The Aviator & Leonardo DiCaprio

Well I went to check out this movie last night, it’s been fairly well hyped and apparently Leonardo put his heart and soul[/url] into the part and really did the whole method acting thing.

I discovered Mr. DiCaprio could really act well in the olden days of What’s eating Gilbert Grape and The Basketball Diaries.

He can play harrowing roles very well, drug addicts, people with mental problems and is a serious method actor.

It’s a shame his reputation got ruined by the crappy epic known as Titanic followed by the flop that was The Beach.

After this his was only known for being a floppy haired pretty boy in some crappy films, totally lost his reputation.

He’s come back with avengance recently though with great movies such as Gangs of New York[/url], Catch me if you can[/url] and The Aviator[/url].

Also coming next year is The Departed[/url], a Western remake of the Hong Kong series of movies called Infernal Affairs (Wu Jian Dao).

Anyway back on topic, The Aviator is an excellent movie, well acted through-out with a stunning support cast, a mesmerising performance by Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn and excellent performances from William Baldwin (Trippe), Gwen Stefani (Jean Harlow) and Kate Beckinsale (Ava Gardner).

The film was a touch on the long side and but didn’t really drag, it didn’t detract from this being a great movie. Probably due to the genius director Martin Scorsese, his classics such as Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas are still watchable today.

The Aviator was framed to show the good sites of Howard Hughes as he was indeed a genius and a great man in many ways, most people would remember him as the dishevelled, long-fingernailed recluse stuck in his hotel room surrounded by tissues, but well he revolutionised Movies and Aviation and should be remembered for that..

The Hercules for example in some form is still in use by the military today.

DiCaprio and the film captures hughes as the genius, the paranoid, the obsessive, the womaniser, the film-maker and of course the aviator.

The film is beautifully cast, beautifully shot and beautifully directed, it tells the gripping story of a troubled dreamer who ignores advice and shoots for the stars, sometimes he falls..but he always carries on. It shows his troubled love-life, his fears of germs, the public, his deafness and many other elements of his life.

All in all it’s well worth watching.

I’d give it 8.5 out of 10.

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11 Responses to The Aviator & Leonardo DiCaprio

  1. Yuen Li January 13, 2005 at 5:13 am #

    Gee, you know what? Of all those films you listed, I’ve only seen the Titanic… Gonna have to do some “cheap” DVD/VCD hunting on my next holiday in Malaysia. 😉

  2. ShaolinTiger January 13, 2005 at 5:24 am #

    Dude seriously, that’s really sad…

    Really REALLY sad..

    *shakes his head and hands you a copy of taxi driver*

  3. Mossie`Ol Chin January 13, 2005 at 8:29 am #

    n00b!!!! how should i actually accept a remake of “WU JIAN DAO”?!?!?! n00b!!!!!

  4. TheGreatFaggot January 13, 2005 at 10:11 am #

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  5. As Suanie Sees It January 13, 2005 at 11:03 am #

    I watched The Aviator with the gang yesterday. I won’t be bothered with writing much about it since ST wrote something here. It was good. The actors/actresses were good. The portrayals were good. The directing was good. The music was good. The French fries that faggot smuggled in was good.

  6. JxT2J January 13, 2005 at 1:45 pm #

    I can’t accept a remake of Infernal Affairs.

    Have you watched it ST ?

  7. letti January 13, 2005 at 3:04 pm #

    after watching titanic, i was guilty of calling leonardo by his OTHER name, i.e. DeCRAPio, but i guess i oughta give him another chance.

    caught “the Gift” last night and Kate Blanchette was really good in it.

    letti

  8. kimberlycun January 13, 2005 at 3:40 pm #

    somehow i had a hunch it was going to be good and it was, my traditional gauge is whether it drove me to tears or not. it did! simply blown away by cate blanchette….so glad leo deviated from crap such The Beach

  9. Narcissism is Necessary January 13, 2005 at 4:18 pm #

    I’ve watched The Aviator. The true stars of the movies are the actresses, who gave me goosebumps with their almost flawless potrayal of Kate Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Jean Harlow.

  10. ShaolinTiger January 13, 2005 at 6:19 pm #

    I had all 3 DVD’s…but I have no idea where they went, didn’t get chance to watch em yet.

  11. FireAngel January 14, 2005 at 2:15 am #

    not yet watch. so kenot say anything. but I’ve disliked Leo like made eversince Titanic. Stupid dumb shit movie. Waste of my freaking time and my freaking money. CRAP CRAP CRAPPPP!