Impression of view
During the short term, we watched two movies; one is called “Wrath of the Titans” and the other is “A Thousand Words”. After enjoying the two movies, I want to express my feelings on them.
First, I’d like to say something about “Wrath of the Titans”. This movie mainly dwells on the story around Zeus and his half-god son who helped him save the world, getting rid of the havoc of extermination. Distinguished from the hero in our mind, the main character on this movie is a irresolute person. From the very beginning when he refuses to use the weapon, we can tell that he is less responsible than the previous heroes. He is rather a human being than a god. So, when we enjoy this movie, we may find more inner feeling actions of the character, his feeling for his family, for the world. At last, he takes up his weapon to fight with the evils and succeed.
Then, the movie “A Thousand Words” really gives me a deep impression, both interesting and meaningful. The poster art for "A Thousand Words" shows Eddie Murphy with duct tape over his mouth, which as a promotional idea ranks right up there with Fred Astaire in leg irons. The idea is that every time he says a word a leaf falls off the magical bodhi tree in his back yard, and when the last leaf falls, he dies.
What "A Thousand Words" needs is some sort of a mystical score card to keep track of Jack's status in the universe. The guru who wrote the book, Dr. Sinja, apparently knows something about this bodhi tree, but never explains the rules. When Jack finally apparently redeems himself, it seems to be by instinct or good luck. I say "apparently" because, as heaven's my witness, I'm not completely sure if Jack is alive, dead or reincarnated at the end of the movie. You could build a case for all three.
The running gag is that Jack has to communicate without speaking, or talk himself to death. At one point this struggle is conducted by using several dozen talking dolls and action figures which are conveniently scattered around the literary agency. Jack also does desperate pantomimes and gets so frustrated he seems ready to explode. I'm thinking, what I'd try is writing notes. But no, when he tries that the leaves drop off anyway.
Maybe this movie is a good example of a Chinese saying “least said, soonest mended”. But we can also find some more important meaning from the story-concern for the family, not all for the work. Family accounts for a large portion of importance in our lives, so we should convert our
attention to the family sometimes.