Kamis, 19 Maret 2015
Thursday Movie Picks #36: Movies Adapted from Young Adult Novels
Hello, everyone! I missed TMP last week, but here I am now. Thursday Movie Picks is a series that is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves and if you want to join it, you can click here. The more the merrier!
Anyway, this week's theme (which is Movies Adapted from Young Adult Novel) is so far, my personal favorite. I'm just glad that there are some adults who understand how young adults think and feel.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (David Yates, 2011)
I'm still waiting for my Hogwarts' letter. Oh wait, I got a squib letter. Nevermind.
This is my favorite film from the Harry Potter series. It's...just really epic. Unfortunately, I think Alan Rickman is overpraised for his role in this film. Yeah he's amazing, but it's not his performance that touches me. Instead, it's Snape's story itself.
The actor that disappoints me the most is...Daniel Radcliffe. Come on dude, you starred as Harry Potter for seven times before this film, yet you could only give us that? Thank God that his two sidekicks, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, were able to steal my attention. Watson and Grint definitely deserve praise as much as Rickman's.
And the ending scene!!! I love the scene, perhaps because they didn't change the actors for the scene. But it only reminds me that there won't be any Harry Potter films in the future. Even if they reboot this film, it won't feel the same. Those people in Harry Potter films, practically grow up with me, and you can't replace or try to recreate it with different people.
Little Women (Gillian Armstrong, 1994)
Boys, this is a chick film that doesn't really involve Ryan-Gosling-like-gentlemen or Darcy-like gentlemen. This is a film about sisterhood, growing up, and family. I'm not a fan of the novel, which gives too many cliche messages. Although the film isn't groundbreaking, it's an enjoyable or feel-good film.
Winona Ryder and young Kirsten Dunst are sweethearts. I love how Winona Ryder can express the Jo's liveliness, headstrong character, and compassion. Young Kirsten Dunst is a true brat for this film. Susan Sarandon is also amazing, but her character doesn't really need a complicated acting skill or some kind like that.
The best thing from this film: young Christian Bale!
Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)
Before you protest, this link indirectly says that Carrie is a young adult novel.
If we put aside the horror aspect from Carrie, we get a story about a young girl who is bullied by her friends and her own mother. Carrie isn't just another horror film, it's also a film how 'standing up for yourself' thing isn't as easy as everyone said. People have different capability and capacity. Maybe it's true that bullying victims are generally weak, but who knows what they will do once they have balls to stand up for themselves.
Carrie makes me question how to distinguish joking and bullying. I also hate it when people underestimate the affects of bullying because the effects of bullying can last a very long time for some people. I'm happy that Carrie can show the viewers how serious bullying can be from the start.
For you bullies, just pray that none of your bully victim (or victims) is someone like Carrie.
P.S: I really love The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but the film is chosen for too many times.