Movie critique: Forrest Gump

Topic: Movie critique: Forrest Gump.

“Life is like a chocolate box you don’t know what you are going to get inside”. But when you watch the movie Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks (starring) as the Forrest and Robin Wright as Jenny you’re sure to get batch of laughs as well as few tears. The 19994 movie screenplay was scripted by Eric Roth and the theme of the movie was based on the novel written by Winston Groom.

The story is about Forrest’s thirty years of tribulations and trials and he is placed within historical moments of history, and in hunt of his dream regarding Jenny who is a special friend. During the time the movie won Oscar awards-Robert Zemeckis as the best Director, Hanks as the best actor, best picture, adapted screenplay, visual effects and film editing (Washington post 1).

Summary

Forrest Gump is an easy man whose intelligence quotient is low, but with good intents. Through childhood he runs with his only best friend Jenny. His mother trains him the approaches of life and leaves him to decide his destiny. He joins the army, makes new friends called Bubba and Dan in Vietnam, Forrest wins medals, motivates people to jog, writes songs and bumper stickers, donate to people, starts a ping pong craze and he severally meet the president. Regardless of all the achievement Gump only thinks of Jenny Curran the childhood sweetheart. Jenny has cluttered up her life. But as the movie ends he demonstrates that anybody can love anybody.

Analysis

A major factor in the film is the ability of the films’ actors to showcase their own characters. Robin Wright and Tom Hanks worked excellently. The on screen chemistry between Forrest and Jenny was quite phenomenal. A real connection is felt between the two, but when Jenny blows Forrest off and in tears when he breaks the news he is going to Vietnam, it just makes someone mad. Hanks is a Forrest Gump-he inhales life into the man and you will experience what Forrest experiences (Berardinelli 1). Another piece that stands out is the scene where Gary Sinise acts the role of a Lieutenant Taylor Dan, who is saved by Forrest during the Vietnam War.

Critique

The movie Forrest Gump deserves all the awards because of its extraordinary visual effects and the acting. All the actors in the movie have portrayed their characters quite well. For instance, you will be convinced by Sinise emotions as he behaves as if he has lost both legs during the Vietnam War. This only portrays how incredible special effects were. Lieutenant Dan Taylor’s scene leaves one convinced that he lost both legs (Travers 1).

Placing Forrest in history making events has made the movie more credible. Some of the events include meeting the president for various missions, training Elvis how to swing the hips. Actually Forrest’s clips are done pretty well with such fineness of looking real. All the clips are flawless. Watching Forrest Gump is enjoyable as it portrays someone with realistic values of sincerity, family and companionship. Although Forrest has a low IQ, he shows a heart of gold and never gives. In every scenario he hopes for the best.

The good thing we can learn from the movie Forrest Gump is we should never be afraid to be honest. As Forrest does, he says everything that is in his mind and that helped many realize who they really were. It is better to tell people we care about most how we feel about them. Forrest never hesitated expressing and demonstrating his affection. Never be afraid to love. Love deeply and never fear being hurt.

As Forrest does not over think about the love he has for Jenny because he just loves. In addition, never be afraid to loose. What one believes in can achieve. Like Forrest did he went anywhere and believed he was an achiever. Finally, we are the one to define our destiny.

Conclusion

From the movie we learn that everyone has a destiny and we should never give up. Although Forrest has Low IQ he has accomplished much in life. As Forrest, we should be brave, loyal and honest. Forrest’s ability for hope is well rubbed off on us by Zemeckis.

BABES IN TOYLAND movie review essay

BABES IN TOYLAND

This is an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987. The band was formed by Oregon native Kat Bjelland with two others; Lori Barbero and Michelle Leon (later replaced by Maureen Herman in 1992).

In a span of 6 years, Babes in Toyland released three studio albums; Spanking Machine in 1990, Fontanelle in 1992 and Nemesisters in 1995. The band however became inactive in 1997 and eventually disbanded in 2001.

The band was like a mentor to some performers in the Pacific Northwest’s movement but Babes in Toyland never associated themselves with the movement. Following months and years of speculation, Kat Bjelland and Maureen Herman announced the comeback of the band in June 2014.

The founders of the band were originally unknown to each other but met through mutual friends. The band underwent a lot of recruitments and changes especially to the composition.

The albums produced by the band were embraced and adored by other bands as well as fans. Dj’s also branded their albums as “the favorites of the 90’s”.

The name “Babes in Toyland” has become quite common today and over recent years and has been used as the title of various books as well as kid’s cartoons. Movie producers have also used it as a title to movies that are selling in theaters and DVD’s.