Shutter Island

So, we watched Shutter Island yesterday. Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Lehane's story (of Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone fame) and a psychological thriller ... sounds great, right??? Wrong!

I HAD to post to warn people from spending 10 bucks of their hard-earned money on this big bore. The reviewer at the New York Times accurately described it

I just wish I had read it myself before heading out.

And you know what takes the cake! I fell ASLEEP!!!! In the theatre!!! A first for me, even Gamer didnt earn that dubious honor. Actually awfulness I can forgive, not pretentiousness, and this movie was all that ...

So yeah, if you worship at Scorsese's altar, I'd say wait for the DVD. Otherwise, don't say you weren't warned!


avdi said...

Thanks for the warning. What has happened to the filmmakers all over the world? Its like they are collectively losing their creativity.

Yword said...

honestly, thanks for the warning - i wudnt have bothered reading a revu for this cast.

samir said...

Is this on now ?, I thought it was long gone. Saw a trailer of this one last year, and almost fell asleep back then. But thanks for the update, will not see it now.

couchpapaya said...

Glad to help guys! Avdi, I do hope it's just a 'dry' spell :) Yword, just as you said, we didnt think twice before heading out and we were really disappointed. Samir, I hadnt heard of this movie, until I read reviews after watching it. Apparently, it was made last year but the producers pushed it for release to Feb. Ominous eh?

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I was so looking forward to this movie. I has read the book and quite liked it.

Sad to hear it's so disappointing.

Btw, there is an award for you up at my blog :)

couchpapaya said...

Nishita - I was thinking that I had to read the book before passing judgement on the story, I do find Lehane quite readable most of the time. But, since I know the twist, I wonder if it might be spoiled now ... tell me, did you see it coming in the book? Oh well, I wont know until I try it :) Off to your blog now, thanks!!

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