Is it just me or are Scorsese films above reviewing? The main reason I write reviews of movies on here is so that other like minded individuals can read those opinions and determine whether or not they too should spend their time seeing that movie. The way I see it, to even wonder if Shutter Island is a good movie or to even question whether or not you should see it is quite frankly an insult to a man who has proven to us time and time again, decade after decade, that he is incapable of making anything short of a good movie. Not surprisingly, just like nearly every one of Scorsese's films, Shutter Island is not just merely good, it's a brilliant and superbly crafted piece of filmmaking on all levels - from the writing to the acting to the directing to everything in between. But you probably already knew that even if you didn't see it this weekend, am I right?
So rather than droning on about how good Shutter Island is and thereby wasting your time by stating the incredibly obvious, how bout ya just get off your ass and go see the flick tonight? I guarantee you'll be thinking about it, talking about it, and trying to wrap your head around the fact that that wasn't DeNiro all day tommorow.
Not that I ever doubted the man, but Scorsese has hit it way out of the park yet again and has once more proven that he is perhaps the greatest filmmaker alive today.
Despite the brevity of this post, I have so much to say and talk about in regards to Shutter Island (which I cannot do without serious spoilage), so if anyone who has seen it wants to talk more in depth about it, leave a comment and we can discuss it in there.