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When I first say this (which was two days ago), I had no idea what to
expect. I had been off watching movies for a long time, simply because
I felt that film making was no longer an art, and merely a way to make
money. My best friend invited me to her house for a little movie night.
Finally, I agreed to come, as long as we could watch something that
didn't involve singing high schoolers. She promised me we wouldn't,
then told me her little sister wouldn't be there so we could watch what
ever we wanted.
It turned out to be Baraka. She refused to explain to me what it was about and just popped it into the DVD player. After watching for five minutes, I was captivated. The whole world had suddenly been brought into my friend's living room and into two twelve-year-olds' eyes. It was amazing to see so many people-in suffering and in happiness-and know they are not so different from ourselves.
Many moments were tearjerkers-i.e, the WWII concentration camps, the homeless children begging for money, the poor Indian people in the dumps, etc., so by the end of the film we were wiping tears away from our eyes. Even the most beautiful parts made me cry-like the Whirling Dervishes. Just seeing something so different and wonderful made me sad to think it could all be destroyed by the senseless wars we get ourselves into.
Not many movies can be called art. It truly takes a lot to make a film worthy of that title. This one deserves it. It helped me rekindle my interest in cinema and drove me to watch some of the greatest movies ever made. Baraka not only changed the way I saw the world and it's people, it changed the way I looked at cinematography and what truly makes the greatest artists great. This movie will fill you with hope and I highly recommend it.
Okay, so the day the first High School Musical came out I watched a documentary on PBS instead, so I had no idea what horrors were going on at Disney Channel until the next day at school. I stepped into class and WHAM! I hear everyone belting out "We're soarin', flyin'," and "We're all in this together!" and I was like, "What the heck are you guys singing?" and in unison they cried, "High School Musical!" and I could literally see America's IQ was falling. So I decided to see it for my self, and I must say I was sickened by the time they got to, "Stick to the Status Quo." No song should actually tell you to be average. I was disgusted by all the actors, especially Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, who seemed to have no brains at all, for bringing this message to the world. And now High School Musical 2. Even worse than the first. It's completely devoid of any intelligence. And don't think I'm some teenager watching R-rated horror movies-I'm a twelve-year-old watching R-rated Oscar winners. I'm not saying parents have to let their kids watch Silence of the Lambs instead of High School Musical-but please, at least let them watch decent musicals/movies, like The Sound of Music or Dr. Strangelove (which is not a musical but still great-and rated PG! Don't say your kids won't get the jokes either-I got them when I was seven!) or maybe Singing in the Rain. Not this crud. Do you really want your kids watching airheaded rich kids complain about their boyfriends/girlfriends and how terrible their lives are? I didn't think so. Please, save America's movie reputation by bringing and end to High School Musical!!!
Usually, fairy tales and fantasy stories are starry-eyed romances, with
characters that truly don't seem real, and empty plots with little true
feeling. But sometimes, a fairy tale comes along that displays deep
characters, and an incredibly honest, true-to-life plot. This is such a
All of us will see ourselves in Edward-we all want to fit in, we have our awkward and embarrassing moments, but we just want to be ourselves. Watch this film carefully, and you will find an intricate story woven together by sadness, lies, humor, and above all, love. That is truly what this film is about-that no matter how you look, you should never be denied the basic human right of friendship and love.
This movie is a joy to watch-everyone will agree Tim Burton has worked wonders on the film that made him famous. And I hope that after you see this you'll all see that Johnny Depp isn't just a pretty boy-he is a very talented actor.