Posted on 5/21/11 06:21 PM
I don't even know if I am worthy to translate into words how great this movie is. It has set the bar so high that I don't think there will be any other movie better than this (Well, in my case it is the best movie ever). It's amazing how this movie has turned a very gloomy and horrifying event in history into something that has touched so many lives.
Every scene was breathtaking. What made it even more exemplary is that you can feel the emotions seeping through you. Even though it was just a reenactment of what happened during World War II, I felt like I was living in that moment, witnessing the terrifying scene and reality of what was going on that time. It scared the hell out of me but at the same time, it made me defiant on the harsh treatment of the Nazis with the Jews. Hands down to the actors, especially to Liam Neeson. They did a "more than excellent" job in portraying their roles. And who would forget the eminent director, Steven Spielberg. I've been a big fan of Steven Spielberg ever since I was a child but this movie has catapulted him to becoming one of the best directors of all time or if I may say, the best director of all time. The cinematography was infallible. When I watched the movie, it was my first time to see a black-and-white film and I actually thought it would be "boring". A thought of Charlie Chaplin crossed my mind which was not-so-good for me. But the truth is, it really worked well and went along with the message the movie was trying to convey.
The film wasn't just about Oskar Schindler. It was about people who struggled to live amidst all the adversaries that wanted to crush them. It is a story of a race that faced near extinction. It is a story of a man who proved that in times of despondency, there could still be hope. I tried my best not to cry, but a movie like this was worth every drop of my tear. Some may say that my review was exaggerated, but actually, I even think I must apologize to the readers for limiting into words the awesomeness of Schindler's List. Believe me, I wouldn't be writing like this if it wasn't so good. I've watched it for so many times, and let me tell you, it never gets old.