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Movie Review: The Aviator

November 8, 2006

Okay, with so many people talking about the recent release, “The Departed,” I figured it was time to see the LAST Leonardo Dicaprio movie, at least the last one I know of, “The Aviator,” a film revolving around the eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes.
Dicaprio, a talented actor, has had his ups and downs, but this film had received many awards, so my expectations were high.
The film, with much of its content shot on blue screen, aided with special effects, never lost it’s human feeling, something that commonly happens when computer effects are the selling point of a film. I was pleasantly surprised.
And, Dicaprio was very good. “Brilliant” is a word I reserve for films like “Enter the Dragon,” “Wargames” and “Spies Like Us,” so I’m not going to use it here, but you get my drift.
As the film played I ran the names and faces of other actors through my head, others who might have been better in this situation, and NOBODY came to mind. A good casting call in this one. Kate Blanchett as Kate Hepburn was also an interesing twist.
I’m giving this baby the finger, which will be MY rating systems. No thumbs up or down, just “giving it the finger.” Rent it.

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