Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Movie of the week: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Just so we're clear, I am very, very excited to see The Curious Case of Banjamin Button.

If there was a theater where I will be spending my Christmas holiday, I'd see it the day it opened. That's right, baby Jesus, we'd be celebrating your big day with a backwards aging Mr. Pitt.

This movie's concept makes me giddy. So much to think about. Seriously, what would it be like if you started out looking 85 and aged backwards? What if you found that special someone at 35 and, as you grew toward 18, she moved on to 50. Could love survive? In such fit form, would you join the army even though, technically, you're about 60 years old?

Anyway, I don't think anything I can say will convince you, so I'll leave it to Button. Just look into those eyes over there. They're like, hypnotizing you or something...Goooo seeee thiiiiis moooovieeeee....


Anonymous said...

I want to see this.

I also want to read the short story this was based off of by Steinbeck.

I also want to read the Confessions of Max Tivoli... which is basically the same plot, but novelized.

Tell me how this is, despite your love of any movie made these days.

-Ryan Winslett said...

Not true. I hated the new Indiana Jones with a passion. I get all funny looking and make weird noises when I try to describe my hatred for that movie. I Am Legend also sucked mucho...There's more, but those were the first two to jump into my head.