It’s the start of the year. And what better way to welcome it by watching movies. Great and worthy movies, that is. You know what people say that when you started the year doing a certain thing, most likely that’s what you’ll end up doing the entire year? Yes, I think movies will rule my year this time. I have already watched several, but here are the three that really stood out. Not because Oscars is just around the corner that’s why I picked them for this entry, but these three are wonderfully made films worth raving for. Simple as that.
I really love watching movies that will leave you with a lot of questions in mind. A strong proof that it made a mark and made you think about a lot of stuff. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button wouldn’t be an exception. This movie had strucked me in a way. A way that never in my imagination would occur. I guess that’s just how I liked the movie. It’s a lengthy one, but I was never bored the entire time. It’s like having a hamburger but only getting the bun haha, wait, that sounds like Simon Cowell. Nah, watching it is like wishing I am Benjamin, or just even having the feel of what it’s like being him. I know it sounds crazy, but yeah, maybe I am crazy haha!
I haven’t read the book, so I don’t have anything to compare it with. Just the sole feeling I had while watching it would suffice, I think. Brad Pitt did great, I should say. Good acting. Same with Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, whom I thought were the same person haha! They look exactly like each other in this movie. Well, maybe not exactly exactly, but for me they do.
A bit of a footnote here. I watched this by myself yesterday. This one’s, I think, the fifth movie I watched alone in a cinema (The Lion King, Titanic, Romeo & Juliet, and the last one was Hotel Rwanda). Had no one to accompany me, that’s why. We all should spend some time alone, don’t we? At least I left the movie house and went home with a smile on my face.
“How do you break free without breaking apart?” The tagline alone is enticing enough for a moviegoer/Oscar freak/Leo & Kate fan not to watch. I am a bit of all three. You had no idea how freaky I’d become waiting when can I see it. And so finally, just earlier this morning, I have.
Seeing them both together in a movie after 11 years is giving me goosebumps all the way. I am a huge fan of Titanic, that’s why I find it hard to finally identify them out of that movie. But it lasted only for a few minutes, around five I think. After that, they are Frank and April Wheeler. I love their characters and how they played it. Such an astounding and moving performances! Kate Winslet never fails to amaze me. Although I have only seen three of her films (Hideous Kinky, 1998; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004: and Heavenly Creatures, 1994), I’d have to say that this is her best to date. DiCaprio, on the other hand, fits the role really well. No one could be a better Frank Wheeler than him.