Social Icons

Birdman (2014)

Please Leave A Comment Below

Birdman (2014)


Michael Keaton
Edward Norton
Emma Stone
Zach Galifianakis

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

A movie about excessive love of self and total lack of the opinion of others is what Birdman delivers. The movie is not half badas an Oscar movie, but I was expecting to see much after the numerous Oscar nominations (not to mention international accolades that it boast of) that it had which were 9 in all including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Male and Female.

Produced, co-written and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, I have to be honest I had to stand to fight sleep while watching this movie and just got tired of waiting for it to end. If not for the fact that Edward Norton and Michael Keaton were overbearing when it came to the delivery of their character, I would have walked away from the movie.
I may not have liked the movie or the directing style used, but Keaton and Norton were in a class of their own in this. Their delivery was too good to be true, I was watching how these guys were trying to best themselves on screen delivering lines after lines, in a movie about them trying to make a Broadway presentation.

Birdman stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson / Birdman and Edward Norton as Mike Shinner. Riggan’s career was at an end as an actor, he played the character Birdman in three movies and now he is not receiving offers. Desiring one last hoorah, Riggan decided to do the Broadway presentation of Raymond Carver story. Riggan is struggling putting this production together not to mention being tormented by the voice of Birdman, who criticizes him, and he imagines himself performing feats of levitation and telekinesis.

While all this is going on, Riggan is finding it hard to cope with the popular Broadway actor Mike Shinner, and his daughter who is recovering from a drug problem.

Here is a movie that deserves the accolades for the acting delivered by Keaton and probably the whole cast (Keaton won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy) but not for the story, which Alejandro won Best Screenplay for at the Golden Globes.
I guess we just have to see how the Oscars play out.

In conclusion, if you want to see wonderful acting here is a movie for you, the cast will wow you. Also I advise you take a whiff of the movie, maybe you will have a different opinion to mine and please let me know.


Post a Comment