Friday, 17 July 2015

Film review | Matilda

This week my film choice is one from when I was little. The film Matilda was probably the first film I classed as my favourite non Disney film. I don’t know what it is, but I just fall in love with the story every time I watch it.

The film Matilda is based on a book of the same name. The book was written by Roald Dahl who is author to some of the world’s finest children’s book authors. I love most of his stories but Matilda is just one that I have a special place in my heart for. Matilda is a story about a young girl how lives with her parents and older brother. Her parents never really understand her and don’t take care of here properly. She has a love of reading that everyone thinks is weird but what they dont know is that Matilda has some incredible powers. Here's what it says online about the film "This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda's school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull's wrath and fight back against her unkind parents". 

With all good film reviews, I have to say what I did and didn’t like. The one thing I would say I didn’t like was the fact that Matildas parents don’t really care when at the end (Spoiler alert) they give her up for adoption after Matilda begging them to sign the forms so she can be adopted by her teacher, Miss. Honey. I just think this is so sad how they hesitate for a second but her mum just lets her go. 

Apart from that, I love the rest of the film. I feel like Matilda is such a wonderful character. Even though her family treat her like she doesn’t matter, she still cares about them and protects them. Like where there were police looking through her dads garage to try and find stolen items. She protects him by using her powers to distract them and make their care roll away. I also really love the teacher, Miss. Honey. She was always what I believed to be the perfect teacher and I would always compare my own teachers to her. I saw this as the ultimate perfect teacher and only two of my teachers came close to being like her.

I think that’s about it really. I don’t want to go on for hours about my love for this film so I'll leave you with my favourite quote from the film. "So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”.

Bye for now xxx

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