Thursday, August 2, 2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild

What I liked:

  • Quvenzhané Wallis was wonderful as Hushpuppy.  Her performance was natural and innocent.  It's hard to believe that she was only 5 years old when they filmed this.
  • Dwight Henry had great chemistry with Wallis.  They seemed to have a natural father/daughter relationship.
  • The story was interesting, laced with metaphors, imagination, and a dose of reality.
  • It makes you grateful for everything that you have.
  • Beautiful score.

What I didn't like:
  • Hushpuppy's surroundings are sad and depressing.  It can be difficult to watch sometimes.
  • Part of the story had holes in it.  Some things needed to be explained more in order to make sense.
  • It was kind of slow at times and had a hard time keeping my attention.

Grade: B- 

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