“There's more to life than just books, you know. But not much more...” - The Smiths
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This is the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's upcoming film Shutter Island. Looks pretty good, doesn't it? Scorsese. DiCaprio. Ben Kingsley. Von Sydow. An insane asylum. And it's based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, the same guy who wrote Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. How could you possibly go wrong with this one?
If only you knew. I encourage you to check out my review of the novel at The Bookworm Collective blog, but I realize that few will heed my warnings. The rest will be lured into theatre seats by the Scorsese siren call, only to be lashed by the storms of mediocre entertainment, then dashed against the rocks of bitter disappointment. While you flail and splutter in the surf, trying to find any handhold in a sea of duuuuuh, Scorsese will be sitting atop of mountains of gold coins in a vault somewhere, laughing at you.
Go ahead. Pay your $10-$13, plus popcorn and a drink, to be laughed at. But never say I didn't try to save you from your fate!
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." - Albert Einstein