Forrest Gump Movie Review Essay

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Forrest Gump Movie Review Essay Often, hardships such as war, separation from the ones you love, terrorism, and bullying can bring your self esteem, motivation, and even personality down to a lower level. It can be difficult to stay strong and keep progressing with the many misfortunes that can occur. Likewise, Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump shows how the protagonist, Forrest Gump, deals with and reacts to all the adversity that happens in the society and in his family and friends as well. Forrest Gump is set in the 1950s-1980s in Forrest’s hometown, Greenbow, Alabama. Forrest Gump was a simple man who had an I.Q. of 75. He was always bullied by kids because he wore braces on his legs and was considered dumb. Fortunately, he was able to…show more content…
Instead, the tone of that part of the movie is more of an adventurous tone rather than a grave tone. In fact, the movie points out the beautiful features of Vietnam like its landscape and vegetation. War, as we all know, is very hectic and includes a lot of bloodshed, but Forrest Gump does not manage to show the hard reality of being at war. “The movie supports its optimistic agenda by evading or overlooking many hard realities of the historical period it supposedly wants to explore and understand. The result is a winning but ultimately dishonest portrait” ( par. 2). Aside from that, the movie includes many cutting-edge special effects. For example, the movie takes Forrest Gump all around recent American history. With the help of special effects, Forrest was able to stand next to the schoolhouse door with George Wallace, teach Elvis a dance move, which soon became famous, visit the White House several times, go on the Dick Cavett show with the talented John Lennon, and address a Vietnam-era peace rally on the Mall in Washington. These special effects are a huge part of the plot of the story because it shows how Forrest affected American history so much. If it wasn’t for the realistic special effects, the movie would have an entirely different story. The movie would be more difficult to make without the special effects since a lot of the scenes occurred on TV. “The director, Robert Zemeckis, is experienced with the magic

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