Forrest Gump Reviews
historical events and famous people he came to influence(fictitiously), this movie is entertainment galore.
Ex 1. "Oh, that's so sweet, seeing Forrest meet his son for the first time, makes me want to cry!"
"Oh come on! For all we know, that could be somebody elses son!"
Forrest Gump is not a smart man but he has accidentally been present at many historical events. While sitting on a park bench, he tells strangers about what he experienced in life and the people he met.
The musical score is well-done and perfectly timed. It hits all the right notes at the right time. It does a great job drawing different emotions out of the audience.
Also, I think that this is a very entertaining feel-good movie. It is also pretty compelling. It has a nice message as well. It's message is that you can achieve all you can in life. It can inspire many people and it does a great job doing what it wanted to do. However, then there are the flaws.
Firstly, the movie often gets crippled under its own sentimentality. I get that the movie was trying to draw emotions out of the audience but it does it too often. Its sentimental moments can be real overwhelming at times. I'm not going to spoil anything but the ending seemed to exist just to add more unnecessary sentimentality to the movie.
Also, this movie is overlong and stretched-out. It could've been cut down a lot. Several scenes I felt could've been cut down or could've been completely left out altogether. I grew bored several times throughout.
In conclusion, this is a pretty good movie and I like it for what it is. I just don't think it's anything special like many people say it is.