Monday, March 2, 2015
Posted by Eric
I’m not sure exactly what to think of this movie. I know it won the Oscar for Best Picture, but I thought it was just alright. I’m still not entirely sure about some parts of the film, either, which I think was kind of the point. Michael Keaton plays an actor who once played the superhero character Birdman, but has moved on, or is at least trying to by directing and starring in a play on Broadway. He seems to be trying to work out issues with his family, his past stardom and trying to separate himself from the Birdman character, wanting to be taken seriously for his acting, and just really trying to get his life together and figure out what his future holds. I didn’t care much for the movie right after watching it, but it’s been a week or so, and I do appreciate the film more than I did right away. It definitely had its “moments” and the acting was impressive, along with the filming and camera angles. Overall, the movie felt like something the critics might like more than the everyday person, but if you’re in the mood for something a little different, you might want to give it a chance.