The Review of Forrest Gump Movie

883 Words Dec 20th, 2007 4 Pages
Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis is a six Academy Awards winner (1995) love-or-hate story of a journey through life of a simple man. Gump (Tom Hanks), continually finds himself in the middle of important events from the late 50's through the 70's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK and Richard Nixon. Without effort of his own he is a witness of almost all major historical moments in the United Stated, however he takes part in them without understanding what he does and sees. It is worth noticing that Gump is not an ordinary character. He is a young Alabaman of slight intelligence who lives by the rules that was drilled into him by his mama (Sally Field). Even though Forrest has an IQ of only 75 and his early life was …show more content…
Of course, it's still there, but it's easier to laugh on mama's quotes, then actually understand them.
For sure, Forrest Gump is an important movie. It's one of the early movies to showcase the possibilities of CGI (computer-generating images), demonstrating that it isn't just science-fiction films that benefit from advanced computer technology. From the feather that floats down from the sky to settle at Forrest's feet to the news footage of Forrest with presidents and other historical persons, Forrest Gump shows that a whole new kind of story can now be told - and instead of looking into the future, as many films using CGI do, Forrest Gump looks into the past. But what kind of past ? Many critics lift up voices that American history was shown in an alternative way, that the postwar period was presented without proper amount of respect and Cold War aspects were neglected. Forrest Gump was bushed up for being too conservative and what's maybe even more provocative, that's this movie divides American society to those who follow governments policy and those who try to oppose it. Describing director's view on past, it's worth mentioning, that this movie is also a history of USA shown through the music. Zemeckis selected interesting set of songs to show each decade with different musical background and maybe this is the only directors historical overview that is close to the truth.
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