Saturday, December 09, 2017

Movie Review: Wonder (2017)

“We carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness.” ― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
Haven't watched the trailer? Here you go!

Verdict: 8/10

First thoughts of the movie?

If you are someone who tears easily, bring lots of tissues. It's a real tearjerker. If you cried in TFIOS, you will definitely cry in this movie.

This is a book to movie adaptation, and there are just those movies which will make me want to read the book. This is one of those movies.

The story is told through multiple points of view; and how it encompasses an entire American neighborhood so everyone can identify with someone in the story. I think the script writing was really good, in that which it provided the audience with an opportunity to see inside each personality and the struggles each of them face. It holds true to the adage, "be kind to everyone, they are all fighting a different battle you don't know about".

Character development for me was good, and the best part was that each character brings something different to the table. You can also see that each character brings something different to the table and everyone complements each other perfectly.

What struck me was that Owen Wilson's character looks like it is written just for him. There is the perfect balance with his punchlines and making the audience laugh. However, he is not only a joker, and there is a particularly endearing scene that shows he's only human and that he is also affected by the different changes in the movie.

Your deeds are your monuments – Egyptian Precept

Additionally, the movie provides precepts in the form of Auggie's homeroom teacher, whereby each semester is precluded with a precept, the first of which is "If you had a choice between doing good and being kind, always be kind".

All in all I think it's a very good movie and it's very heartwarming. It is just the perfect feel good movie that I would not mind watching again.

Last thoughtsOne thing that struck me is that it really goes to show how a parent’s attitude will build the character of the child. There was a scene in the movie where the child bully was brought to the principal's office and his parents were called in and the exchange in that scene was so obvious that the child got his attitude from the parents.

Will you watch the movie in cinemas? let me know in the comments section below!

Til the next time, stay beautiful!


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