The Aviator (2004)

I saw The Aviator (2004) recently and thought it was a great bio pic. Little Leo does a great job at depicting Howard Hughes. I still find it difficult, not to view him as a punk with supermodel girlfriends. That’s slowly changing, especially with his performance here.

I thought The Aviator was much better than Gangs of New York (2002) but still no Raging Bull. It feels grand, like a Hollywood picture from 50 years ago. The sets, costumes and actors are all top-notch—an enjoyable film to watch. I felt entertained but I didn’t really care much about Hugh’s in the end, unlike Ray (2004) where I wanted to know more and listen to his music.

Like Hoop Dreams, The Aviator is 170 minutes in length but a worthwhile rental.

Posted in DVD Reviews at 10:38 PM