Movie Number- 72
Title– Shutter Island (2010)
Branden’s Rating– 6 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 6 out of 10
Average Rating– 6
Netflix Rating– 3 Stars
Comments– Here is one where a “6” really means “disappointing” for me. There is no way that this movie deserves anything less than a 6, but at the same time, I was expecting to like it more – around an 8 was my guess coming in. Leonardo DiCaprio did a nice job, and I love Mark Ruffalo as an actor, and thought he lived up to his name. The problem here wasn’t the acting by any stretch: it was the story. I knew the “twist” less than halfway through the movie. Now, to be fair, that might have been because I was looking for it, hearing about how this movie had a twist ever since it was released in theatres, but I still wanted more from the twist.
Haha, I just turned to IMDB.com, and apparently there is a group of people there that insist the opposite of what the movie spells out for the viewer to be the story.
I went ADD for a moment, excuse me. Back to the movie. Shutter Island is definitely an interesting film, and I highly recommend it, but what it really did for me was make me want to read through the book. I thought the characterizations were complete and interesting, and the story, though predictable in my eyes, was nicely woven. If you’re on the fence about this one, I suggest giving it at least a rental. The Blu-Ray looks nice, so at least you’ll have that. Memorable.