300 Jonathan Hewitt ENG 225 Cicely Denean-Cobb October 2, 2012 The film I have chosen to do my critique on is Zack Snyder’s 300. 300 is a film about King Leonidas, the King of Sparta, and his 300 Spartan warriors who all stood up against the God-king Xerxes and his massive Persian army from annihilation. After watching the film very closely for my critique I believe there is a serious underlying theme that everyone has the right to be free and sometimes you have to stand up and make sacrifices to keep your freedom. Standing up for freedom is never an easy task as shown in 300 but, everyone deserves to be free. In discussing the storytelling, acting, cinematography, editing, sound, style and directing, the impact of society on the
Many reviewers, though, found the non-stop tension and horror of Aliens hard to stomach. Roger Ebert, for example, noted: “The movie is so intense that it creates a problem for me as a reviewer: Do I praise its craftsmanship, or do I tell you it left me feeling wrung out and unhappy? It has been a week since I saw it, so the emotions have faded a little, leaving with me an appreciation of the movie's technical qualities. But when I walked out of the theater, there were knots in my stomach from the film's roller-coaster ride of violence.” For most audiences, the film seemed to go by very
The “Star Wars” prequels have been cited as having “ruined the original trilogy and all of its enigmatic fun,” (Norris, 2013) while the two “The Hangover” sequels have similar been said to ruin the reputation and originality of the original. Oddly written sequels may also diminish the quality of the original film’s ending, as stated by writers Rosie Fletcher, Tom Eames, and Matt Hill in their article “7 movie sequels that completely RUINED the original 's happy ending” Of “Jurassic Park 3” they said
Comparing Film Trailers of Mission Impossible Two and Gladiator In the essay I will compare and analyse the two film trailers I have been studying, ‘Mission Impossible 2’ and ‘Gladiator’. I will analyse and compare the different techniques used. These techniques are; Use
“That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?” This is one of the most famous quotes from the movie Aliens, and was said by Hudson when the spaceship crashed while it was coming down to rescue the crew. Aliens, is a sequel to the film Alien, and is directed by James Cameron. This movie picks right up from where the prior movie left off. The main character, Ripley, is being taken back out to space to show the crew the Aliens. No one believes her and they all think that she is crazy. When they arrive, the aliens turn out to be a much bigger problem than anticipated and takes out most of the crew. Now Ripley and a few others must fight to survive the aliens. This movie portrayed many
Though the feminine imagery/symbolism exhibited a lot of malice, the truly abhorrent scenes came into play when the crew was forcibly violated by a masculine-type image. The symbolism turned from life-giving to disturbing when such a symbolic image was introduced and it turned into an invasion of the womb-like ship. Suddenly, the womb-like ship and everyone on it is being violated against their will. Most of the crew become used as incubators or food for the alien, and soon, most of the crew are dead. Their bodies have been used to the alien’s convenience and after they have exceeded their purpose, they were thrown away, leaving only one survivor named Ripley. A female who, in the end, kills the alien. This is a symbol of a woman surviving such a non-consensual violation. And while many people do not speak of that, the body-horror genre was born out of this horrific movie. As described by David Edelstein, a journalist who says: “Although it’s basically an ultra-fancy B scare picture with nothing on its mind except making you feel violated, Alien remains the key text in the “body horror” subgenre that flowered (or, depending on your viewpoint, festered) in the seventies, and Giger’s designs covered all possible avenues of anxiety” (Edelstein, The Vulture). This movie disturbs and violates in a way most movies wouldn’t dare to
Franklin gives the idea of the feedback loop, which shows how information is transmitted from the government to the public and the public then acts on this information while guiding and giving direction back to the government. The feedback loop can also influence the media and press. However, like most
Throughout time, stories of heroes have been told. Ranging from stories from Ancient Greece to Modern-day films. Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp in 1928 published Morphology of the Folktale detailing how all heroic stories can be divided into functions that must be followed. These 31 functions broke all heroic stories down into pieces that the hero must overcome. Starting from the abstention of a member close to the hero and ending in being wedded. I will be applying these units to the popular modern day film of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In this film, I found that there are 24 of Vladimir Propp’s units used that define Luke Skywalker’s journey through the galaxy far far away.
Alien is fundamentaly simple movie, and it is original and filmed in a way that make it a cult classic that found a place in both the science fiction and horror genres. Alien shows influence from Howard Hawk’s The Thing and George Lucas’s Star Wars. The Antagonist of The Thing and Alien are very similar. Basically, they are hostile monsters lurking in the dark and they are in outer space terrorizing a group of people. Alien’s also has very star wars esque space ship visuals.
During the summer of 1999, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace stormed theaters with a wave of anticipation that was unprecedented. By that point, Star Wars was assumed to be a thing of the past – until George Lucas decided to revisit his beloved creation. It sent fans into a frenzy of immeasurable proportions, lighting a fire in the adolescent hearts of millions and millions…and millions.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. A man named George Lucas created possibly the greatest movie trilogy of all time. Star wars is about a civil war between the Empire and the Rebellions. Only the Jedi’s can bring balance to the galaxy. The first movie first aired in 1977, it was the most anticipated movie ever. It was about rebels stealing plans from the empire of their new weapon called the death star a moon-sized space station with the ability to destroy an entire planet. and the Empire will stop at nothing to get them back, locate their base and destroy it. Little does the empire know there is still a Jedi knight alive, a mystical Knightly order trained to guard justice and peace all around the universe, The Jedi’s also have power
In the year 1986 a remarkable one of a kind film was produced by Gale Anne Hurd. This film is an action packed scientific fiction movie by the name of Aliens. It has great character development and was state of the art for its time. This movie was so advanced that it is still watched today and is rated along one of the best films in its genre. On IMDB (Internet movie Data Base) this movie is rated four out of 5 stars and will keep you on the edge of your seat and in my opinion definitely worth watching. This movie is a sequel to the original alien movie developed in 1979 and is listed as number two in its four part series. If you like the original Alien movie then you will love this film. As well as this film continues exactly where the original film leaves off.
Within the countless amounts of films, books, and pieces of media that have been released, one of my absolute favorite films is Terminator 2. The Terminator series has been a pop culture phenomenon ever since it was first released in theaters. For years it has enthralled both me, and the millions of people who have watched the film. For its sequel, it took box offices by storm in the past, and when I first watched it on DVD, it was my absolute favorite from start, to finish. It made significant improvements over the original film, and also introducing something even more dangerous than the original T-800, which was the antagonist in the first film, to the sleek, almost invincible T-1000. Whilst leaner than the beefy Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom
The camera most focus on the character or characters straight on or just off to the side a bit. Most all the shots are steady, no panning or movement. Occasionally the camera moves to follow a character’s movement or a zoom of a characters face. The camera is a third party, the audience’s, point of view. It never has a point-of-view from a character. In frame 3 and a few seconds after it, the camera changes back and forth from Neo’s body and Agent Smith. While the camera is focused on Agent Smith, a high angled shot is used to show Agent Smith’s superiority over Neo and the other Agents; he was the one who killed Neo. It is interesting that the camera never shows a low angle shot while looking at Neo’s body. Then only shots we see are ones that face him straight on, suggesting that Neo may not be done fighting.
Based on a true story, Argo, tells the story of a CIA operation that was taking place in Iran, during the crisis of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Fifty Americans were captured, but six of them manage to escape and find refuge in the Canadian embassy in Iran. The Americans