Shutter Island? Oh yeah, I heard about that movie, directed by the great Martin Scorsese.. Yeah that one. What? You saw it? And you think it could've been directed by Nicholas Cage and been just as good? Weird! I saw it too, AND YOU ARE TOTALLY CORRECT, SIR/MADAM. Too bad this psychological thriller is about as boring and twisty as any number of other mediocre Hollywood movies that come out all the time. M Night Shamalan probably loved this movie. Also, the score was WAY too overwhelming, and really coaxed you into what emotions you were supposed to be feeling. ALSO, the movie wasnt really shot very well.
We all know that Martin Scorsese did a lot of great movies in the 70's, and I mean A LOT. Mean Streets, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and especially The King of Comedy are all really incredible.
BUT TOO BAD. The majority of the movies he makes now are crummy and don't have the excitement and shit that his movies from the 70s had.
OKAY: so if you dont mind some plot spoliers, this is what the movie is pretty much about.
We start on a boat, where Leonardo dicaprio's character is barfing and meets with his new cop partner, played by mark ruffalo. They are going to
to investigate some missing prisoner who killed her kids . LeoDiCap(yeah!) has a bunch of weird flashbacks all the time; we learn he was in WW2 and at the liberation of Dachau, and also that he used to be a big alcoholic, and his dead wife is always bleeding and burning and shit in these weird dreams and flashbacks. All these flashbacks and dream sequences are pretty silly and the movie is very explicit in the way it "reveals" stuff to the viewer.
Now, I am a pretty big idiot, and am the kind of person who would never watch Fight Club and be like "OH YEAH I KNEW TYLER DURDEN WAS THE SAME GUY THE WHOLE TIME" or whatever, but within the first half hour, you know that the REAL crazy person is Leo Dicaprio, and everyone else is "normal." Oooooh, what a twist! Call up Shamalan and lets have a party.