I didn’t wake up this morning expecting my brain to fall straight out of my asshole this morning, but it totally did. Movie magic tends to move me in mysterious ways. And, really, Shutter Island looks to be totally magical:
I’m sorry, but if I had my way, it’d be a federal crime to make a movie that looks this good. Yes, Martin Scorsese’s one of American cinema’s all-time great directors, and the fact that he’s still making consistently good–if not flat out excellent–movies this late in his career is only further proof of his talent. Added to that, the man loves himself some Powell and Pressburger, so it’s pretty much impossible to make a case against his greatness. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s the world’s most adorable old man:
Don’t you wish they made Pocket Scorseses that you could take everywhere and would tell you all about the rich history of film? I know I do.
ANYWAYS, in spite of Martin Scorsese’s all-around and totally indisputable greatness/cuteness, I’ve gotta say I hate him for making this movie because it’s not out yet. Just look at the cast! Leonardo Dicaprio and Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley and Michelle Williams and Max von Sydow and Patricia Clarkson and Jackie Earle Haley and Emily Mortimer and Elias Koteas? All together in one gorgeous looking, gloriously pulpy detective movie/supernatural thriller that’s apparently littered with film references? I caught references to The Red Shoes and Psycho just in the trailer, so I can only imagine what’s in the rest of the movie. It’s like Christmas, but sooner. And better. And as a movie.
But October 2nd? For real, Martin Scorsese? Not fair. I’ve spent far too many months anxiously anticipating total garbage like Obsessed and Powder Blue! All my patience is spent as is! The fact that Shutter Island looks like an actual good movie only makes things infinitely worse. I love you, Mr. Scorsese, but that’s not going to stop me from cursing your name until this movie is out in theaters.
So, yeah, Shutter Island, y’all. It’s the awesome-straw that broke my patience-camel back.