Benjamin button is a film about a man who is born old and begins to age backwards. It’s as simple as that really.
David Fincher, the director, spent 5 years of his life on this project and it shows. The film spans across 8 decades and the set design and make up is immaculately seamless. The characters are well thought out and well built.
The acting from Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett is oscar worthy and i feel this is Pitts best work yet. In a way this is a stlye of acting that has never been attempted before and Pitt realy does a good job letting you empathise with the character and his situation. There is never a point that you think “hey thats Brad Pitt” it’s more like “hey thats Benjamin Button and hes getting younger”.
I think that the most important aspect of a movie is to take you on a journey. A good film should make you forget about the outside world for a couple of hours and leave you filled with emotions. Benjamin Button will keep you engrossed throughout the whole 166 minutes and leave you feeling job and fulfillment much the same feeling as if you were to finish a good book.