By Team-MRP at 15 January, at 17 : 38 PM Print
A warning for all Hitchcock fans out there! Anyone that loves the’ Psycho’ director, known for his spooky take on thrillers are here in for a surprise when they watch 2012’s most intriguing movie ‘Hitchcock’!
With a good storyline that dealt with a love story between the powerful and reputed director and his wife Alma Reville, played by Helen Mirren, the flick enthralled all with its fantastic portrayal of characters, especially Anthony Hopkins’s look and portrayal of Hitchcock. Though, it definitely could have been made better, the flick still stands out among the myriads of movies that are labeled as biographies dedicated to powerful personalities of different times. What bored a few viewers was the deliberate effort to make Hopkins resemble Hitchcock by making use of prosthetics and make up , which according to me was done imperfectly and one could make out who the actual person was behind that artificially made up face and body.
The movie is about Hitchcock’s direction of the movie Psycho that catapulted him to a different level altogether and made him leave his mark for ever. With a running time of one hour and thirty eight minutes, the flick managed to keep the audiences grounded to their seats all through, minus a few scenes that seemed a bit dragging. The movie also starred the blonde bombshell Scarlett Johansson who successfully played the role of Sunny Janet Leigh, Jessica Beil who played Vera Miles and a host of other talented actors.
The movie attracted its fair share of fans that fell in love with the powerhouse performers that played the leading roles and…boy…what job have they done! Sometimes, it would become difficult to distinguish what was fake and what wasn’t when one saw the scenes that had Hopkins and Mirren playing their roles with aplomb. Hitchcock successfully captured the troubled financial times that was haunting Hollywood at that time and, yet brought about the romance and love, the two stalwarts had for each other. The whole business of risk taking and making movies was captured with realism, not an inch less or more!
What I fathom from the initial response from the audiences is that the movie may not appeal to many like other recently released big budgeted flicks would, but, however, with time it is surely going to be loved by movie goers that would appreciate what detailing went on to depict the man with such persona that attracted millions! The flick stars some very talented actors and is not to be mistaken for a biography at all. Watch it for the two most gifted actors as they help bring in more oomph and fire into the scenes that have them.