While we’re at it, why don’t we take a look at “the other” movie that caught the attention of movie goers on its Christmas release? While Jennifer Aniston came up with a comedy that managed to elicit some tears at the same time, her ex-husband Brad Pitt had a movie that belongs to a class of its own.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is actually based – albeit very very loosely – on a short story by Scott Fitzgerald. The whole story revolves around the “curious case” of the main character, Benjamin Button who, instead of growing old, became younger as the years went by. That in itself is a curiosity, don’t you think?
Critics applaud director David Fincher’s hand in the movie; how he was able to create a movie that is “extravagantly ambitious movie that’s easy to admire but a challenge to love.” I have to be honest and say that even the basic idea didn’t – and doesn’t – appeal to me. I simply am not attracted to the idea that someone is aging the other way around (if aging can even be used to describe what happens to Button).
However, I have to admit that Brad Pitt is still as glorious as he was when I first saw him on screen. He is Brad Pitt after all. And that fact has given a lot of plus points to this movie. With Cate Blanchett playing the other major role, the movie is indeed eye candy even for those who might not fall in love with the story. I am not surprised that the movie didn’t earn more than others thought it would on its first day.