Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Koolimus Prime, Feb 26, 2012.
Read the title, that's all I have to say about that!
It's a nice movie. I remember watching it first back in grade 7.
I truly love this movie.
Just a delightful tale of a simple man who makes his mark in history humbly and peacefully.
Let's see it's a drama-comedy that focuses on Romance, War, Hope, Faith, Destiny, and at the same time is a social commentary of the 60's and 70's.
Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump is one of my favourite portrayals if all time.
The war scene in Vietnam is still very highly regarded as a reasonably accurate portrayal of combat. That always surprises me.
Also, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory is an awesome place to eat if you like shrimp. Love it.
I watch it at least once a year. It's a great movie. One of the few times I enjoyed the movie more than the book.
Love it. I think I saw is 3 times in theaters.
Simply brilliant film. Everything was top notch and I never thought "wow is this guy ever stupid" I always found myself feeling sorry for the poor guy.
Yes arguably one of the greatest films of the 90s era with Tom Hanks greatest performance yet, really nails each time era it's in, in a very unique way.
Uh, it was a great film and all, but no sequel will ever be made, and the word "Discussion" would suggest its ongoing, which it isn't, so this thread is kinda pointless.
May 21, 2013: Forrest Gump 2: The Return. Forrest invests in a cloning company who brings Jenny back to life. Now Forrest has to make Jenny fall in love with him all over again. Unfotunatly, Jenny's slut gene is still in effect, making it difficult to accomplish his goal. Returning cast: Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, & Robin Wright
I just read an article that talked about the script that was written for "Gump and Co."
Life isn't like a box of chocolates though. There is always a card that tells you what's in em.
That MUST be made no matter the cost.
Too bad Hayley Joel Osment will be recasted.
The script was turned in on 9/10/01. After what happened the next day, both Tom Hanks and Robert Zemiskis said that it wasn't the right time for that kind of movie. I disagree.
I read Gump & Company after it came out.
It felt moreso like it was trying to be too much like a sequel to the film. Plus, most of it was the premise that:
1) Forrest does something
2) What he does is seen as great
3) He ends up messing it up in some way, and has to high-tail it out of the situation
As for the film, it's nice and simple at times, yet has heart, special effects, and Zemeckis' love of nostalgia (something I grew to really love after seeing Back to the Future at the age of 6).
I will say if Forrest Gump hadn't come out, i wouldn't have been so hard on the film version of 'Benjamin Button.' But BB hits so many beats similar to FG, that I couldn't enjoy it. Plus, BB felt hollower in the emotion department.
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