Movie Monday: Big

This week for Movie Monday I’m back with another classic movie. It’s Big!

Plot: The movie’s plot is pretty stereotypical however the way Big showed the typical “I wish I was an adult already” so often uttered by kids was rather unique at the time. It’s also fairly funny and has an appeal to pretty much everyone. Even if you haven’t seen Big, you’ve most likely at least seen clips of at least one scene.

Casting: Tom Hanks is the actor for the movie playing the adult version of Josh and he does a spectacular job of it. The entire cast is pretty great, with some really well done performances by Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia as the other central characters of the film.

Cinematography: There aren’t really any big special effects in Big so there aren’t many flashy scenes. However there is one particular scene that is pretty much timeless out of the entire movie, and that’s the scene in FAO Schwarz playing on the piano by Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia. That’s a scene that I’ll always remember and think fondly of, and I’m sure I’m not the only person to have such feelings.

Overall: Honestly this is a really classic movie, so if you haven’t seen it you really ought to at least once.

For those who like: Comedy, Coming of Age stories, Tom Hanks, Great Story, Fantastic Casting.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but really if you haven’t seen it, you ought to see it at least once.


Movie Monday: Cast Away

This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a movie most people remember for a certain volleyball. It’s Cast Away!

Plot Synopsis:┬áIn December 1995, Chuck Noland is a time-obsessed systems engineer, who travels worldwide resolving productivity problems at FedEx depots. He is in a long-term relationship with Kelly Frears, with whom he lives in Memphis, Tennessee. Although the couple wants to get married, Chuck’s busy schedule interferes with their relationship. A Christmas with relatives is interrupted when Chuck is summoned to resolve a problem in Malaysia. While flying through a violent storm, his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Chuck escapes the sinking plane and is saved by an inflatable life raft, but loses the emergency locator transmitter. He clings to the life raft, loses consciousness, and floats all night before washing up on an island…

Plot: The plot of this movie is great, although it’s also rather depressing at the same time as it’s hopeful. I won’t go too into it, in case by some odd reason you’ve never seen this, but it’s definitely one of those movies everyone needs to watch at least once in their life.

Characters: Chuck, portrayed by Tom Hanks, is an awesome main character. Honestly given that he’s pretty much the only character I can’t say much more than that. Although there is Wilson….

Cinematography: This movie is incredibly well done, and while there are no special effects along the lines of something you’d see in a Star Wars film, those that were done were done fairly well.

Musical Score: I honestly don’t remember it much at all, but I do remember thinking that it fit the movie.

Overall: A must see movie, if you’ve never watched it you really ought to at least once.

For those who like: Survival Stories, Tom Hanks, A 1 Character Movie, Depressing Story, A Hopeful Story.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.