In what’s an attempt to use the Netflix Subscription V brought along with his friend, we browsed through the catalogue, enough to memorize all the names in them. Finally, I chided him that netflix is meant to watch, not browse. So, he settled on Shutter Island and we finished watching yesterday night. So, how was it?
Mind bending. Everything that you have seen on screen for the last 1 hour and 45 minutes will be put to test in a light house. I identified myself with Leo, where he is not confused if he is a U.S. Marshal wrongfully convicted of being mentally insane, or its the last failed attempt of the doctors at AshCliffe, trying to convince Leo that he has been playing it along in his head, all the time. I got convinced, as did Leo when he tells the Staff – “She told me it was like an insect inside her brain. … I did not listen”. It’s the after effects war has on people, how there are mental health diseases beyond human reach – that we brush away to be laziness or indiscipline and how, as an audience – you are just a toy in the director’s hands.
The picturization of the movie is absolutely brilliant. I loved the colors he uses, and the gore he depicts without he letting me puke. The scene where there are heaps of bodies dead, all because of war – and one of the girls telling him, he could have saved them.
The first hour felt slow and made us wonder what kind of thriller this is, but stay through that duration – trusting Martin Scorsese’s fine film making and you’d come out thrilled.
Rating – 10/10
Have a good day and keep rocking!