Friday, 13 June 2014
Review : Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump : Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what your going to get.
Forrest Gump, a memorable and moving tale which starts off at a man sitting on a bench, ready to tell his story. Tom Hanks gives a very memorable and insightful performance which adds to the drama and make the film all the more genuine.
So the idea of the story is that It's a look in the life of Forrest Gump and different diversities of what goes on in his life. What makes the film interesting and I want engages the audience the most with this film is the fact that Forrest is different. He is very unlike any other boy in his class at school, he thinks and acts differently.
However the story is about this man and his incredible life achievements. Obviously there some connections to be made throughout the course of the film, which are there to help us engage us more.
For me I feel that with this film it's all about the timing, and this is a film that requires a lot of patience, and it takes its time. Throughout the duration of the film you do get the feeling that the pacing and indeed the co-ordination is profoundly well timed to both add to the drama and to tell the story properly.
I think the reason why I like Forrest so much is that he is a daft, yet lovable character. He is never mistaken or misjudged by anyone as being stupid or retarded or any form of being which narrows him to the lowest common denominator. He is a character that has many great attributes which make him such a wonderful character. It also gives Tom Hanks a lot to go on as well. You can tell that Tom had no problem with this or if he did the technicalities in his performance are so well done, you can hardly notice a fault. It's not effortless or faultless. Tom just doesn't hold back from showing the character he's playing with true honesty.
It's a drama at the end of all. Just a drama, with a lot of depth into it's main character and has much to be learnt from. 7/10