The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) review

Synopsis: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

I really feel it's a difficult feat to keep someone's attention when a film is near 3 hours long. Especially when that film doesn't have any explosions, naked chicks or guns.

This being said, after seeing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(for a second time in a while), I thought that the performances within the film were stunning, notably from the two co-stars, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, playing Benjamin Button and Daisy, respectively.

The chemistry between the two was quite intriguing, and how it evolved throughout the story made for an interesting watch, and the story itself was an interesting concept, although there were a few scenes which were quite slow, ultimately though, the conclusion was quite an event.

The small, but obvious references to the theme of the film throughout were clever, albeit simple, but added to the film to make it a more rounded, fuller flick.

The CGI in the film for Pitt's character, Benjamin, was quite noticeable at times, but seamless at other points in the film. All things considered, it was acceptable, but didn't seem cheap and corny.

A brilliant film, deserved each of the awards and nominations it received, definitely a film for the ages.




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