Although a shocking event in both adaptations, the color version better fit the mood of the attack on Caesar’s life. In the black and white version, the obvious lack of color creates a scene that is less gory, and therefore, less captivating. Along with that, the colored version portrays the assassination taking place in front of a crowd of senators, which provides a more exciting scene. The gory, chaotic scene depicted in the colored version provides a higher level of excitement that is far more effective than the black and white version. Another difference can be seen in the approach of the actors and their portrayals of their respective characters.
Saving Private Ryan became an instant critical and commercial hit in the US, although the success did not come without controversy. The film was criticized by some for its extreme violence and depiction of Germans, while others, including veterans of WWII, praised the depiction of battle conditions, especially the opening D-Day invasion scene. Many such as Roy Metcalf make the argument that Saving Private Ryan honors veterans with its story of bravery and sacrifice, while others such as Brien Hallet look at the film as an expression of chauvinism, which supports a blind enthusiasm for military glory. Although Hallet makes some good points, it is hard for me to not see Saving Private Ryan as a tribute to all the brave Americans that served in WWII. The plot of Saving Private Ryan is one that is difficult for some to grasp.
William arranged his troops carefully and used them skilfully in battle. But they were losing, so then William decides to make a trick on the English. He made his troops act like they were retreating. King Harold and his army followed them, leaving their strong position on the hill, and that was what made Harold lose. These short-term causes were also very important because several techniques and Harold fill for it and William won the battle.
However, his son Gabriel, played by Heath Ledger, goes against his father and decides to enlist with the continental army. Martin remains a pacifist until a battle literally occurs right in front of his house. After British troops led by Colonel Tavington (Jason Isaacs) hurt is family and burn his plantation and nearby village, Martin takes command of the local militia. From here, Martin and his men begin using guerilla tactics to attack the various British soldiers they encounter. Used to a more “civilized” form of combat, Col. Tavington and Cornwallis are driven crazy by new form of warfare.
He wanted to be welcomed back and treated like a hero (even though he was not particularly helpful to the cause). However, the other people of the town were also to blame for the way Krebs acted because the story states that “People seemed to think it was rather ridiculous for Krebs to be getting back so late, years after the war was over.” Krebs could have just chosen to ignore them and just display his pride for serving his country (even though he did not really serve very well). Because he was not received as a hero, he seemed to try to resort to other tactics to get people to feel bad for him or to pay him some attention. Lies became a major part of Krebs life after his return home. Even though lying about his service during the war made
I had hoped the relationship between Biff, played by John Malkovich, and Willy was clearer. The movie did show the distance between the two characters but it didn’t really define their failures. I expected Howard, played by Jon Polito, to be a lot younger and smaller in the movie. He was the total opposite which was bigger and bigger. All in all, Schlondorff did a great job directing and the actors did an even better job showing the personalities and emotions of each
Same thing for action or adventure movies, I do not like movies where there is some person who appears rather weak, but is still able to beat up hundreds of well trained soldiers. Lastly, the movies that I perhaps most enjoy are movies that make you think and wonder what is happening and going on as the film moves on. So movies with very good twists that you do not see coming are usually pretty enjoyable for me as a viewer. At first when I saw the previews for the movie I did not think much of it. First of all, I am not a big Jake Gyllenhaal
The novel shoes the misery of war and the everlasting effects it has on the soldiers; even Baumer cannot escape those circumstances. Before the war Baumer was a nice, empathetic, and gentle person but the war has him almost disconnected from his feelings. He becomes numb to the evil surrounding him. His friends are quickly lost to the cruelty and horror of war. Some died a quick death while others died a slow, painful death, showing the reality of war.
I like how she’s indestructible when it comes to eliminating all those in her path. Even though she does not talk much in the movie, yet her impact in the film is very strong. Another good part of the movie is the action and special effects. With the advancement of CGI or Computer Generated Imagery technology, action sequences are shot nicely especially during the big car chases between John Conner and the two Terminators. Computer Generated Imagery is used for visual effects because Computer Generated Effects are more
Event: Gangster Squad (Movie) Date: January 12th 2013 I really am not into action movies, I’m more of the chick flick kind-of-girl, but Gangster Squad really surprised me. I really appreciated the fact that they kind of made it into a little provocative love story as well. I feel that the lovey dovey parts gave the audience a chance to relax from the amount of shootings and brutal deaths that took place every once in a while. The movie was inspired by true events, so it made it even that much better knowing that you weren’t just seeing a movie, you were actually getting a little peak back in the history of the mobs, whether this movie was a good representation of the actual events or not, it sure as heck made it feel like it. I was really pleased just how well the movie really made it feel like you were back in the 50’s right alongside with the famous gangster, Mickey Cohen.