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An inspirational epic--Possibly the best of our time.
An epic movie that I feel should go down as one of the best in our time. A movie that takes you on an inspirational journey and touches your heart.
Marvelous acting, directing, special effects--a proper conclusion and closure to a awesome 3 part epic. Words cannot describe this movie or do it justice, but surreal, inspirational, tear jerking, beautiful are some that comes to mind.
When watching this movie, you go thru a range of emotions. Every one of them makes you feel a part of something special. A movie that transcends time, you wish it would never end.
Thank you to all of the cast for making such a masterpiece. I feel honored to have viewed it and allowed to feel a part of it. You should be commended for all your hard work and every person in that film deserves an oscar
Cast Away (2000)
Journey to Self Discovery(Spoilers)
Tom Hanks is a Fedex Executive and Helen Hunt is his girlfriend. Tom is your classic yuppie workaholic and is forced to abruptly leave during the Holidays to go out of the country on business. He leaves with her a mystery package in the shape of a ring(box). His plane goes down somewhere in the South Pacific. Hanks is washed ashore and over the course of 4 and half years he undergoes a transformation in which he learns to build fire, survive off spear fishing and coconut cracking, and the pipedream of rejoining his girlfriend one day. During the first part of the movie fedex packages are constantly being washed ashore, and within those packages are the keys to his survival. Hanks accidentally paints a volleyball with a bloody handprint during a fit of self rage. During the course of the movie Hanks deprived of all civilized contact forms a bond of friendship with the Wilson Volleyball. The ball almost becomes his alterego as he caries on conversations with it through out the movie. While his quest to reunite with his girlfriend seems to be his motivating factor for his survival in which he contemplates suicide and his inevitable fate, in reality without his "pet" volleyball he probably would have given up hope. This movie doesnt have the Hollywood ending most long for, however it is a fine performance delivered by Hanks. Not many people could carry a movie without human interaction for most of the movie like he does. In the end Hanks is at the crossroads literally, and in the midst of self discovery. 7/out of 10. Good movie overall.
Star Wars (1977)
Best Sci-Fi Movie of All-Time
What can I possibly say about this film that hasnt already been stated previously. Nothing I could write or say about this film will bring its proper justice or illustrate the greatness of this film.
No matter how many times I have seen this movie, and believe me it is several. I am still riveted with the brilliance of this classic. Think about life in 1977 from a technical standpoint and think about life in 2001. Computer enhancements, bigger budgets and all of Hollywoods latest toys failed to improve this movie much at all upon the re-release. Only a few cosmetic strokes were applied and the original is left safely intact. George Lucas is the master of his destiny and has never cheapened his reputation by following up his vision by directing anything other than the Star Wars Series. He is the Phil Jackson of Hollywood as he only deals with winners.
Darth Vader is the epitomy of what a villian should be in a movie. Intriguing, dark and potent enough that his presence is felt at every point in the movie. He steals every scene he is in. The mentor relationship between Skywalker&Kenobi is one for the ages. Carrie Fisher at the age of 19 illustrates grace and beauty beyond her years. Han Solo is the maverick & slightly bad boy that females cant resist. There is never been a movie that had such a wide variety of minor characters that are as memorable as Boba Fett, Jabba the Hut, the Jawas, the Sandraiders, Chewbacca, Greedo, the Stormtroopers, and finally C3P0 and R2D2. A pairing of robots whose one sided dialogue is innovative and witty.
This is your classic movie pitting good vs evil and boy becoming a man. There will never be a sci-fi movie as good as Star Wars, and simply put to all of those who have tried and failed. One simply can not re-invent the wheel.
10 out of 10!!!!
All the Right Moves (1983)
Think-Allentown PA/Billy Joel Song
This movie came out around the time the Billy Joel Song Allentown was released. After viewing the movie for the first time, the words from that song seemed to describe the situation perfectly for the working class in this movie.
Cruises Character is an intelligent,driven yet stubborn teenager who clashes with his High School Football Coach. He is a star High School football player whose best hope for attending college is an athletic scholarship. What I liked about this movie was you saw life through the eyes of a 17 year old living in a very real adult world. One that isn't always fair and cruel. It paints an accurate picture that the choices one makes at 17 can effect your entire life. Chris Penn's character is an example of this as well.
Early appearances by Lea Thompson, and a strong performance given by Craig T. Nelson anchor this film as well. Very good soundtrack boosts this film as well. 7/10.
On the surface K-Pax is a feel good movie, however the directors do a good job of masking the underlying aspects of Kevin Spacey's character.
I spent the first half of the movie toggling between whether or not his character could really be from the planet K-Pax. In the end the audience is still left with a myriad of possibilities of his true identity.
Bridges character brings a passionate element to his role as his obsession grows and his doubts slowly erode away, yet he continues to maintain his professional objectivity. Spacey is perfect for the role as his witty one liners are a staple through out the entire movie.
As to the criticisms of this movie from a technical and clinical perspective, don't most of us go to the cinema to be entertained and as a form of escapism? In the end whether or not you believe he could be an alien, you are left with the sense that whatever his true mission was it was certainly accomplished. A door is left open for a sequel on this one.