Since brought to theaters last year, Birdman has picked up a slew of awards including best lead actor for Michael Keaton. But according to certain people, it doesn't meet their standards. Which brings me to the following: 5 Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Birdman.
5. Michael Keaton
In this movie, Michael plays Riggan Thomson; a washed up superhero actor who tries to feel important again by directing a play on broadway. Michael was a perfect casting choice for this movie. He very much inhabits his character and shows the psychological stresses that comes with being a struggling actor. Most likely, when the screenplay was being written, they had already chosen Michael because of his previous work (for those of you who don't know, I'm talking about Batman).
4. Interesting Camera Views
Because of Emmanuel Lubezki, we were able to actually feel the movie. With the thought that it was all shot in one take. Lubezki gave a beautiful style that I had never seen before. Using these techniques, it let's you understand the main character's mind. It was beautiful in my opinion.
3. Interesting Plot with Twists
I promise to not give away any spoilers. I will only say that this movie manages to keep you on the edge of your seat no matter what. The picture above is a small example of what I am talking about. He is floating in mid-air for Jerry's sake! If that isn't entertaining, I don't know what is.
2. Birdman's Voice
I know I promised no spoilers, but it doesn't really affect the plot line. [Birdman](movie:780317)'s voice speaks to him throughout the movie (it's really just Keaton's voice but Christian Bale'd). It speaks to him throughout the movie and expresses the madness and stress that Riggan feels on a day-to-day basis. This keeps the movie interesting, even though the whole movie is already highly entertaining.
This movie really screwed with my heart. I went from thinking, Oh this is weird! to Oh my God, no! Filled with many other emotions in-between. But that is what makes a movie so good, right? So all that is given here, I think this movie deserves as much appreciation as it can possibly get. If you haven't seen the movie already, buy it on DVD or Blu-ray as soon as possible.