A second viewing sure made me change my mind about its merits. And then a third attempted viewing only confirmed my feelings. Man, SHUTTER ISLAND is dull on repeat viewings.
Let's see if a second viewing makes me change my mind on this.
There are many classics which mit with mixed reactions initially, but I have a hard time seeing SHUTTER ISLAND overcoming that to become something beloved and treasured. It has some nice visuals, sure, albeit nothing breathtaking. The story is all so very so-so, and the characters aren't very memorable or interesting. I'm betting it spends the rest of its days shelved alongside Scorsese's CAPE FEAR.
Edited by Ryan H., 08 February 2011 - 11:54 AM.