[quote]Don’t get me wrong, I think Gump is a good movie, but vastly ovverated. It surely didn’t deserve to win the oscar in 1995, for obvious reasons. First of all, it’s highly unrealistic. We’ve got a mentally challenged guy who seems to be present in EVERY major event of the 60’s and 70’s and 80’s because he’s just in the right place at the right time. What was the point other than pleasing the audience with real-life footage of old American presidents? If there is one main message in the movie, it is probably that no matter how hard you try, there will always be some lucky bloke who’ll be better off than you. Forrest achieved what he achieved because everyone else’s ship sank, not because he manages to do something extraordinary. Also, the 1st thing a movie needs is a good plot, yet this movie seems to have hundred of plots all rammed up in a full 3 hours of utter boredom. All these factors shoudln’t have won Gump best picture of the year, especially when you have such strong innovative contenders like Pulp Fiction and Shawhank redemption. But hey, that’s just my opinion [/quote]
dude, i know what you’re pointing at, but its definitely not that way. Forrest Gump IS a fantasy movie. read the novel, that novel is even more weird.
but its the heart of the movie, that moving story, that great character, that great acting, the tremendous directing effort (watch the making-of-s on the 2-disc DVD) and just the feeling. i mean, that is a real movie. you know what i’m talking about, now? its a moving story, in a great movie, not the greatest movie ever but definitely great, and apart from the fact that Pulp Fiction rocks, Forrest Gump is still the better film in terms of directing and movie-ish-ness… look at it… it’s a great film, that captures shitloads of content within a 2 hour span… i love it