Went to cinema for the first time in months this afteroon to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I’m not entirely certain when I last went to the cinema, which gives you an idea of how long ago it was, but I believe it may have been to watch Hellboy 2.

CCBB is by David Fincher, which was my main reason for wanting to see it. In the end, it’s the least Finchery film I’ve seen of his, but still has all his usual technical sleight of hand and darkly effective visuals. It was a long, winding, whimsical story which kept me entranced throughout, although rarely did it move me quite as much as I expected. Performances from the giant cast were great all round, though. While Brad Pitt is getting all the attention, and he is superb, it was Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton that stole the show for me.

The closest thing to an action sequence was also marvellous…a tugboat ramming a Nazi u-boat. Brilliant! I really hope Fincher has a go at science fiction one of these days, he’d doubtless come up with something remarkable.


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