Sound Off: Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
February 19, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? This movie was originally supposed to hit theaters last October, but it was delayed until this weekend. And as Martin Scorsese's highly anticipated follow-up to The Departed (not counting The Key to Reserva or Shine a Light), there was a lot of early excitement for it, too. Now, only four months later, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island is in theaters. But does it deliver? Did the trailers ruin the twist? How's the story and script? How does it compare to Scorsese's other recent films? If you've seen it, sound off, leave us a comment below, and let us know what you thought of Shutter Island!
To fuel the fire, I just saw Shutter Island for my first time last night and very much enjoyed it. I was in the mood for a good Marty Scorsese flick and it was just that, nothing more nothing less. It was very well-made, shot beautifully, great soundtrack, great performances, a fantastic script with good twists and a riveting story, simple as that. But despite all of that, it's still exactly what everyone is saying it is: a B-movie directed by an A-list director. And so what? If you look at it like that, it's a damn good B-movie that's entertaining and intense and gripping. It was a little long, but I'd suggest it for those looking for their Scorsese fix, too.
What did you think of Shutter Island? Another Scorsese classic or just a mediocre thriller?