Looking at the recent high score movie on Douban, the first thing I saw was this movie. I didn't hesitate to find resources to watch it. I didn't expect that I fell asleep after watching half of it. I'm really sorry for the high score of this movie. The second time, I saw the end at last. In response to the comment on Douban, the first half was redundant slowly, and the second half was on the topic of climax. I also have this feeling. I have generally understood the plot before I look at it, but I always look at the progress bar and see that it is almost over. How can I not get into the main topic.
The first half of the movie is basically about the description of African countryside. Although it is not as raw as we think, it is still in a relatively primitive stage. Farming and eating are primitive. What's more surprising is that there is no basic irrigation facilities, even the basic foundation of farming. No wonder there is such a small corn planted and hungry Stomach.
Of course, what the movie wants to express is natural disasters and man-made disasters. The sky will be in the rainy season, the next one will not stop, and then it will become the dry season, and the earth will dry up. However, the African people have swept away my stereotype and become hardworking and brave people. They are not only brave to fight against the government, but also actively find ways to fight against the disaster. They really have a new understanding.
The most touching thing is that when the little protagonist in the movie is dismissed by the school principal, the crystal clear tears are not satisfied with the swarthy face, which is really heartbreaking.
In fact, the political significance of this movie is far greater than its artistic significance. Before the end of the movie, I doubt that the hero boy can really make the irrigation equipment for windmill power generation. After all, it's a little difficult for science, especially the rotation problem of windmill, which is not easy to solve in my opinion. But what I didn't expect is that the end of the movie completely tells you that it's a real person and a real windmill, which is a force beyond politics. At the same time, the movie also tells you that he went to the United States to study and left that poor and backward place. Isn't that political? Of course, these actors are really excellent, and they have played a lot of African people.
Finally, the personal inspiration for us is also the last place for me to be excited. It's the real person's one sentence speech of the story, which is "I think I can do it, and the result is also done!" This is a universal value. No matter how bad the environment is, no matter how hard the fate is, the power of despair should never surpass the power of hope. In the process of struggling to buy food, the protagonist's family met with despair, and he found hope in a book, which was found in the old school library, and this book is really the book mentioned in the story prototype.
It has to be said that the story moves people because of the truth, and the movies that the truth changes are not very bad basically.