Saturday, June 5, 2010

REVIEW: Cast Away

Cast Away

Tom Hanks


December 7, 2000

Robert Zemekis

20th Century Fox,
Dreamworks Pictures

2 hours 23 minutes




Robert Zemeckis, who is the successful director of Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Forrest Gump made a movie that takes us to our deepest fears of being alone. Chuck Noland is a time obsessed worker at FedEx. On Christmas eve, his plane crash lands in the Pacific Ocean on the way to Malaysia. He is the only survivor of the crash and finds a island that is uncharted and deserted. Alone and hungry, Chuck must learn to survive on his own and without electricity and population. Personally, this was one of the most scarring yet fantastic movies I've ever seen. What made it very interesting to me is because for the majority of the movie where Tom Hanks is on the island, there is no score at all, almost like a documentary. The reason why this is a scary movie is because this situations in this movie like Tom Hanks being alone and going mad could actually happen to somebody and probably already has happened to many people. It's also scary that you could come back to civilization after a number of years, but your entire life would've said goodbye the day you disappeared as you're wife could've moved on, you've missed major events in history, etc. I would also like to point out that this movie is also very brutal to watch, as viewers witness blood and dead bodies. Plus, the story premise is very mature for audiences and need to have open minds and never stop watching. But if you do watch it, you probably will enjoy it, although if you think it's another Forrest Gump, you're soorley mistaking. So, try to watch this movie and see why Tom Hanks deserved his Oscar nomination as you and Tom Hanks go and Cast Away.

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