An Argumentative Essay On What Makes A Good Film

No offense to film critics, but it doesn 't take a genius to tell a good movie apart from a waste of time you 'll never get back. Motion picture films date back to the late 1800s, each film different from the last. However, that doesn 't mean everything that makes it onto a theatre is worth viewing. There are certain components that make a great film and can be proven true throughout all genres no matter when they premiered. Now, I 've seen my fair share of films and have come to the conclusion that a film worthwhile is one that is able to attract the audiences with familiar sense of prevalence that is able to leave an impression and invites you to watch it over and over again. To prevail is to beat the odds stacked against you, or in this …show more content…
In a very short and fulfilling montage we get to see them age, and soon the film takes a sharp turn once we see some gloomy scenes like Ellie 's pregnancy fail, and her passing away. Flash forward to a very square and grumpy old man who seems to be the total opposite of the Carl we saw just a couple of minutes ago, this Carl is just final moments away from assisted living before he decides to carry out with Ellie 's lifelong wish to sail away to paradise falls, where their childhood hero once visited. Unaware, that he carries a stowaway, Russell, who unintentionally ends up being his saving grace. Although, this film features many uplifting and fun-to-watch scenes, as any Pixar movie usually does, it also has a lot of grief and, yes you guessed it, triumph. Carl had lost his wife, his adventurous drive, and had almost lost his freedom, and in an attempt to have one final conquest he renewed. Not only did he fulfill Ellie 's wishes but he was able to bring her along, figuratively, in the form of the house that held so many memories of her, but he had also inadvertently become the father figure in Russell 's life, a role he longed to have . Another example of triumph is the movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, this story is about …show more content…
Then we see that Timothy has strange and unexplainable leaves sprouting from his legs. The movie goes on and we learn that once the all leaves are gone, Timothy goes as well. Once Timothy 's final leaf falls, he explains in a letter that each leaf he gave up was for someone in need, and that anything in the world is possible. This ties to the introduction of the movie, where we see Jim and Cindy in an adoption center about to tell the agent why they are qualified as parents. Despite, their defeat in not being able to have a child of their own, Jim and Cindy are able to look past that, and Timothy Green becomes a valuable lesson in their life. Film critic Roger Ebert said, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green"... respects the integrity of its story by dealing with real emotions of loss and parting. It 's intelligently constructed... instead of being simpleminded like too many family films, it treats the characters with care and concern. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are appealing together as far from perfect parents, and CJ Adams has that ability of so many child actors to be pitch-perfect.” This movie deals with many heart aches and has a fair share of tear-jerking moments, but overall is a lighthearted, fun-to-watch

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