“How did we end up here – This place is horrible – It Smells like BALLS!”
Starring – Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton.
Directing – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Basic Plot – A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
Michael Keaton plays “Riggan Thomson” who is in the process of staging a adaptation of Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” while contending with different personalities of people in his life:
- A narcissist
- a vulnerable actress
- a co-star’s unhinged girlfriend
- a resentful daughter
- manager on his last straw with him
Riggan’s ego is shown off with his past glories of “Birdman” and how to deal with those hidden inner demons in his life. His dreams are brought to life with the wings of Birdman coming back on him, him jumping off a roof top and him blowing up a car with his mind is cool to see – but it balances it out with the reasons behind his devolution.
The film critics that perform a role in the film of balancing it – the negative reviews have to match the positive elements and vice versa.
Michael Keaton role as Birdman is extremely interesting.
More than just an actor in a weird costume. An odd consequence that the “Birdman” character is similar to public perception of Keaton himself.
The film is filmed in long unbroken takes where it means mistakes costs but they look and play extremely interesting. It makes it look like it is a dream and is in a dream like way.
The Film is out – 2nd January in the UK.