Tonight I went and saw Shutter Island with the folks. My mom decided that since they’d finish working after getting in from New Orleans they needed one last break since tomorrow they’d have to go back to their normal schedule after having been out of town for a week. Her logic was flawless.

Shutter Island

What do you know!!? /BAHSTAHN Accent

I don’t want to give anything away, which makes talking about the movie difficult, but I’m gonna try. It’s a decent movie, not great, but it was certainly a great way to take my mind off work. Scorsese shoots a great movie and a really skilled director; he still loves Leo (I’m beginning to think Scorsese would put DiCaprio in a one man show about Mother Teresa’s life…. Or that he had a lot of Titanic posters about 13 years ago) and it’s hard to blame him for it. DiCaprio has matured as an actor and clearly carries some range… I’ve yet to see him in a role where he really blew me away, the closest would have to be his turn in The Departed, but he was good here, too. Again, it’s hard not to give too much away and I don’t want to, but the most enjoyable part of the movie is watching the story unfold.

Here’s the thing, if you think you’ll enjoy it, you probably will, but you won’t love it. If you’re mildly annoyed with thriler-ish movies that have some decent surprises, you’ll probably hate it. Probably a renter.

What I remember most about the evening? How excited I am for Alice in Wonderland.

Down the rabbit hole we go!