With guest reviewer, and fan of Scorsese, Hitchcock & M. Night: my Ma.
My Ma: reporting to you after watching Scorsese‘s Shutter Island. Very confusing, not sure I understood it at all, as i cannot tell if the marshall was right or imagining or if he was the victim🤔😕🙄
Me: I think you’re not supposed to be sure… a lot of ppl think it’s Scorsese’s version of Hitchcock. You’re the Hitchcock expert though – what do you think?
Ma: Even hitch wouldn’t know how to end this one. I asked you first, what do you say?
Me: i didn’t get it either. i mean, i understand it, but to me it’s less Hitchcock and more Twilight Zone – or the opposite of M. Night Shyamalan, in his movies the “twist” is that it wasn’t just in someone’s head, that the supernatural explanation is true.
Ma: I think Leo was a patient as we watch him recalling that his wife drowned their children, he shot her, couldn’t cope with the dark reality & was imprisoned & treated on the island. He walks to the lighthouse at the end, where he was going to be oberated on to totally fry his brain.
Me: yes – i think like me, you understand it, but don’t get it. As in: it’s not really like Hitchcock at all; and it’s Scorsese with all these wonderful actors, but the end result for me is a bit… forgettable?
Me: hey ma: can i use this conversation in my movie review website?
Ma: Sure, i didn’t think it was good enough review, but I was surely disappointed that Scorsese did not know how to end this, so it was wrapped up abruptly because it had to end !!!
Ma: Great cast though