Monday, December 30, 2013
All is Lost Review
Personally I feel that this a very interesting way to tell a story. Not only is it very creative and bold to tell a story with a beginning, but it also forces the viewers to be creative themselves. As I was watching this movie, I was forced to think of various circumstances to complete the story. Who he was. Why he was there. What was his purpose in all this. I was given part of his story, and now I was forced to paint the rest of it myself, and I found that I enjoyed that. I also appreciated the detail in the part of the story we got. The movie included a lot of little aspects that most movies would jump over. We got shots of him eating, reading, sleeping, shaving, checking random things. Stuff that you would do if you were actually lost at sea, but stuff a movie normal just skips over. Also there was very little dialogue. There was a little bit of narration at the beginning, but that was it. He said a few words here and there, but not much. I also felt that was rather realistic because if you were lost at sea all by yourself, you wouldn't talk out loud that much. It would be all in your head. And once again, the creativity of the viewer is forced to play a big role. You could tell that there was a lot on his mind, and he must've been talking to himself a lot in his head. But you weren't let into his head at all. Instead you just had to creatively imagine what he was thinking or saying to himself.
In the end, I walked away from this movie rather impressed. Robert Redford did an excellent job and I hope the performance gets him the Oscar nomination that is being buzzed. The movie may not be the most original idea, but the prospective in which they did the movie was. I'm not sure I was completely satisfied with the ending, but I won't dive into that here. If you've seen the movie yourself, talk to me privately and we'll discuss it. I will award All is Lost an 8 out of 10 and recommend you give it a shot once you have the opportunity.