This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Film Evaluation Essay

940 words - 4 pages

Film evaluation
12 monkeys is a sci-fi (science fiction) classic movie directed by Terry Gilliam.
what is the central point of the film?
The storyline of the film, “12 Monkeys” is both an explicit plot as well as a hidden plot. This is because the ending of the movie is somewhat inconclusive leaving the audience guessing. The central point of the movie, however, is more explicit than it is hidden. The story is primarily about a convicted criminal, James Cole, who is sent on a mission to find useful information for a devastating virus that killed 99% of the whole of human population in the year 1996. The scientists of the year 2035 seem do have a hidden agenda throughout the film as it is ...view middle of the document...

It can be a good happy ending or a bad one. Some films have suspense as the ending, leaving film viewers guessing.
The Initial Setup
The film revolves around a human crisis in 1996 where a manmade deadly virus wipes out all but 1% of humanity. This confines the uninfected members of the human race to leaving underground as wild animals roam the deserted land. In a bid to save, the world, a convict named James Cole volunteers to travel back through time to find out the origin of the virus, which the scientists will use to make an antidote. The scientists suggest that the virus cannot be prevented and only focus on developing a cure. Questions linger over whether the scientists had a hidden agenda.
Conflict
The film “12 Monkeys” is engrossed on a theme a hero, Cole in the ancient struggle of one person against dreadful conflicts and odds with the aim of saving the world from definite forthcoming obliteration of life of almost all of mankind. This film's hero has to be transported back thirty years in time to salvage the future of human race from a disastrous virus of unidentified origin. This deadly virus has eradicated 99% of the whole human race, leaving the survivors dwelling underground for their own protection from the virus. The theme, therefore, is a lays emphasis on the plot highly stressing on the final scene. Most parts of the movie illustrate this theme. In an ironically intense twist, for instance, James Cole ends up at the wrong time in the past after traveling through time to find information about the 12 monkeys that would help produce an antidote...

Other Papers Like Film Evaluation

Case Study Codac

1226 words - 5 pages evaluating the performance of each department and employees. Such evaluation system is dependent on how an employee’s productivity contributed to the achievement of organizational goals. Case Study: Eastman Kodak 1. The different factors that motivated Kodak to change its organizational architecture are: A. stiff competition. For many years, Eastman Kodak had control on the film production industry. The firm had managed to time the release of

Film Production Essay

1934 words - 8 pages Abstract This paper supply practical experiences in analysis and evaluation proposed projects. In order to perform the organization’s objectives and strategic plan, the film division must analyze and evaluate seven proposed film projects in ranking priority system. Leadership of this organization only can choose from four to six feasible projects among these projects to produce during a year. I am supposed to be a member of priority team

Ms2 Report

1811 words - 8 pages conventional feature as it hides the identity of the protagonist. This makes the audience want to watch more of the film to find out who the killer actually is. Also as part of our evaluation process we were also asked to ask our peers in our class and my targeted audience who were adults and teenagers aged from 16-50 to assess the strength of my storyboard. This was done for me to improve for next time. The feedback I received was both positive and

Interpersonal Conlict In Film

2397 words - 10 pages film is symbolic to moral, cultural, and social change, with the main symbolism towards Christianity. Subsequently, to elaborate on a thematic evaluation of this film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? covers in theme a concept of allegorical works toward social, historical, and spiritual references in the depression era of the 1930s. Goodykoontz & Jacobs (2011) describe allegory best as “A metaphoric, symbolic story or passage in a story

Marxism in Titanic

3072 words - 13 pages Critical  Evaluation  of  Marxism  in  Titanic  –  Stephanie  Kiewel  –  Critical  Appraisal  Film  5010  –  Dec.  2013     The  film  Titanic  used  to  be  the  most  successful  film  of  all  times.  The  romantic   disaster  movie  was  released  in  1997.  It  deals  with  both  the  historical

