Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Good Oldies Tuesday - Shutter Island

This is an R rated movie

Do you know those movies that you have to pay a lot of attention in order to understand it? Well, such is the case with Shutter Island. And even if you do, you will still be a little bit confused for the most part lol. And this is precisely what makes this movie so good, because you end up having to solve the mystery :)

This movie is about two U.S. Marshals played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. They are assigned to solve a case where a woman went missing on a psychiatric hospital/prison.

This hospital only treats people who have committed horrible crimes and have been declared insane. So what happens is that this female patience simply disappeared from the hospital facilities, even though it was a maximum-security hospital on an Island where people can’t really escape from, unless they had a boat or could swim for hours in freezing waters.

When the two Marshals get there, everybody looks suspicious and no one knows or can explain how the woman could have escaped. Meanwhile all this crazy things start happening there and you don’t really know whom to believe in anymore.

This is an excellent movie, the kind that makes you think and think but still doesn't help you make sense of what’s going on. And the best part is, you may be very, very smart, but I don’t believe you can guess what’s going to happen in the end.

I remember that towards the end, when the mystery is finally solved, I went ‘NOO, I can’t believe it!!!!’ So, expect lots of surprises throughout this movie. All I can say is that it’s really, really nice, not predictable at all and a little bit scary.

If you like the kind of movies that make you think a lot and keep you on the edge of your seat, you will really like Shutter Island… trust me ;)


  1. Ok!
    Mrs.Rapheala i will surly keep this movie on mind that i will watch. It a movie that i will like to watch because i like to solve things.

  2. This movie sounds interesting. I would like to watched this I would have to search for it.
    Jennifer Westpark Simeon