|...is that a bird on your head Mike?|
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance Review – Former Batman turns into former Birdman. Is he a shadow of his former self or will he soar higher in Birdman than he did wearing the Bat suit?
|Why hello there Ed! Nice undies! ;)|
Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) was once a big name in Hollywood playing the Birdman which spanned 3 successful sequels.. Unfortunately he loses his grip and tries to revive his glory days thru a different path. This time by writing, directing and acting in a Broadway production. Faced with casting problem along with so many other hiccups, Riggan have one last shot at getting his life together or lose all at once. His money, daughter, pride and mind are at stake till he pulls an unexpected ‘stunt’ days leading to the opening night of his play.
|Walk away or face the reality?|
Don’t ask me why but Michael Keaton looked like an aged Billy Crystal to me throughout this movie. Looks aside, he did give one of his best performances in years as a washed out actor looking to redeem himself in the cruel world of fame and fortune. Add Edward Norton to the mix, another underrated talent and along with Emma Stone, it’s no wonder all three of them are nominated for the upcoming Oscars. Either all three or one of them should bag the statue for their acting chops. The way the movie is shot is not conventional as we get the feel of following the actors from behind and breathing down their neck. You will either love or hate this technique. Some shot were spot on while others did give me some headache. The drums beats throughout the movie was awesome till I wish I had a drummer banging some drums at every moment of my life except when I sleep. Heh. Oh…but the zooming in on risqué scenes (instead of censoring) was so annoying! Bluek.
|Oscar worthy? Hurmm....|
It’s not so often we get to see a movie like this so it’s no wonder there are rave reviews going on about it. Since it’s also nominated in few other categories at the upcoming Academy Awards, expect people to flock like a bird to catch this one-of-a-kind flick. After bagging few status at the Golden Globe let’s see how it does at the Oscars and blockbuster collection shall we?
P/S - Thank you Churp Churp for the preview tickets!