Lost in Shutter Island

Not too long ago, I saw a Yahoo! trending topic that read “Leonardo Di Caprio”. I clicked on the link and saw that it was because he was promoting his upcoming thriller, Shutter Island. From that time on, I knew I wanted to watch the movie. For one, it was a psychological thriller. Given my line of work, it definitely was a topic of interest. Secondly, this is the exact kind of genre I love watching. I’m not really very much into the scream-y, gory type of thrillers, but those that kind of play with the mind really fascinate me. This is why I was really looking forward to catching Shutter Island.

I was able to see the film last Tuesday and all I can say is: I got lost in it! I liked most of it, but the others kind of left me thrown off. The storyline was quite interesting and I liked the twists and turns the tale took. It’s kind of difficult to really review the film because any little statement I give will end up becoming a spoiler! I remember I commented in a Plurk thread how it reminded me of another film and a fellow blogger pointed out that I inadvertently spoiled the ending for him!

Here’s an attempt at giving you, my readers, a rundown of the film without revealing much: The story starts with US Marshall Teddy Daniels heading off to Shutter Island, home of an asylum for the worst of the worst psychologically insane criminals to investigate the disappearance of one of it’s inmates. However, as he tries to unravel the mystery behind her vanishing, he soon finds himself haunted by memories of his past, including that of his dead wife Dolores.

Shutter Island is directed by Martin Scorsese. This is Di Caprio and Scorsese’s fourth collaboration. For me, the film had a very distinct Martin Scorsese feel to it, what with the musical score and the style of storytelling.

Do I recommend this film? Well, this would definitely be one of those movies in which I would have to say “it would depend”. For me, I liked it. Others were less forgiving about the way the film ends in particular. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a good way to spend an afternoon, do catch it. Don’t expect anything lighthearted or heartwarming though.

Thank you SM Cinemas for the invitation to the special screening of Shutter Island. The movie is now open in all local cinemas nationwide.

  • #1
    Posted by zoan on May 10th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    i’ve been wanting to watch this movie 🙁 sana makapanood na ako tingin ko kasi maganda sya

  • #2
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 16th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I saw this movie too and I must say that I liked it because it was different. It’s the kind of movie that will make you think.

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