February 22, 2009

"Benjamin Button"

Watching "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is like listening to a Barack Obama speech. It's obviously something of a higher quality than the norm, and it induces a not-unpleasant trance-like state as it goes on and on, but it's hard to remember what the point was.

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14 comments:

Frank said...

Thanks for the review, I think I'll catch the movie as late night fare on WTBS eight years from now.

Tino said...

Steve,

didn't you use the same analogy with Obamas race speech and "There will be Blood"?

Anonymous said...

Have not seen the film but suspect he point is more baby boomer delusion about "growing young" or some such bullshit. The idea of it as its been described to mes sounds faintly repellant. Born old? Dying as an infant? Sort of sick and really taboo in the true sense of the word. Offensive to God and man and totally impossible.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, is it even worth watching? I think I can deduce the entire plot just by watching the trailer.

Steve Sailer said...

I must be running out of material...

Anonymous said...

It applies it either case.

Anonymous said...

Unlike the other people who left comments, I did see the movie and really liked it. Yes, the whole thing require one to suspend any sense of reality but it was better than 95% of the other crap that Hollywood puts out.

Tino said...

"I must be running out of material..."

Let's hope not, if that's the case the country is really in crisis.

Fluff aka Pablum said...

Button had some nice period scenery if you're into that. Not much else, and it was long. Steve's description hits it on the head.

The only memorable scene was where the little tug cracked the Japanese sub that had murdered all those Americans. Atmospheric and makes you feel something.

Other than that, I kept waiting for Brad Pitt to say "Life is like a box of chocolates..."

juschill said...

I agree with Fluff. I felt like I was sitting in a rip-off of Forrest Gump. With a horrible actor in the role of Forrest Gump.

Victoria said...

"Thanks for the review, I think I'll catch the movie as late night fare on WTBS eight years from now."

My sentiments exactly! Sounds too freaky to me, and doesn't look like it's worth a damn.

Anonymous said...

How many movies involving Nazis won awards this year?

Ronduck said...

Anonymous said...

...but it was better than 95% of the other crap that Hollywood puts out.

That is a very low standard to hold a movie to.

Anonymous said...

Anon said

How many movies involving Nazis won awards this year?

LOL. True. Apparently when they want to make a "serious" movie, Hollywood machers turn to the Chosen People's struggles.

What I wouldn't give to see some bimbo actress start her Academy Award acceptance speech with "First of all, I'd like to thank Adolf Hitler for making our movie possible..."