Movie Review on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Movie Review: About The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, an extraordinary man who was born at the age of 80 and lived life upside down, unable to stop in time. F. Scott Fitzgerald published in 1922, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is undoubtedly the movie event that marked the end of 2008 and early 2009. Nominated for 5 Golden Globes and 13 Academy Awards, the film of David Fincher is already present in history, even as his pitch for the least original. If screenwriter Eric Roth, who was in charge of adapting the new Fitzgerald, admits he simply inspired by the basic story created 87 years ago, the film still remains a work to visit the past century in great detail.

Continuation of the Movie Review : The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

And the least we can say is the filmmaker who does not only know how to surround himself but also to leave nothing at chance. Fincher strikes the first blow to the audience by delivering an impeccable photography, restoring wonderfully New Orleans at the time. With an incredible sense of narrative, Fincher thus lays the foundation for his fluidly history, its characters evolving to great effect in an increasingly surprising environment. The very realistic aspect of this real pageant was then matched by the narration of this tale that is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Multiplying tracking shots, visiting every corner of its lavish sets, Fincher instills in his work a complete character that nothing was compromised.

Equally sumptuous, the treatment given to various actors is of particular importance in the development of the story. The mastery of Fincher, coupled with the depth offered by Roth characters, made real havoc, providing the transition to the work a unique personal vision. This vision is also defended tooth and nailed by a cast just wonderful and the buzzwords are pulled out to give the best of themselves. Next to a very inspired Brad Pitt finds an impressive plethora of talents among which stands out clearly Taraji P. Henson, in the role of Queenie, the woman who discovered Benjamin at the feet of her stairs. The mother-child relationship developed by Fincher makes sense thanks to the outstanding performance offered by Henson and Pitt who, more than once, disturb the viewer to great effect.

Despite these formal qualities, unshakable strength is to admit that in the film Fincher does not appeal at all points. Indeed, after an impressive first and totally involved, the story bogs down somewhat because of its length and treatment of too romantic that was established there. While the historical aspect was honored until 1945, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button then embroiled in a romance taking up too much space in relation to a specific element of the 20th century. The film forgets its first goal and the same sense of this introspection in the last century. Therefore, the lack of consistency of this second part is quickly felt and boredom is emerging in a somewhat shameful way.

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