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Lord of the Flies (1990)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |  16 March 1990 (USA)
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Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

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After a plane crash in the ocean, a group of military students reach an island. Ralph organizes the boys, assigning responsibilities for each one. When the rebel Jack Merridew neglects the fire camp and they lose the chance to be seen by a helicopter, the group split under the leadership of Jack. While Ralph rationalizes the procedures, Jack returns to the primitivism, using the fear for the unknown (in a metaphor to the religion) to control the other boys, and hunting and chasing pigs, stealing the possession of Ralph's group and even killing people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Piggy gets hit by the rock, his hands are by his side when he falls, and when he hits the ground his hand is above his head. See more »

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Jack Merridew: Rodge, you okay, man? That was some jump.
Roger: I got him. Right up his ass.
Sam, Twin #1Eric, Twin #2PabloAndy: Up the ass!
Will: Come on, cut it out!
Ralph: Stop it!
Will: You dorks, it hurt!
Sam, Twin #1: I know it hurt.
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A Disappointing Film
25 May 2005 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie during my English Class a few weeks back, and I have to say, it was rather disappointing. I loved the book, the story was very interesting, unlike anything I've ever read. When we watched the movie, I knew it would be different, but I didn't think it would be THIS different. The story almost completely changes, nothing but the bear bones of the book are left, and it made me sort of angry. It was cartoonish, and lacked any symbolism whatsoever. The book was great because of it, and here it lacks something. I feel that someone who hasn't read the book will laugh, they probably wouldn't understand what is going on. So much of the plot was taken out. The acting is okay though, Balthazar Getty does a good job as Ralph. Despite the boys being American here, he reminded me of the Ralph in the book.


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