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The Aviator (2004)

Release Date: Saturday, December 25 2004
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio , Cate Blanchett , Kate Beckinsale , Gwen Stefani , Adam Scott , Kelli Garner , Ian Holm , Alan Alda , Alec Baldwin , Frances Conroy , Willem Dafoe , Edward Herrmann , Jude Law , John C. Reilly , Brent Spiner , Rufus Wainwright
Genre(s): Drama, Biopic, Historical

"The Aviator (2004)" story, characters and photos © Warner Bros. & Miramax Films

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17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 11/28/04 - 1:07:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I am so seeing this.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 12/18/04 - 2:23:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was trying to find this thread. Does Anyone else want to see this? I'm thinking this is going to bomb at the Box Office.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 12/18/04 - 5:49:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
This looks good.I'll wait till it comes to video though.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 12/19/04 - 3:09:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why would it bomb?

It's directed by Martin Scorsese and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio; not to mention the numerous other famous faces.

They're already talking Oscars for it.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 12/19/04 - 10:21:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
I saw an interview with Scorsese and this film looks worth investigating.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 12/28/04 - 8:29:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
The movie was pretty good overall. It was kinda fun to watch the first half of it, since it was set in the twenties and thirties. All that jazzy music and colorful parties gave it energy.

It started to drag when Hughes started going nuts. Maybe it's only because I'm fourteen and I prefer movies with more action and less talk.

DiCaprio did a pretty good acting job with this... Actually, everyone did, but I was most impressed with whoever played Katherine Hepburn (I think that was her name...the lady with red hair). That's Cate Blanchett, right?

The part when Hughes's plane crashed scared me more than The Grudge did... I'm serious. I'm weird like that.

Anyway, great movie. I would recommend it... Just make sure you're up to it. It seemed pretty darn long.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 12/28/04 - 8:37:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
it was a little long...
I think they could of edited out some things and made the movie shorter.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 12/28/04 - 10:05:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd quite like to see this, when it comes out over here.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 12/30/04 - 7:46:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hm, the way of the future.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 12/31/04 - 10:33:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
A little long but excellent movie, don't miss this one.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 1/1/05 - 1:10:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
This movie was awesome!At the best of times it was strange but it's definately worth seeing..
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 1/1/05 - 3:03:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think this is the most overrated film of the year. Jeezus I went in expecting some brilliant masterpiece with all the rave reviews it's been getting, but I was bored out of my friggin skull.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 1/1/05 - 3:40:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
hmm the man who Leo plays in the movie..the 'aviator' is my friend's great grandpa or something...pretty neat
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 7:09:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Watching this film was torture.

First there was the soundtrack -- tinny sounding music from the big band era which seemed to be coming from schoolroom intercom speakers. Then there was Scorcese's constantly moving camera. What's up with that? He actually made me feel seasick. I had to close my eyes quite a lot during the film.

But worst of all was the treatment -- a story totally without soul. It's fair to compare it with Franco Zeffirelli's recent "Callas Forever" which was a touching tribute full of love for the subject matter. There was none of that in Aviator. Scorcese seems not to have liked Hughes very much, which is too bad as it made us uncaring as well.

I gave it a 2 (of 10). Hubby (who was the one who wanted to see it) gave it a 3.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/4/05 - 12:05:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought it was pretty good, don't care for the music, but it was true to the era.

Good acting and directing.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/4/05 - 1:06:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
It looks awful, like one of those self-indulgent movies that for one reason or another will win oscars.
Like Moulin Rouge, but worse.
Leo DiCaprio was washed up as soon as Titanic came out, anyway.
Cate Blanchett is only good under the right direction. I just don't trust Martin Scorsese with her. Go see "A Life Aquatic," instead.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/5/05 - 12:09:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Actually I thought Blanchett was quite good - despite Scorcese.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 1/6/05 - 4:35:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't want to see this movie, I just didn't think I would be interested, but I went anyway, and I was pleasantly suprised. It was very good.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 1/8/05 - 10:54:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Chof took me to see this tonight, it was pretty good. I didn't like the ending, it didn't wrap everything up nice and neatly. it was a depressing ending.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 1/9/05 - 7:47:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Very good film, with excellent performances from Blanchett and Alan Alda (Blanchett would get the Supporting Actress Oscar, as of right now, if it were up to me).

DiCaprio, as usual, is distracting. He's a fine actor, but still looks 12-years-old which makes his love scenes with Blanchett nearly laughable. Still, his acting is fine.

As for being depressing ending, since it's based on Howard Hughes's life, I'm not sure it could end an other way. In fact, had it ended much later in his life, the depression factor would've gone through the roof! 8/10.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/12/05 - 12:37:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
This film was well-made: well-staged, well-scripted, well-acted. But I ultimately did not enjoy it because it did not trust the audience enough. I don't like the feeling that the director distrusts me. What I mean is: the audience was told through symbolism, music, and dialogue PRECISELY how to feel about the subject matter at hand. There was no wiggle room & no ambiguity.

Perhaps this in and of itself is not a bad thing; perhaps this is what movies are supposed to do. But I feel there was something almost graceless in the transparency of Scorsese's motives pertaining to the pathos in the film. By the end I felt I was being led around by the wrist and, really, I'd rather think for myself.

Simultaneously, the film had a few scenes so masterfully constructed--such as Hughes' second cash, and his retreat into filthy isolation in his theater--that I cannot call it a Bad Film.

7/10, I guess.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 1/12/05 - 12:37:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 1/27/05 - 5:05:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
anyone knows if it's based on a true story?
i mean of course all this guys existed ... but ... were they like this? really ?

i am watching it right now

it's cool

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 1/27/05 - 5:15:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Do you mean did he really have an OCD? Yes, did it run his life as much as the film says? Probably, but it's a Hollywood movie sa it's been quite sensationalised. Was quite good, but a little slow. Very mell made though. ZenKat's comments pretty muchhit the mark.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 1/30/05 - 9:21:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
oh god...what a waste of my money...this film was horrible...and i agree with auntiemame...the camera work made me sick...i was expecting something marvelous, but what i got was sketchy actors,cinematography, and plot...no soul what so ever! I'm so dissappointed...and i think Leo needs to grow more as an actor...it seems as if he is always playing each character the same way..

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