Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play. -IMDB

This movie is filled with huge name actors and actresses:

Michael Keaton

Zach Galifianakis

Edward Norton

Andrea Riseborough

Emma Stone

It's apparent from the get go that Riggan played by Michael Keaton is struggling with trying to find himself as an actor, writer and director. What Riggan struggles with is trying to live up to Birdman a comic book superhero role he played 20 years prior.

Throughout the movie Riggan battles the loss of the supporting man in his play due to his actions. Looking to replace that role with Mike played by Edward Norton who Riggan feels threatened by due to his acting process. Along with struggling with his career his personal life seems a mess. His daughter Sam, played by Emma Stone, is a recovering addict that he hired to work for him and is falling for Mike. Plus an actress he has worked with the past couple of years may be pregnant with his child. Along with everything else Riggan catches himself battling Birdman with numerous inner monologues in scenes that catch you wondering what is going on here. 

How does Riggan recapture his glory days? Maybe a brief walkabout in Times Square in only your underwear perhaps? Maybe he decides to make Birdman 4? Or maybe his play goes off better than he anticipates? 

This was a crazy interesting movie! First I would say this movie is very intimant and its clear by how this movie was filmed. Scenes with deep character emotion and dialogue the camera pulls in for an up close and personal shot. I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5 and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. I am now a fan of Michael Keaton as Batman as well as Birdman!

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I also wanted to take a moment and give a shoutout to @fletch_art one of the people I follow on instagram. He recommended this movie to me. So make sure to go and show him some love and give him some "likes" and a "follow" right meow! Thanks again @fletch_art! 

 

Posted by: Joe @thee.social.nerd