Friday, April 23, 2010

Juno & Joe

Shutter Island has left sort of a bad taste in my mouth. I didn't hate it like a lot of people did, but I didn't love it like I wanted to either, and with time the problems seem more glaring than they did at first. One of those problems being Leo, whom I recall being covered in flop-sweat every single second he was on-screen. I know he wasn't, but that's the way time has twisted my memory of his performance - into this hammy, overdone thing. Anyway that's what I think when I see pictures from Inception now - I worry that it'll be Lousy Leo we get and not the good Leo I watched in Revolutionary Road or The Departed. It's always your last picture they judge you by, man!

My point - there's a quartet of newish pictures from Inception over here, and the one I gravitated to that made me the most enthusiastic was the one sans any Leo, the one with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page in it. Cuz yay them!

I don't think I linked to our discussion of this film for the "We Can't Wait!" countdown at The Film Experience - here's where we talked about it. And here's a link to where you can see the entire countdown.


Joe Reid said...

See, Shutter Island Leo, Departed Leo, and Revolutionary Leo all feel like the same Leo to me.

Lucky said...

yeah, I'm not a Leo fan either.