Filed under: Exordium, On Higher Grounds | Tags: benjamin button, brad pitt, movie |
He was born under unusual circumstances.
Last night I finally got hold a copy of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (okay it’s pirated so what?)and enjoyed every line of it. I am no movie critic but I must say it is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. Who wouldn’t be intrigued by a story of a man who is born old and gets younger as he grows up? Plus it was directed by David Fincher who is a genius by the way. The movie won’t disappoint you even with a runtime of almost three hours. And the cast was excellent! Brad Pitt should have won the golden globes. Or maybe at the Oscars. Cate Blanchett was flawless as always and even performed all her dance scenes. It was really worth watching I promise. Astig talaga.
He really was born under unusual circumstances. But the message of the movie rings true. That our life isn’t measured by minutes, but in moments. That we should make the most out of the short time we’re given with life.
Some of my favorite lines:
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” –Benjamin Button
“You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could wear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.” –Captain Mike
“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” –Benjamin
“Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.” –Benjamin