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BY Allo2JasonIsaacs lister
Brad Pitt pointlessly grows backwards. It's trying to be 'Forrest Gump' but doesn't have any story to tell, just randomly selected, disconnected meaningless vignettes. Ponderous, boring and it goes on FOREVER. Perhaps it was all the makeup that restricted his facial expressions, but Brad Pitt's acting was as wooden as a kitchen table. Sleep inducing.
I think it was really awesome and interesting. It had a great story line and I think the actors were spot on. I can at least say it was way BETTER!!! than twilight. Big props to the director, how many of us can say we actually got to see a different unfamiliar movie like this. Which HEY Brad Pitt was lead... "TooDleS"
Basically, a troll gets younger as each year goes by and believe me, that takes just as long as it sounds. Go see it if you want to see and old man pervert a small child, get on a small boat, live... More in a small cold country while steadily getting less and less wrinkled. I could see the same thing after getting out of long bath.
The only light relief was an old man who was continuously struck by lightning, this however was also mercilessly stabbed to death by the time it was shown for the 3rd of 7 times. This "film" was void of any interest, emotion, acting ability, engagement and every other aspect that could make any motion picture watchable.
To compare it to other movies would be wrong. I prefer to compare it to having my fingernails slowly pulled out while having a fat man sit on my face, at least that’s what Brad Pitt must have been threatened with to accept this role which he carried off without a hint of enthusiasm or display that he had ever acted before. Don’t go to see this movie, as Benjamin gets younger and younger, you must endure this lifeless tale while you only get older and older.Hide
OMG this film is total, complete and utter bollocks. People were walking out! Maybe would've been OK if it were 1.5 hours shorter. Cate Blanchetts voice as an old lady is one of the most annoying sounds you will ever hear in your life. The movie just goes on and on. By the midway point you actually start looking forward to them dying. By the end you're cheering!
I went in excited to watch this movie but halfway through it got quite boring and to be honest very unbelieveable..I like to go in and feel engrossed in the movie especially when you are paying so much for a movie and popcorn...this movie was not one of them i came out feeling like i had wasted my money and may as well of waited until it came out on video and when i say video i mean $3 weekly :(
Oh dear, numb bum syndrome set in after two hours and it was difficult to concentrate despite the beatifully crafted sets and detailed cinematography or the acting skills of the principle actors -Tilda Swinton was the standout for me. This story could have had more light relief and at least half an hour shaved off which would have given it some pace.However still an original idea for Hollywood and for that top marks.
I went into this film with high hopes and was not disappointed; Mr Pitt continues his run of picking nothing but the best scripts to work with.
Sure, there are some nifty special effects, and the story is completely ludicrous but once you... More look past that and concentrate on the message behind the story, its a fantastic movie, captivating, beautifully directed, and elegant.
And the message? Youth is wasted on the young. Anybody under the age of 30 or so probably would miss that, having not lived enough life to realise how good life really was when they were younger, but I am sure it's not a message lost on the rest of us.
There's no happy ending here, this is not a movie where love overcomes all, but one with a far harsher reality - no matter how much you love someone, there are some situations that can not be conquered.
I didn't appreciate the Hurricane Katrina / dying mother's last words sub-plot, nor the little hummingbird that keeps popping up - far too 5th form exam "Can you pick the themes in this movie" for me, but those are minor elements in the film, and in no way overshadow the charm of this movie.
See it and decide for yourself. Just don't get hung up on the special effects or the premise - reverse ageing is not what the movie is about.Hide
This film is extremely well doneand it hit me emotionally on many levels. I didn't even mind the fact it was 2 hrs 40 minslong as it was that good. Brad Pitt plays his role extraordinarily well alongside a standout performance from Cate Blanchett. Highly recommended to anyone, especially those who wish to delve deeper into the real meaning of ageing itself.
This was really enjoyable. It reminded me of Forrest Gump in many ways, but mainly because of the film's reflective nature and analysis of a person's entire lifetime.
Great performances. Romantic and sad.
A shame, as Flicks as some users mention, it was a bit 'safe'... could've had more balls. But that's a pretty minor criticism for a film that is very enjoyable - makes one reflect.
i thought that the film was a bit boring ! but it wasnt what i expected ! it was different ! and funny . with the guy that always said "have i told you about the time i was struck by lighting ?' that was funny !
i know that the movie was not for my target audience but i still enjoyed it !
plus when brad pitt went younger into his teens he looked like he just had botox ! =D LBMO !
Very disappointing film and at 2 hrs 40 minutes it is a long time to be bored. I would have walked out but I kept... More waiting for something to happen.
Girls will probably enjoy it - but word of advise go with another girlfriend leave your man at home. He will most likely hate it (unless he is a total romantic and likes long drawn out romance movies)Hide
BY Andrew-Hedley superstar
Yes, it's quite slow moving. And the aging effects are quite gimmicky to start off with. But once the love story bit gets underway, and Brad Pitt begins to look a bit like the Pitt we know, the movie gets into its stride. Quite melancholic and subdued. Really enjoyed it. Perhaps could have taken a few more risks.