Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Aviator

One of these days I will get over my fear of Leonardo DiCaprio and not wait years to catch his films. Much like GANGS OF NEW YORK I put off seeing this Martin Scorsese solely because of Leonardo, a bad hangover from the whole TITANIC business of which I've written before. As usual though, DiCaprio once again brings his amazing talents to the project which provides for an entertaining couple of hours. Much like I complained about DEATH DEFYING ACTS there seems to be some massive liberties taken with the character of Howard Hughes and those around him but there is enough reality there to give it some authenticity. The real thrill here is watching Cate Blanchett portray Katharine Hepburn and while the relationship between her and Hughes may or may not be fictitious one can certainly understand why this element was developed. There are also some issues with how Scorsese chose to age DiCaprio in the film but these minor bits can be overlooked by default of the strength of his acting. Not the best picture from either of them but far better than most can turn out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cate Blanchett was sublime in the role of Cate Hepburn and, if memory serves me correct, Hughes and Hepburn did have a long lasting relationship and they were close friends. DiCaprio did an amazing job of portraying Howard, but I confess, the pieces with Cate Blanchett were the most endearing. Love`d this film as most of Dicaprio and Blanchett films.

CAR, Silversurfer, Casper

9:24 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home