The shooting of the film provides some hysterical contrasts between grown-up pretensions and childlike absurdity, with gun-battle sequences ripped straight from 'Rambo: First Blood' interspersed with footage of a flying dog attack. There is an innocent charm about the lead pairing, and the movie as a whole, that should transcend national and cultural boundaries. His diminutive world is forever changed when he crosses paths with school troublemaker Lee Carter, who bullies him into helping film an amateur action movie. Despite their differences, they form a friendship while making their film which, to quote Russell Brand, is chock full of youthful folly, jubilance, and hijinks. I saw this movie as part of a film class. The love between the two boys was amazing.
The placement of these songs at the start of the album helps set the tone for both the score that follows, and the film itself. Azután Will belecsöppen Lee Carter szokatlan, különös világába, a filmkészítésbe. On its own, it is an extremely satisfying and enjoyable listening experience. It takes place in the 80's so the soundtrack makes me smile too. With no tangible experience between them both Milner Will and Poulter Lee are natural and engaging.
Clearly a product of his disruptive upbringing, he rebels against authority as often as possible and scoffs at the idea of order. But after having seen it for myself I somehow find it pretty bland and pointless. Not much has been emphasize that the film took place in the '80 but just the few accessories, few words and wardrobe of the French kid that dress like Boy George and Cyndi Lauper combine and that seem like the trendiest thing then. Luckily, like Boorman's clearly influential classic, this film is also wonderfully photographed and chock-full of naturalistic acting from the young cast. The sad thing is, as Jimmy the Saint also pointed out, is it movies to slow for most kids nowadays. Will's heavily sheltered childhood has created an introvert desperate to escape the confines of his lifestyle, and he is alternately eccentric and sweetly innocent.
Along the way, many topics are addressed. Attended a preview screening this week, and can't wait for the weekend so I can go back and watch it again. Even many of the teachers and the no-nonsense Brother Joshua seem infused with peculiar traits in their personalities. The remaining cues are a lot of fun as well. It follows similar themes to 'Stand by Me' the classic starring River Phoenix , such as childhood loyalty and comradeship, but in a typically British fashion with understated humour, quirky comedy, and some nice references to 80s Britain. Carter exposes Will to a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood and from that moment Will's mind is blown wide open and he's easily convinced to be the stuntman in Lee Carters' diabolical home movie. I found it a shame that Jessica Hynes Nee Stevenson was her usual funny self but nevertheless she brought her motherly role to life.
His character hasn't done anything much. When put against picture, the score is appropriate and effective without being overbearing. So often the visuals and madcap occurrences will leave you torn between laughing out loud and raising an eyebrow in bewilderment. The two leads are remarkable debut actors, making the story touching and believable and realising the film's comic potential. I am someone who goes to a lot of movies, and sometimes find myself checking my watch, but this draws you in from the start, and it never loses you. I thought this film was simply easy to watch and was entertaining in the form of an 80s schoolboy dream. Terabithia where unconventional morals collide with redeeming themes and several overactive imaginations.
Genuine laugh out loud moments, poignant and uplifting, and it can also just be appreciated as a well made film, with good acting, dialogue and direction. It wasn't like it was predictable story but the flow of the film was pretty uneven and the character wasn't really standout this might actually clash with other people idea, I believe. It is during one of his regular exclusions from class as they watch a video that he meets bully Lee Carter, who has been put out of his class for other reasons. I had seen previews and was very excited to learn we were going to see this movie in class. Milner's character is the more sensitive, creative type being suffocated by his family's religion.
A fairly straightforward story of friendship, rebellion, and creativity becomes an outlandish ride through comic absurdity thanks to a bevy of inventively eccentric characters clashing with the notions of order. Talbot has in store for us next. When Lee gets suspended for a mishap with a dog statue, a kite, and a science teacher clipping his nose hairs at just the wrong time; Will unwittingly attracts the attention of an inexplicably popular French exchange student and his bumbling British entourage who can't wait to take part in the film. Seeing the film fires Lee's imagination and he takes no convincing to become Lee's stuntman and lead actor, with the two continuing their strange relationship during the making of it. It helped that I'd been warned to expect something a little more substantial than just a Rambo spoof apparently suggested by trailers and bus advertising , which is possibly why my flatmate's boyfriend didn't enjoy it. Till next time this is Mad Fatt Deeb signing off. I think the film is equally rewarding for both children and adults and will also be appreciated by anyone who love the art of cinema.
I loved this movie, I give it a 8 out of 10. Also, I swear that I saw the band members of Travis in a scene shot in the faculty lounge of the school. . I gotta go get my stapler and find my daughter now. Synopsis: A story about two school boys with two different backgrounds joint together to make the home movie where they were inspired from the movie First Blood for the competition, along the way they met many obstacles that challenge their friendship. This film certainly goes in my good books.
The comedy is a strong presence in the film, but it is full of heart, sincerity and tender moments. Bill Milner as Will Proudfoot and Will Poulter as Lee Carter are the newcomers who play the boys. The film is to be a version of First Blood, which Lee has pirated from the cinema. Both of these boys are fantastic actors and prove their skill in this production of heart-filled drama and mild humour. This film was certainly educational and it was interesting how Garth Jennings gives us a lesson in school-life in the 80s.
Garth Jennings does a beautiful job of setting the scene, he puts you right there. This should be a big hit if it has a wide release in May. I loved the fact the film was set in the mid-80's, when I was also a student in junior high school. Religion is shown as a suppressing tool of control, confining both creativity and imagination, as well as forbidding socializing with those outside the faith. For all his weaknesses, Jennings cannot be faulted on creativity and he nails childhood imagination throughout. Both boys suffer from a common ailment? Certain aspects of the film had an almost British Wes Anderson feel exchange students bit namely which was kind of cool.