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Charging Out Amazon (2002)

Chong chu ya ma xun (original title)



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1 July 2002 (China)  »

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review of Charging out Amazon
12 September 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

After seeing Charging out Amazon, I think that it is an exciting and inspiring film. The scenes and the development of plot attracted me. This review will mainly analyze this film from characters' traits, style of language and narrative.

The opening of this film clearly introduced the cause of this story, and it also showed several main characters to audience. So it could make me know the relationship among the characters and what the story will talk about generally. I can say that it gave a good and clear prompt to audience. This film mainly told about some different countries' soldiers trained together in Hunter School. The story rounded these soldiers' training, and their training was from simple from complex. So the plot of this film was from soldiers' simple training to complex striking illegal action. In a word, the plot was from calm to exciting, therefore it attracted me and made me have interest to continue to see this film. From my point, this kind of arrangement to this film is logical.

In this film, the characters' traits also attracted me. First of all, I would like to analyze the Chinese soldier named Wang Hui. In my opinion, his character changed during the process of training in Hunter School. At the beginning of training, he was not mature and not calm, so he nearly gave up this hard-won chance. Through his companion's reminding and reflecting on himself, Wang Hui griped this chance and exercised himself well. Meanwhile he also made himself become more and more mature. From my point, the change of Wang Hui could give young people a great enlightenment, and it told us when we make decision we should be calm and think what we should do actually. Certainly, Wang Hui had some good qualities such as brave, do not give up and care for his companions. These qualities showed a typical Chinese soldier. Next, I want to talk about the headmaster of Hunter School. He told soldiers that there were no names, no nationalities, and only numbers when they were in Hunter School. From this scene, we can know that he told his soldiers that in this school everything was fair. Certainly, the headmaster dealt with everything fairly, even if he and his daughter made mistake, they accepted punishment in the same way. Besides fair, the headmaster was a philanthropic person. He concerned each soldier like his daughter, and he called them as children. From these scenes, it can prove that the headmaster educate each soldier as his own children. But the leader of an illegal gang treated his members badly. It showed an obvious contrast for audience.

Although this is a military story, besides some tussling plot, there is also plot about emotion for example father's love. This film mentioned two fathers, and they were headmaster and Johnson respectively. At first, I analyzed headmaster's love to his daughter. He educated his daughter that as a soldier, he must obey discipline. If he makes mistakes, he should accept punishment, even he is a general. From this scene, we can see that the headmaster was strict with his daughter, even he was unnatural. When his daughter was in danger, the headmaster lost calm and was very worried about her. At that time, he was not a general while he was an ordinary father. About Johnson, when he knew that his daughter was ill and her situation was bad, he wanted to go back her. So he hurt himself in an action, after that he got chance to go home and money. Though his behavior was fraudulent, I could understand it, because his behavior was for his daughter's treatment. As a father, headmaster's love and Johnson's love to their daughters was deep and moving. Besides father's love, the friendship among these soldiers was an important part of this film's emotion. During the process of training, they repelled each other at the beginning, but after cooperation constantly, they could help each other, even they encouraged each other. Among them names, nationalities and prejudice disappeared gradually, they made me be moving.

This film is classical narrative structure. It included the set-up, development and resolution. At the beginning of this film, it clearly introduced that some different countries' soldiers would train together in the next twelve weeks. So when audience saw the film, they had purpose. And it can make audience understand and grip the content well in the next process of seeing. In the development, those soldiers only trained originally, but because of breaking an illegal gang's business, the leader of the gang wanted to destroy Hunter School and they actually took action to Hunter School. Because of adding this part, the plot moved into climax. In the process of the story's development, there was a problem, which these soldiers tried their best to keep their national flags in Hunter School. The resolution was that their national flags were kept in Hunter School via their endeavor; simultaneously the illegal gang was destroyed by soldiers.

Finally, I would like to make review in the language of this film. This film is a military film, so the style of language is succinct and full of momentum. In the whole film, a sentence impressed me, which is "you and I represent China." This sentence appeared twice, and from the sentence we could see that the two Chinese soldiers took benefit of China seriously. Actually, for the benefit of China, they challenged difficulties and tried their best to finish tasks well. Though the sentence is short, it can express the soldiers' emotion to China. In this movie, the sentences of characters were short, but they could reflect soldiers' trait which is speediness.

In conclusion, this essay made review about Charging out Amazon from plot structure, characters, style of language and narrative. This film is based on a real story, and the plot is exciting, so it attracted many audiences.

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