Monday, February 9, 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
WORTH-IT: (David Fincher) I tend to hold F. Scott Fitzgerald in a certain high esteem. He has an apt to write flagrantly and classically, all the while maintaining an aire of unique beauty, untouched by any other story and impossible to undermine. For that reason, I immediately was curious (no pun intended) of the potential this film held. How would it be possible to carry over such deep emotion and soul, something I find irreplaceable in book to film adaptations? But, curiosity is a funny thing, and my expectations of this film quickly escalated. Luckily, Fincher knew to choose timeless faces like Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson and Brad Pitt; he knew a muted color palette would successfully carry out a feeling of nostalgia mixed with new experience; and at last, he found a way to make a short story into one of the longest movies, yet lacking one moment of monotonous lag. Fitzgerald's gentle voice and unique style completely reveal themselves through Fincher's Curious Case. Fascinating make-up and a soft artful impression leave an avid reader satisfied that much is left to the mind of the viewer, ruining no personal creativity and encouraging liberal sentiment. The story is a true definition of originality. A beautiful love story and one of genuine self-discovery, Curious Case is one not to miss. Prepare yourself for a long movie and revel in the fact that it is a treat to see the story. You'll laugh and you might cry, but overall you'll feel the warmth from the inside that shrugs off a cheesy threat, and wins over your heart.