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    A Must-Watch Movie


    The brain is interesting; it can make you think that the current plot is reality because of how long it is going on throughout a movie. One film that really displays this phenomenon is Shutter Island on Netflix.

    Shutter Island is a Martin Scorsese directed film that was released in 2010. A huge psychological thriller that takes us into the mind of Teddy Daniels (Leonardo Dicaprio), and allows us to experience his difficulty in seeing reality and how his past has really effected his mental health. This journey leaves you with the constant question as to whether what is going on is real.

    Throughout the entire movie Teddy Daniels works with his partner (Mark Ruffalo) to discover what is up with a mental hospital located on Shutter Island. He must find out what is going on behind the scenes when the patients are taken away and never seen again.

    When asked if he had seen the movie, Elijah Moncrief, a senior at Lakewood High School, said ” I have not yet seen that movie but based off of your description it sounds really good. Psychological thrillers are one of my favorites because they really have a way of playing mind games with me. I will definitely be watching that movie over Easter break with my free time.”

    Shutter Island will leave you at the edge of your seat constantly and will really mess with your brain.  It will give you false hope and leave you constantly confused until the end. It is definitely a movie that you need to pay attention to in order to fully understand what is going on, but when it is all said and done, it will be worth it.



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