Luis' Review of Soul Surfer


  • 3 years ago via Flixster
    Soul Surfer

    Soul Surfer (2011)

    It'll keep you entertained and possibly even talking over it.


    You might want to do some research before watching this shark attack, but even if you don't want to, it may have you catching an episode on Shark Week anyhow. However, that's not the only surprising thing that this movie will give you. Perhaps inspiration will arise for those who feel their lives are not headed in the right track.

    Director: Sean McNamara (Raise your voice, That's So Raven) brings to the screen a true story out in the blue starring AnnaSophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Pan) playing the role of a young women who won't let what happened to her stand in her way to doing what she was born in this world to do.

    Synopsis: Bethany Hamilton (Robb) finds courage to compete in a surfing competition after a grueling shark attack that leaves her limbless.

    Since this was a true story, there is nothing to critique about it. It's a true story that looks like it can inspire anyone to do great things even after all seeming to have failed. I'm sure Bethany herself must be proud that her story can be spread out amongst many true story tales that intrigue the normal people of the world. However, there is always something to point out from a movie.

    The special effects were done nicely, you'll notice very quickly how a certain thing was done and it'll have you questioning it, and the shark attack comes when you least expect it.

    The performances amongst the actors were solemnly certain where most were modestly mediocre, but I wouldn't count AnnaSophia out completely, she did her part as strongly as she could.

    Its the story that'll keep you interested more than what the filmmaker was doing with it, and that's really all that is necessary for a true event like this.

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