Thursday, 1 January 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review

Ok I'll tell you this straight, I am not by any stretch a Brad Pitt fan. I do not think he is a good actor, and I am not convinced he is as hot as all the ladies think he is. Now with that said, I must admit this film has totally won me over...I am now a Brad Pitt fan. I do think he is a good actor and dare I say after this performance I'd marry him!!

This film filled me with so much warmth that the winter cold outside practically packed its bags and headed somewhere it would be appreciated. Its a 3hr long (if you include toilet and snack breaks) film on the case of Benjamin Button...what do you mean that's obvious....anyway, some would say its a curious case. Ben is a person born an old man who grows younger day-by-day. We see his life unfold and a beautiful relationship grow between himself and Cate Blanchett's character Daisy.

Both Pitt and Blanchett deliver outstanding performances that keeps you trapped in the story and they are supported by the likes of Taraji P. Henson and Tilda Swinton who also make respectable contributions. The SFX are quite impressive and through the tone of the film come across quite subtle. Pace is a bit inconsistent at times (well obviously "at times" or it would be consistently inconsistent therefore being solely consistent...right?? brain hurts) a couple scenes noticeably drag on a bit leaving me to question the lengthy....erm.....length of the film.

However, amazing film that's capturing from the beginning and for those who HAVE seen the film "I've been struck by lightning 7 times" lol


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