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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Movie Reviews

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Daniel Corleone
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05/21/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Beasts of Southern Wild review

"Y'all gotta learn how to survive now." It was upsetting to see an adult swear so much in-front of kids to make a point about meat, water rising and survival. Even Hushpuppy has got to swear. Names such as Miss Bathsheba, Hushpuppy and Wink makes no sense especially the scene where Hushpuppy confronts the Aurochs unharmed. Highlights were the astounding little girl named Quvenzhané Wallis, believable special effects and steady skillful direction. Build-up of a more dramatic impact and character development could ave been better. The score was apt for the tense scenes. Some note worthy lines - "I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right." "Strong animals know when your hearts are weak." and "The whole universe depends on everything fitting togeth...

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  View Rod's Profile

05/18/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Expectations Satisfied.

Hushpuppy, a six-year old girl, lives in a community where her father is preparing her to a life without someone to protect her. A journey of a young girl with a suffering father from sickness, and a community about to sink as ice caps melt.


I cannot remember that much about this film. Saw this film once and I know I was entertained and yes, it has a good story in it. I remember the "hero" Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis) acting astonishingly, not only because she is very young, but because she really has something, with her actions and emotions, she delivered both the childliness and toughness the character needs. Moreover, I found it really amazing how the team, the director, the creators, made it look as if this huge and wild animal is real.

Good job!

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03/22/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A stunning cinematic journey

It has been a long time since I’ve been to the cinema and seen something so strikingly original, thought provoking and beautiful. I really hope this Benh Zeitlin guy makes more movies.

The movie makes a fairy tale out of tragic real world events as seen through the eyes of a little girl named Hushpuppy. She sees the world much differently then most of us, partially because her home, The Bathtub, is unlike many of our own homes, filled with a cast of strange, but loveable, characters. It’s her view of things, and Wallis’ performance that make this movie rise above and beyond most of the other movie I saw in 2012.

I’ve seen this movie three or four times now and I absolutely love it. There are some movies that make you feel happy, and there are some movies that make you feel sad, ...

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02/22/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

So many Questions...

I'm conflicted, on the one hand, this was a very imaginative film, with great performance, especially Quvenzhane Wallis, who was rightfully rewarded with her Oscar nomination. But, on the other, quite frankly, I didn't "get it."

I understand, this is the post-Katrina world, and a levee has been put up to keep New Orleans from flooding again. But, The Bathtub, will surely be destroyed when the right storm comes, which it does.

This is central plot of the film, survival, on all levels, surviving the flood, surviving loss and maybe even surviving guilt. But, it's all told from the viewpoint of a 6 year old. So, for example, when the prehistoric beasts start to roam the Earth again, are they actually there, or are they figments of her imagination? I like to think that they were all...

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02/01/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Once There Was a Hushpuppy...

A film dealing with the harsh realities of life is a rare film. Almost no one dares to put on film the way things are: things are always given a rosy sheen, a cheerful look a silver lining - Beasts of the Southern Wild opens with the world of "the Bathtub" a community of men, women, families that choose to live life by their own rules. Our narrator for this is Hushpuppy, the 6-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, whose observations on this life are both precious and, at the same time, a bit heartbreaking.

The beginning of the film shows up the upside of this life "The Bathtub has more holidays than the whole rest of the world." With fireworks and plenty to drink - it's like Mardi Gras every week (or whenever people feel like celebrating something). But, we soon learn, there is storm on the hori...

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01/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Could get a best actress award...she is only 6!!!?

Yet another best picture nominee for the upcoming 85th Academy Awards and yet another film i had heard little and nothing about prior. Not saying it wasn't a good film as it was due much to the fact that it was something that Hollywood lacks in lately and that is originality. This film is about 6yr old Hushpuppy a lil girl who is being brought up by her father alone in a poor little shanty town in Louisiana known as Bathtub. Hushpuppie's mother is no longer in the picture as she left her father years before for which i can only guess is his drinking and anger issues?

Hushpuppy has to grow up fast both looking after her ailing father and constantly crying out for a mother who isnt there. Now i have mentioned prior that the film itself is a best picture nominee however what i did...

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