Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island”
I’m not quite sure what to think about this. It doesn’t really feel like a Scorsese film – or, if it does, the closest approximate I can think of would be Cape Fear, in that there’s a lot that seems like it could fall unintentionally into campiness. And, then there’s the ridiculous ‘gumshoe’ dialect that Dicaprio’s put on. It doesn’t work.
But then, maybe it’s just the way the trailer’s been edited (remember Roger Ebert’s mantra – “Never trust a trailer.” Wise, wise words). I could be entirely wrong. And, there are a couple of really beautiful shots that interest me.
Roland Emmerich’s “2012”
“Never trust a trailer…except when Roland Emmerich or Michael Bay is involved.”
Emmerich trades in ‘disaster movies,’ I understand that. And, his films generally promise nothing more than sheer ridiculous entertainment. And, that’s all well and good.
But. My god. He’s done it. He’s passed into self-parody. I mean, that’s the only real explanation I can think of, for this.
“Ooooh, what’re the odds?”