4 short 1 paragraph movie reviews Vol.1 The Professional, Forrest Gump, Seven Years in Tibet, King’s Speech

Some movies just need a quick 1 paragraph review or recommendation or just comments as to why you should watch it or not. This is what 4 movie reviews in 4 paragraphs is for, it doesn’t mean they are bad movies, many will be great but there isn’t much to say that hasn’t been said or that needs to be said, just a quick guide of why they worked or didn’t work. Today we begin with some classic films with Forrest Gump and Seven Years in Tibet and two well reviewed movies with The Professional and King’s Speech. All 4 movies got plenty of praise, but are they worthy of it?

The Professional

A young Natalie Portman and one of my favorite French actors Jean Reno of Godzilla 1998 fame in a fantastic story that seems to get a bad rap from those who have never watched it. We have the life of an assassin who isn’t really that bad and a crazy young girl who warms his heart but also gets him in trouble but in the end everyone falls in love with Leon’s Plant. I can’t say how thrilling it was to watch the movie unfold. And here we have another classic movie I hadn’t watched but is also a must watch for those who haven’t.

Forrest Gump

This is a classic movie I had never watched and had no desire to watch it since it looked boring to me, it’s just easier to sucker me into a mediocre film if it has something appealing to me like a giant robot. With that said when I’m forced to watch good movies I tend to enjoy them and this was no exception. The movie is a bit long but going through the life of Forest Gump is fascinating and of course I got all emotional in it. Despite his shortcomings he lives a very eventful life and it’s just a joy to go through that journey. Fantastic film even if I won’t really watch it again most likely, and goes to show you can rarely go wrong with Tom Hanks.

Seven Years in Tibet

Another Classic movie I’d never watched but thought it was time to finally take a look at the movie that made China so angry that allegedly Brad Pitt was banned to go to China but I don’t believe anything official has ever been said about it. I didn’t even know it was based on a real event and that only made the movie more interesting to watch. Overall I think it does a great job in making the point over what happened in Tibet and you can’t help but feel bad for the country of Tibet. Sadly we don’t get to see many of these movies anymore but it’s definitely worth a watch.

King’s Speech

You know you have a good movie when it deals exclusively with eliminating the stammer of a person for a speech he is going to give and you entertain people through out the whole movie. We learn the story of King Charles VI and it’s quite interesting since I did not know enough and this movie made me look up a bunch of information. A simple plot that with great cinematography and acting keeps your interest all movie. Like with the seven years in Tibet, docudramas are always great since they make real life events that much more interesting for better or worse.

For this edition we had 3 great movies and one that was good, expect more of these articles for movies or shows that don’t need or in some cases deserve their own article that in the past I used to just ignore but that little bit of insight is sometimes needed. If you enjoyed the article or have any thoughts let me know through email or social media.

Luigi Kawasaki

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