Monday, October 3, 2016

Journal 5

Timmy Le
English 1109
3 October 2016

Beasts of No Nation Review
            The movie Beasts of No Nation takes a whole new perspective of a war. It shows the viewers what it is like to be a boy soldier in a war. This movie is not like a Disney’s princess movie, one where there is a happy ending. This movie is based on what is happening in the world right now. There are actual kids in other countries at war with each other like how this movie portrays it.
The main character of the story, Agu, did an excellent job of portraying a young boy losing his family and joined an army to kill the people that has killed his family. The way he acts through some gruesome scenes are excellent. Another character that did very well is the commandant. The commandant did an excellent job portraying his character.
A scene that stood out the most in the movie was when Agu needed to be initiated. The commandant started off by telling Agu that this man or picture the man that has killed his father and brother. Afterward, the movie depicts the gruesome scene of Agu slicing the man’s head. When Agu said: “God… I have killed a man. It is the worst sin… but I am knowing too, it is the right thing to be doing.”, it shows how children are becoming soldiers by the people around them brainwashing them to kill the enemies that has killed their family.
This movie deserves five stars out of five. It depicts a life of a how a child soldier become to be. Even though this movie is fictional, the details of this movie gives the viewers a representation on what if this is actually how they recruit child soldiers. The characters in the movie did very well portraying their role.

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