Shutter Island

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  1. Overlord Nadrian
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    I'm surprised there's no topic about this yet [​IMG]

    Well, anyways, I went to the cinema yesterday with my family to see Shutter Island, the newest film by Martin Scorcese. I have to say, I didn't expect it was going to be so incredibly good, after watching a trailer I thought 'Hey, that could be a fun film, I might watch it sometime', and I'm happy I did. It's one of the best films I've seen in quite a while.

    The story: two cops get sent to an island to investigate the case of a runaways patient of a mental hospital located on the island. Lots of things happen. You never know if what you're seeing is either reality, a dream, a hallucination, a flashback, etc. The open ending also makes you doubt whether it was all a lie or not, which is really good. I love it when I can't just say something happened, and when you can discuss the meaning of the scene afterwards.

    The actors, the most well-known one being Leonardo DiCaprio, put down an amazing performance. They must've had a very hard time getting into the characters and the mindfuck story.

    Most of the music is eerie, but it fits the film very well.

    Overall, it's a must watch, if you haven't yet, do it now!
     
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    yeah its freaking trippy. Also i felt like i was thrilled the whole way through.

    Spoiler is actually spoiler.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Btw his wife was a babe [​IMG]
     
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    lol, indeed [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, great movie
     
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    I want to watch it but Rottentomatoes gave it a 62%. Though I think I'll eventually watch it anyway for the screwed up story.
     
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    That's exactly what happened to me, too. I absolutely wasn't expecting a movie that emotional or even psychological, after I watched the trailer--which really didn't do it any justice. The ending was also very unexpected, to say the least.
     
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    @Mei-o: Well, RT gives almost any film a really low rating, so yeah...
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    How can you be sure?
     
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    Yeah, you can never be sure, that's what makes it so good. It's just a matter of how you interpret it.
     
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    I work in the cinemas myself, i havent yet seen it, but from customers ive heard mixed reviews....
    Some people come out adoring the movie saying how great it was, and some come out saying it was crap and blah blah, like its my problem or something >_>

    So im guessing its a love or hate movie?
     
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    People that don't like it are stupid.

    I'm not joking, it's because they don't understand the deeper meaning behind every scene in the film, they only see what's happening on the screen, if you get what I mean.

    I think you're smart, so you'll love it.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I think I'm smart, so now I have to watch this !!!!!!!!! ( Detective Gumshoes expression on my face ).
    Jokes aside , I never trust people when it comes to movie recommendations, generally speaking , people don't know shit and can't really appreciate something complex and with a strange ending, they most likely expect the standard Hollywood big budget fare on this kind of movie...but this is Scorzese we are talking about here......expect the unexpected and be prepared to watch it several times before truly appreciate it......I might go to see it tonight if the IMAX Alice is sold out...[​IMG]
     
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    Sadly I guessed the ending from watching one of the trailers. That being said, the movie was well done. It just lost almost all of it's 'thriller' aspect when I knew the ending.

    As far as I know, there is an official, concrete ending. How you, personally, decide to take it is completely within your own right.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    i'm actually going to this movie tonight lol [​IMG]

    after reading the first post i can't wait to see it [​IMG]
     
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    i normally don't double post but...

    that movie was AWSOME the story was just in one word genius i recommend this to everyone that loves a movie with deep story's (it's also a bit scary [​IMG])
     
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    From the moment I saw the preview I was like, "Yup, now that's my kind of movie". I'll probably wait until it's out on DVD or Blu-Ray though if it isn't already.
     
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    Watched this the other night, it was totally messed up but in a really awesome way. It going to be one of those movies that you watch a few times and catch new meanings of things that are being said or done.
     
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    If you liked Shutter Island, you'll love this one too: Magnolia.