Movie Genre: Drama, Comedy
Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu,
Nicholas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris,
Armando Bo, Raymond Carver (play).
Rating: R (includes strong language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence)
Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan and Lindsay Duncan.
Movie Information: A former popular film star (Micheal Keaton) who portrayed an iconic superhero, struggles to cope with his current life as a washed up actor and attempts to create a Broadway play. He attempts to recover his family, his career and also himself.
Movie Review: Birdman is instantaneously a modern classic, a cinematic evolution, an everlasting invention of art. One of the most ambitious movies of our generation, it creates a world behind the screen that we all can immerse into due to it’s incredible realism throughout the film. It was truly a theatrical arthouse that showed many metaphoric and symbolic imagery conveying a message for the audience to decipher, brilliantly implicit so the audience doesn’t have to be spoon fed. (Literate messages and straight forward story-telling for basic understanding) My affection for the cinematography and camerawork is immeasurable, for it’s ingenious and innovative craftsmanship on creating one long take for the entire film, deserves my highest respect for the film crew to execute it fluidly and flawlessly; Not to mention the naturally talented acting synchronized with the constant tracking shots was simply impressive, couldn’t be done with the remarkably powerful stars like Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galfinakis, Emma Stone… wait, the entire main cast were strongly praise worthy and each had a mental challenge to battle against, not only the main character of Michael Keaton. I loved how constantly alive the film was, especially for the exhilarating drum only score by Antonio Sanchez which also reflected how the nature of the film with its rhythm and beat, fast-paced and unpredictable. There were plentiful messages and issues featured that were really thought provoking: relevance in society’s view, aftermaths of family dysfunction, how blockbuster films use special effects, film critics, acting styles and method acting, celebrities and fame. Lastly, I personally thought that the film was also purposefully a biography of Michael Keaton’s life, because similarly to Riggan Thompson, he was previously a superhero movie star that gained a lot of fame before, but then slowly fades away from Hollywood into a half remembered actor, this film perhaps is not only fictionally Riggan Thompson’s attempt at making a comeback to restore his purpose as an actor again, but also definitely a fantastic revival of Michael Keaton’s true capability in giving a great performance.
Bite by Bite Movie Details Score!
This is my originally created list of movie details, all having the maximum score of 10, and a minimum score of 0. These are just my personal scores on how I felt about the details of the movie, if you have any objections, disagreements or agreements too, feel free to comment back, let’s have a discussion!
Character Development: 10/10
Intensity and Climax: 8/10
Emotional Connection: 8/10
Total average score: 9.4 out of 10 Popcorn Bites! 😀
Personal Grade: SUPER-DUPER! S
On a personal note, making this review for Birdman was substantially difficult, due to the overwhelming number of things that the film contained and why it is made to such a cinematic triumph, with this fact is also proves why Birdman is such an incredible film and probably one of the best films ever made in my life. This is definitely a must-watch for any movie lover out there, it’s definitely one of my favorites! 😀 Get Popcorn and Get Comfy, this is Captain Popcorn!
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