Thursday, April 9, 2009

UFO Film for the week of April 6: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

I would pretend I'm excited for this week's UFO film, but it's very difficult - I don't think I've heard a single nice thing said about director David Fincher's extended love letter to Brad Pitt's face. Even Pitt fans admitted to being stupendously bored, waiting not only for little Pitty to actually look like himself but also for some vague semblance of a plot to kick in. Apparently watching someone aging backwards just isn't all that much fun. As Street's review of the film concisely put it: "Benjamin sits around and listens to people, walks around and waits for people, and basically does absolutely nothing." So if you're up for a whopping two-and-a-half hours of nothing, then this looks like the movie for you.