Forrest Gump Reviews
Forrest Gump is a phenomenal character. He is innocent and unaware, but is thrust into all these historical events. His innocence provides a humorous narration of these moments. His innocence, though, also makes him oblivious to the bad around him. You feel your heart hurting when Forrest's innocence leads him to heartbreak.
The acting in this movie is amazing and convincing. Even the characters with only a few lines deliver their lines so well. And Tom Hanks, well, he's Tom Hanks. Incredible actor, everyone knows. I do though, want to really appreciate how well he played Forrest. The voice he had for him was consistent throughout the entire movie, during cheerful and sad scenes. And even the way he walks, acts, the small gestures. All this leads to creating character depth in Forrest.
My one complaint in this movie is that they push for too many historical events to happen. Especially during the end. Forrest's story is 70% historical events, and 30% of his actual life. And Jenny's life completely represents historical culture, with nothing personal to her in it.
In the end though, this movie is charming and humorous. You see an innocent man grow and change, and hear his humorous narration of major historical events that he lived through. Although this movie isn't one of my absolute favorites, I would watch it again.