Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of the comic book superhero Birdman in the blockbuster movie of the same name and its two equally popular sequels. His association with the role took over his life, where Birdman is more renowned than "Riggan Thomson" the actor. Now past middle age, Riggan is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing with his best friend Jake what is his Broadway debut, an adiaptation of Raymond Carver's story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. He is staking his name, what little artistic reputation that comes with that name and his life savings on the project, and as such will do anything needed to make the play a success. As he and Jake go through the process of the previews toward opening night, Riggan runs into several issues: needing to find a replacement for the integral supporting male role the night before the first preview; hiring the talented ...
Yet again we are astounded by director Alejandro González Iñárritu, this time he does it with a dark comedy, but he knows what he is doing. The story was equally great as the directing. It was very intriguing as well as mind blowing and tense (not in the Michael Bay way). But it doesn’t stop here, there’s more. Such as the way they made it feel like the whole film is just one shot, or the endless drum soundtrack, every time again and again, or the amazing performances from the cast (special shout out to Keaton, thank you for this reflection on your current life. Very well played). So you want my conclusion? Buy a cinema ticket and go watch it!
Birdman is an amazing movie about an actor that used to play an iconic superhero. The movie follows Riggan, played by Michael Keaton, in his final attempt to save his career and the lead up to his Broadway play. Mix the fascinating story with the astounding directing of Alejandro González Iñárritu and you get a movie that is truly unique! With some Oscar worthy performances and an amazing soundtrack to boot, you have a film that's a blast from start to finish!
Alejandro González Iñárritu is an amazing director, we already know that, but he has just outdone himself. Again… The story is very intriguing and fascinating and well played by the cast. We can even see Michael Keaton and Edward Norton play themselves in the story, think about it. Keaton tries a comeback and Norton is stubborn on set, didn’t we see these aspects in the movie as well? We should also mention the editors for stitching all the scenes together seamlessly to make it look like just one, it’s so immersive. Last but not least there is the soundtrack which is equally great as the rest of the movie. An endless drum track? Wow.