Sunday, December 28, 2008

The curious case of Benjamin Button

(some spoilers - nothing specific, more of a synopsis)

Wow. Amazing. Terrific. Awe struck. Incredible.

Yep, I think that about sums it up. We went to the Sante Fe to see this amazing movie. And for a saturday afternoon, I was amazed that the theater wasnt full. Maybe half filled, but I expected crowds, especially after everything I've heard about this movie. My brother had seen it the night before and had warned me that I was going to cry, so I went in expecting a bit of a tearjerker. Honestly, I teared up but I didnt cry. I think I was in too much of awe. It was absoultely beautifu. The story - amazing. How they aged the chraracters - incredible. It was totally believable. I kept waiting for the make up or cgi to give away a hint of fakeness, but it was sooo realistic. I definately think tho that when I see it for the second time I will cry then. The love story, and yes it is definately a love story, was wonderful. Everything - everything about this movie was wonderful. The only bad point, and even then it wasnt a down point, was that it was 3 hours long. And to be honest, it didnt FEEL like a three hour movie. You know how sometimes half way into a long movie that hasnt completely captured your attention your body will start to ache or your bladder goes uh hello? remember me? Yeah, that didnt happen here. We walked out of the theater, after Ken and Carl gave it a standing ovation (both die hard Fincher fans), started discussing dinner plans and were shocked to find it was already 9 oclock. Ok so technically it was 2 and 47 minutes hours, but who gets to the movies right as they start? (and the trailer for Watchmen just keeps getting better and better).

Several points brought up after the movie on the way home (after stopping by the food court for a delicious dinner of Panda Express, Fatburger, and Quiznos):

The story just made you stop and think. Carl said it was more of a slap in the back of the head. Nothing lasts. If you wanna do something, then just do it. Nothing is impossible. He said it really made him reflect the last year of his life.

I was enthrawled at the simplicity of it all. To be able to just get up and go and do whatever you want, with no concern for the material. Something i've strived to be but somehow cant seem to achieve with absoluteness.

The love story also spoke to me. There's a time for everything. Just because you meet your soul mate doesnt mean that NOW is the right time. There will be a time and it will be perfect.

Ken, of course, was captivated by the filmmaking and story telling. He couldnt believe how well done it was either. Being a Fincher fan tho, he went in know it was going to be a great movie.

There were several funny sceens too. Watch for the guy who gets hit by lightening. Hilarious.


littlesack said...

I saw this over the weekend too. it was soooo good, I thought. i cried, but I'm a crier!

Michelle said...

I have been wanting to see this movie......I'm glad to hear it is a good one!

MindyLew said...

So envious!!! Can't wait to see this movie and could you imagine the concept if we grew younger instead of older. It doesn't seem fair that we grow wiser and our bodies give out.
Have a blessed New Year

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AndreaLeigh said...

I've heard a few people say that it is great! I can't wait to see it.

Monkey said...

Benjamin Button was very Fincher-esque... almost as good as his other stuff if not for some nagging plot holes