Shutter Island

16 Mar

Over spring break I managed to catch a viewing of Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, and I have to admit that I had low expectations for this film. I suppose due to these low expectations, I was very impressed with the film. As a thriller/horror it didn’t buy into the cheap scare tactics that many horror filmmakers are tempted to play with. It definitely tapped into the power of the human mind; this film is certainly intended for a more intelligent audience. All in all, it was pretty good. And in case you’re wondering, Leo’s Boston accent has significantly improved since the Departed.

Also, when viewing the film it seemed as though it really had some literary qualities that appealed to me (as a lit geek and an English major). After some research–lo and behold–the film is based on a best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane. This book might turn out to be one of my summer beach reads!

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