Sources Of Law

964 words - 4 pages Question 1 Censorship is a growing issue in Malaysia as it attempts to adapt to a modern knowledge based economy. Malaysia has one of the world’s strictest forms of media censorship with nearly a hundred movies banned in this decade alone on the pretext of upholding morality. Discuss if you agree with this statement. The Film Censorship Board of Malaysia is a Malaysian government ministry that vets films. It is under the control of the Home

Effects Of Ewt

627 words - 3 pages the event EVALUATION: * This study lacks ecological validity as it was conducted in a laboratory which is an artificial experiment. * Another weakness is that by asking more 10 questions about the film pps might make sense of the experiment and give answers what they think the researcher expects known as demand characteristics * Moreover this study has ethical issues as it can cause distress to participants STUDY 2

Bayaning 3rd World

739 words - 3 pages Bayaning Third World (2000) Synopsis and Evaluation We are a nation fascinated with Jose Rizal—not just his heroism but also his being a womanizer, his classic hair style and many more. We devour two of his greatest literary works in secondary schools. We celebrate his birth and execution dates. We have countless movies relating to Rizal and his works. We even name our streets (Rizal Avenue, Rizal Province), corporations (RCBC), schools

The Pleasures of Visual Culture

1733 words - 7 pages The Pleasures Of Visual Culture. In this essay I will be analysing the pleasures of visual culture, focusing on a paragraph concerning ‘Horror and suffering in art’ and using the 1994 Alex Proyas film ‘The Crow’ (see Appendix 1) to give examples of my points. Before I begin analysing the film I will first be looking at explanations of the terms ‘visual culture’, ‘aesthetic pleasure’ and ‘catharsis’. (Walker & Chaplin, 1997) Visual culture

Art In The Movie Basquiat

2074 words - 9 pages Art in the Movie Basquiat Walter Benjamin projected the future of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, providing the basis of aesthetic evaluation for photography, film, digital and reproducible art. In the film Basquiat, directed by Julian Schnabel and starring Jeffrey Wright, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, and David Bowie as Andy Warhol, the art world is explored in the midst of defining itself in light of the changes brought about by

The Ineffectiveness Of The Film Ratings System

2558 words - 11 pages agreement on the subjects of sex and violence. This reductionistic, formulaic approach replaces the evaluation of an entire film with moral bean-counting. John Hughes' earlier movies often inspired audience members to question how the ratings worked. In fact, the PG rating of his Sixteen Candles caused a few appalled and vocal parents to insist that drug use must never be depicted in a PG film. Hughes' The Breakfast Club, because of a few

Related Essays

Evaluation Of The Film '50 First Dates'

1561 words - 7 pages In the movie 50 First Dates, Lucy had a car accident which left her unconscious. After the accident, she managed to retain her long term memory prior to the accident but was unable to remember the accident and retain new memories. Therefore, she continued to live the day of the accident and did not know that time had passed by. She met Henry who fell in love with her and started to understand more about her condition. Lucy suffered from

Analyze Films Essay

1935 words - 8 pages character’s emotions within the surrounding action. Many film maker’s tools in “creating a kind of subjective involvement” (Boggs and Petrie, p. 128). For instance when a character is looking off screen and you wonder what they are looking for. As the viewer, one must be able to make an objective evaluation. “We should be prepared to defend each decision with a logical statement based on or supportable by [one’s] analysis as a

Arundel : Options Case Essay

1681 words - 7 pages Arundel Partners – The Sequels Project After evaluation of the proposed acquisition of the movie sequel rights, we recommend to offer movie studios as a per-movie price to purchase the sequel rights for their entire portfolio of movies the studios are going to produce over the next year.  Arundel should make an offer to buy sequel rights as the average NPV (on a per film basis ) is $5.51 mn (this is the value calculated using real options

Gattaca Review

593 words - 3 pages Andrew Niccol did succeed in the whore, I think this is because he used genetics to his potential making this a powerful symbol throughout the film. Giving the message of being eugenics being conveyed through self-evaluation. The plot makes sense but I feel if I were to watch this film once, I wouldn't be able to understand as the plot is confusing and a complete drag, as it was far too slow for my liking and incredibly dull throughout and the blue