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Shutter Island

Published August 22, 2010

Shutter Island

Film info

  • Title Shutter Island
  • Directors
  • Year 2010
  • Run time
  • Genres
  • Tagline Someone is missing

Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for t he criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

Fast Facts

Title: Shutter Island Director: Martin Scorsese Year: 2010 Run time: 2hrs 17

Background Info

In response to Mr C forcing me to watch the slushfest that was Valentine’s Day, I chose this film - mostly because the trailer made him jump. I hadn’t heard of it until we watched the trailer, but it looked good and I was looking forward to watching a thriller for a change.

Live Blog

00:02:19 - You’d think Leo would be used to boats by now. 00:03:05 - That can’t be all Michelle is in it. She’s a proper star too. 00:04:09 - Only one exit - noted. 00:04:18 - This is a bit like LOST - creepy island, crazy people. Perhaps they need a submarine. 00:04:49 - They might be overusing the scary music. It’s just an island so far. 00:09:21 - They have that funny Good Will Hunting accent thing. 00:14:26 - I like the Doctor bloke. 00:15:27 - Exscaped?? Who says that? 00:19:48 - Telephone lines are down - noted. 00:22:49 - Note to self: use edify in a sentence. 00:26:38 - Rain and storm - noted. 00:27:15 - Would you choose the top or bottom bunk? 00:27:55 - There she is! Two scenes so far. 00:29:41 - If only all answers to crimes came in a dream. 00:37:42 - I keep thinking they’re all called Marshall. 00:46:34 - “Crazy people are the perfect subjects. They talk, nobody listens.” 01:00:38 - Do we know why he has a plaster on his head? I bet that is significant. 01:01:40 - Why would they be so bloody if they were drowned? 01:06:17 - Loose violent criminals - noted. 01:07:18 - Where’s the electricity coming for the lights if the generator room is flooded? 01:11:45 - I cannot believe a little match like that casts much light. 01:14:50 - This fellow doesn’t seem so crazy, apart from what they’ve done to him. 01:21:30 - Your friend fell over the cliff so the best thing to do is to rock climb down to him, clearly. 01:25:30 - “You’re smarter than you look… that’s probably not a good thing.” **01:33:21 **- I am spending quite a lot of this film green screen spotting. 01:38:46 - I must say, we’re considering stopping watching. First time in a long time. 01:42:42 - Not the nice car! 01:52:06 - Ah ha! The twist. Almost worth sticking with it for. 02:10:49 - Interesting ending, leaves you thinking. Except, I don’t care either way really.** **

Conclusions

Not a good film at all. That initial music should have been a clear indicator - overkill for what was essentially a journey to a building. The beginning was okay, and the ending was interesting, but the bit in the middle made very little sense. There’s no way this film needed to be over two hours long. It really needed to get to the end a lot faster because the twist was almost worth watching.

Rating: 15

Rating: Unrated

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