Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Curious yaaaawn case of yaawn Benjamin Button

Well, I had heard so much about this movie, about how awesome this was and how its brilliance outshone the sun etc etc

Well Sorry Emperor, but you are err naked !

Well I found the movie bad in almost all the criteria by which I judge the movies I watch. This was like watching Forrest Gump in reverse, the plot had one idea, a guy lives his life backwards and that's it!

There was no development of character, there was absolutely no substance, it was almost as if the makers had bet on how good Brad Pitt looks riding a bike with the wind blowing in his face or how pretty the full moon looks!

When it comes to movies I have quite a bit of patience, but the last time I was so bored in a theatre was when I watched Salaam Namaste by mistake!

Cate Blanchett I hated, there was almost no romance between Brad Pitts character and Cate's character.

The lamest scene was where Benjamin describes how the heroine would have missed being hit by a car if even one thing had changed. Man!

The only good parts were the CGI, the costumes and to some extent the cinematography

I have this director marked, I am not going to waste anymore time of my life on his movies.


Palani Murugan N said...

I have this director marked, I am not going to waste anymore time of my life on his movies.

Se7en? Fight Club?

Apoorv Gawde said...

When I said anymore I did mean henceforth :)

hmmm as for fight club and se7en, well again I know all of you think these movies outshine a hundred suns (:P), but to me they were quite average, not as bad as this button crap though...

To me a movie is good when it stays in my head for a few days, and I find myself thinking about it.

Random examples: Dev D, Old Boy, Shawshank Redemption, My cousin Vinny, City Lights, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Pan's Labyrinth, Edward Scissors hands, Finding Neverland, Anand, Dark Knight etc