When asked about their most precious belonging, most people mention their health. It’s nice, and normal; but I am anything else BUT normal because recently all I did was ignoring my health in order to go see not one but two movies in less than a 7 days period of time. And for that I won’t mind if any one of you would call me insane or a masochist. 🙂 Yes, I’m giulty of neglecting my physical state and for that I am now paying. All day long I cough and sneeze my lungs out, my throat hurts like I’ve been swallowing needles and I feel like I have onions instead of eyeballs. *sniff*
What’s worth ignoring my hell-of-a-cold symptoms? Why, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Shutter Island” of course! Two wonderful movies directed by two brilliant directors. First belongs to Tim Burton, who we all movie freaks know that has a taste for freaks and creeps and wonderlands which are impossible not to love even though, at first sight, they look kinda’ grotesque and out of place. But I don’t mind… 😀 Even though “Alice in Wonderland” is not a kid’s fantasy movie anymore (although there were idiotic mothers who brought their noisy illiterate offsprings to see it), it’s worth watching, not only for the effects (3D!) but for the characters who look more wonderful in their madness than ever before. Not to mention that Mr. Burton casted again Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter) *fangirl scream* and Helena Bohnam Cartear (the Red Queen) as leading characters. I also like how Anne Hathaway played the role of the airheaded White Queen, whose way of behaving and (especially) walking actually reminded me of a girl back in highschool (if “divine” rings a bell to any of my friends reading this). In order not to spoil the fun, I’ll only mention the fact that the ending made me laugh like crazy. The Mad Hatter OWNS the end of the battle scene; he does a kind of silly dance that made the colleague sitting next to me applaud, even though he realised he looked as sillier as the Hatter after 4 or 5 claps (the other of us just went “woohooo! go Hatter!” but you didn’t see me mention any of this here, it’s just an illusion to make the post bigger).
Let’s move to “Shutter Island” (hmm, this sounds kinda’ weird). A thriller this time, set somewhere in the ’50s. Leonardo DiCaprio (I’m sure Titanic-weeping fangirls missed him) plays the role of a federal marshall who comes to a creepy island to investigate the dissappearence of a woman from the mental institution where she was locked in as a psychotic killer. As the story goes by, it seems that the doctors there know more than they say and, also, Teddy (DiCaprio) gets mad as he investigates more and more… no, actually he’s mad and the doctors are trying to treat him… no, he’s sane, but the doctors are playing with his mind in order to make another experiment… no, “the law of 4/ who is 67?”… ok, Mr. Scorsese, you win! Yeah, I made it look like a movie with a confusing storyline put there just because the one who wrote it wasn’t sure how to make it more interesting so he made it abiguous. But it’s not. The truth is that the film puts your brain to work, every scene gives you clues and pieces of the whole puzzle and you can play with them in any way you like. And that is why I enjoyed it.
That’s it for now. I’m going back to my pills and cough syroup and I hope that, by the end of the day, I can properly use my voice for at least 2 minutes without coughing myself dead. And I hope that this will pass ASAP because I really need to practice my German pronounciation which, as I recenlty noticed by myself, sounds awful.
And here’s the song of the day: