April 1,2010 06:18
Shutter Island is a movie about the American way of imagining the healing process from world wars. During WWII, U.S.A. was not traumatized by being harmed, instead, it was traumatized by forcing to kill. The movie carries this idea through almost 80% of it. Then, in the end, it goes back to the personal history of Edward. Which, I think it is a shame. Also, because everything is shrunk into a individual life, the chaotic and insanity that almost implied by the film are gone. All the memories are rationalized in the end. Nevertheless, the movie makes another suggestion in the end-- failure of the memory. History becomes a loop. Even if at one point the protagonist figures out the "fact" of the past, (Blur)<-- I don't think anyone is reading this, but just in case I should not reveal the ending.