Monday, January 4, 2010
Cast Away (Dream Works SKG 2000)
First off, let me welcome you all back for another year of great conservative films! I hope everyone had a great Christmas, some time off, and a great New Year!
Some folks, well...just didn't get this movie. They thought it was too dull or slow. However, if you are into survival movies (such as I am) I think you will enjoy Cast Away with Tom Hanks.
Here is a review from IMDb...
After FedEx systems engineer Chuck Noland is ripped out of his hasty life by the clock in a plane crash, he finds himself alone on the shores of a tropical island. First, frustration gets to him and then he realizes how little his chances are to ever get back to civilization. Four years later, Chuck has learned very well how to survive on his own: mending his dental health, catching fish with a spear, predicting the weather with a self-made calendar. A photograph of his girlfriend Kelly has kept his hopes alive all these years. Finally, Chuck takes the opportunity to take off for home: He sets off on a wooden raft with a sail that has washed ashore.
Keep in mind folks...there is no government there to bail ol' Tom out on this island. No "hope and change" just sand, coconut trees, and whole hell of a lot of water. Once his character realizes ain't nobody coming to pick him up...he has to take it up a notch.
So why do I like these kind of movies? I just want to be the guy on the island that can say...Hey y'all! I saw this in a movie once! Wouldn't that be cool? I mean to totally find a neat way to catch fish, or make a compass, or build a raft?
If you liked Cast Away, check out The Edge and Island in the Sky! Great survival movies already reviewed on Conservative Flix!
Here is the trailer for Cast Away...