FILM REVIEW: BIRDMAN OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE

Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, and Zach Galifianakis, Birdman depicts the point of view of an actor who used to play a superhero and attempted to move on to Broadway. I enjoyed the humor in this film and in some cases I could connect with Michael Keaton character. In particular, I sometimes fantasize on having superpowers myself just as Michael Keaton’s character imagined having telekinesis or flight. I also enjoyed the concept of a washed up Hollywood actor who was desperate for a comeback. If this was a boxing film, it would be fair to say that Birdman is a Cinderella story for an actor. In addition, it was rather scary on how the film depicted the demanding and competing nature of Broadway theatre. As a former theatre actor, I could relate to this as well. I would recommend this film to anyone who is seeking a story about an underdog who is attempting to beat the odds while wrestling with his own personal demons.

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3 thoughts on “FILM REVIEW: BIRDMAN OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE”

  1. Talk about amazing directing. Loved how the movie was done. How about that unexpected ending though. This movie is definitely worth watching. Great concise review man.

    – Lashaan

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