailer I thought it would be a typical psychological thriller, which I love, but I wasn't expecting much. But it really surprised me. There were some serious jump moments where I (no joke) jumped back in my seat and put my hand on my heart to "steady" it. This movie is definitely not for the faint of heart—it's pretty graphic. I've always been fascinated with the human mind and behaviors and psychology, so it fed that part of me tonight. All in all, very enjoyable!
One major way I could tell it affected me was that afterwards, I walked across the street to The Jewel Box Cafe, which I now lovingly refer to as Hogwarts . . . cause it seriously looks like it inside . . . and I opened up my laptop and noticed that one of my icons that was normally on my dock was missing. And I seriously was like, "Am I losing my mind? Did I just pretend it was there? What is going on?" I think when a psychological thriller leads you to question your own sanity AFTER the movie is over, it's done its job. Job well done, Shutter Island, job well done—I salute you Martin Scorsese, Leo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley—you've made a quality film