On my first day of film school, my Video Production 101 professor began our semester with an interesting allegorical tale. He told the story of a boy who was taken to his first Magic Show. The boy, who had come to that age when the world around him seemed to dull and bore him, finally felt that sense of childhood imagination and wonder again.
He fell in love with magic, and from that day on he dreamed of becoming a…
Boy, this really ruined my night. Slow descent into madness in a middle class home. Michael Shannon is amazing. A great follow up to my recent viewings of Mud and True Detective. The ending was not for me, but the shot of the storm using only the reflection in a sliding door was a pretty great shot.
If you need someone to behave like a crazy bastard, look no further than Michael Shannon.
oh, oh, this movie got it all:
crazy sign language.
the ginger head from afghanistan.
the insane guy from revolutionary road.
the stoned sister of molly.
getting bit by a dog.
more bad dreams.
peeing in bed.
digging bigger holes.
Michael Shannon does his bug-eyed madman shtick, as his life falls apart and he has a series of hallucinations. They do offer some strong imagery and some rote thrills, but the drama is just too mundane. As well, it becomes quite repetitive.
I could not connect with this one.
This movie is very powerful, very thought provoking, and all together a wonderful experience. I watched this with no idea what to expect, and it absolutely swept me off my feet.
Take Shelter is the story of a man who, after having several apocalyptic dreams, decides to build a storm shelter for him and his family. He soon finds himself on the brink of sanity as these dreams take over his life.
The ending of this movie may leave some…
Al padre de familia de un pequeño pueblo USA se le mete en la cabeza que se aproxima un desastre de proporciones apocalípticas. ¿Es un visionario o, más probablemente, está como una regadera? Aunque la sensación de amenaza y desgracia inminente puebla todo el metraje, lo que ayuda a ponernos en la piel del ¿paranoico? protagonista, la verdad es que la acción avanza tan despacio hacia el desenlace que puede resultar un poco desesperante. Lo mejor, la actuación de Michael Shannon y su progresivo derrumbe psicológico.
I don't know why no one has heard of this movie, it's one of my top 10 of all time...
I adore watching Michael Shannon act. He is perfect at playing a troubled soul.
It builds slowly but still can throw a punch. The director (and writer) Jeff Nichols brings an amazing experience with his ability to engage and include the viewer in the lives of these characters.
Un drama que no duda en tomarse todo el tiempo que necesita (que podría parecer excesivo para muchos) para desarrollar a un personaje muy complejo y al que Michael Shannon consigue dar vida con maestría.
Take Shelter es más personal y pausada que Mud, y aunque no es en mi opinión tan redonda como la cinta protagonizada por McConaughey, el nivel de satisfacción que consigue dejar en el espectador cuando aparecen los créditos es resultado de 2 horas de buen planteamiento narrativo y desarrollo de los personajes.