Three Kings Analysis

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Briana Shaw
April 3rd, 2012
ENGL 1101 Kwist

“The way it works is, you do the thing you're scared shitless of, and you get the courage after you do it, not before you do it.” Three Kings is an inspiring movie because behind the drama and the comedy is a sincere, important and life changing message; to give. I enjoyed Three Kings because of the comedy and the action/drama, but in the end, the message was definitely the most important part to me.
A small group soldiers are on a mission to steal a room full of gold hidden somewhere near their desert base. The map that they found not only leads them to the gold, it unwraps a set a problems that they must solve to get what they came for. The men find themselves making a decision of whether they want to get away with the gold or help change a few dozen lives without the prize.

“What's the most important thing in life,”   Archie asks in one of the beginning scenes of the movie. The ultimate answer was necessity. I most definitely agree with this line in the script. Things that you need overpower everything else in life; want, desires, and fantasies. I think that the director definitely does a good job in portraying that message.

In the very ending scene, the men were being arrested but still had not helped the refugees get to their destination. Regardless of their “necessities”, they had set a goal and they wanted to reach it. All the thoughts of selfishness had surpassed their minds. This is inspiring to me because it all seemed so real. Its not everyday that something like that happens in the war in a foreign country, but you daily see people giving up their wants and desires for others and that makes me think that there is hope for the human society.
Three Kings was a good movie because it inspired me. It inspired me because of the message and how that message was physically displayed through the actions and words of the character in the film.

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