I was NOT impressed. You probably shouldn't continue to read if you still want to see the movie..
What the HELL was up with the stupid hummingbird?? Yes, I know, it was a symbol. No, I didn't miss it: The captain had a tattoo of a hummingbird, and liked to tell awestruck foreigners all about the amazing hummingbird with the help of an interpretor. Yes, it was kind of touching when Benjamin saw the hummingbird when the captain died way out at sea. But why show the dumb hummingbird when Daisy died at the end in the hurricane? It wasn't Benjamin's symbol, it had nothing to do with daisy... Oh, and did her daughter die in the storm, too?
Oh, and what's with constantly walking out on family and friends and then popping back in? Almost every character did it. What's up with Benjamin's mom dying without him even getting a phone call? It was the fucking 60's by then, people used phones to call when a family member was sick..
As someone near me was exiting the theatre, they were joking around saying: "so he was born as an old man baby, and died as a baby baby.." Sort of funny after you think about it.
Another thing, too. The whole early stages of the Daisy/Benjamin love tie was terribly unbelievable. Daisy had zero redeeming qualities. There was no reason for Benjamin to stay tied up with her. They did nothing to make the audience like Daisy.
*sigh.. I think my hopes were a bit too high for this one.. :P!