Forrest Gump --- The Movie

Although I read the novel Forrest Gump almost a year ago, I saw the movie only today. The book was underwhelming, though interesting as a literary experiment. The movie underwhelmed rather more. Exquisite photography, clever effects, brilliant acting, and intermittent witty lines can't entirely make up for lack of plot and theme. The film Forrest Gump (1994) seemed like a hybrid between Monty Python and Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). And the running scenes, which weren't in the book, didn't add enough to compensate for the other flaws. Bummer ...

^z - 2008-02-22

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