Day 31: Shutter Island (2010)


Warning: This review contains spoilers. Although, I will clarify that these are “mild” spoilers because most of the potential “spoiled” part of the film I could see coming….from way, way, way far away (or, in Lucas-speak—“a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” is how far I could be and still guess what this film had in store for me).

 

In Shutter Island, federal marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) investigates the disappearance of a patient at a maximum security mental asylum in the 1950s. He takes his new partner, Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), on the case and they attempt to sort through the layers of lies, truth, and crazy ramblings in an effort to discover what happened to the missing patient. The island is totally remote and inaccessible except by a special ferry that is suspiciously hampered by a storm…. Hey, wait! Doesn’t this sound eerily similar to Jurassic Park? (And I thought the patient rambling about dinosaurs was just insane… he may have actually been onto something.) Keep reading…