Shutter Island Discussions
April 18, 2010 7:14pm CST
I just watched this movie yesterday and it was mind blowing. I love the plot and its twists and turns. I have questions, Was "Teddy Daniels/Andrew Laeddis" still crazy? Was the experiment unsuccessful? What's your thoughts when he asks his psychiatrist if it is better to live as a monster or die as a good man?
5 May 10
I only got to see the movie the other night and I have to say it was amazing. Dicaprio did a great job in the lead role with a great supporting cast. From the trailers that I had seen the movie looked more like a horror but turns out it was an excellent psychological mystery thriller. There are many takes on this movie. One assuming that Dicaprio’s character was crazy and another being that he was actually a real marshal and driven insane. There is evidence and clues in the movie that suggests both but I tend to be leaning toward that he was actually crazy. It is a movie that will warrant a second viewing. As for the last line, “Is it better to live a monster, or die a good man” I would agree with most that he was cured of his delusions and he could not live with what he had done. So he was infact just faking it so he could have the lobotomy to simply forget. All in all a very good movie which ever way you interpret it, whether you buy into the conspiracy theory or not , it certainly does spark a lot of debate and makes you think.
19 Apr 10
I just saw Shutter Island and throughout the movie I was trying to figure out if it's a movie about ghosts or just about murder and towards the end when it was revealed that it was Ted Daniels who was crazy all along, I find it hard to accept the fact. I was still on his side and believed his story about the experimenting and so on. I was suspicious of the doctors especially Ben Kingsley. But then, I had to accept the fact that it was Ted Daniels who was the crazy one and he made up his own reality. It was mind boggling. And the last line by Daniels about living as a monster or dying a good man made me realize that he was actually cured. But he didn't want to live as the man that he's become - a murderer of his wife. But then that is my opinion. What do you think?
19 Apr 10
Mind boggling indeed. I thought it was horror at first because of the title "Shutter" Island (I thought it's related to "Shutter" movie) so I wasn't that attentive to the movie. But as the story goes along, it gets more and more interesting. It really is a great movie where you use your brain in analyzing the story. I totally agree with you. The last line he delivered confirmed to me that he was already cured. He just pretended he's still insane because he don't want to live a life of a "monster" (murderer). And another confirmation was when his "partner/psychiatrist" called him "Ted" and he did not responded.
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19 Apr 10
I have not yet seen this movie. I don't really even know what it is about. I bought Paranormal Activity and there was a preview for Shutter Island on it, and now I really do what to see it. Even though the preview did not explain much, it really made it seem like a movie that I would really enjoy. I will have to go see it and let you know what I hink.