Film Review of Rudy
Uploaded by schoolblows on May 04, 2007
Film Review of "Rudy"
When I first saw the movie “Rudy” I was deeply moved. Since then I have watched it over a dozen times here and there, and each time the inspiration that comes from the story is just as effective as it was the first time. “Rudy” is one of those movies that makes you say to yourself or your buddies, “Man doesn’t it make you just wanna go play football again, or for that matter just excel in any sport, and have people cheer you on.” In this paper I will look into what key elements are vital in the making of an inspirational movie, and also use examples from other movies involved with sports to make the point apparent.
To start off, sports are a great story basis for toying with the emotions. Sports have many emotions involved with them. The first is the thrill of victory. Everyone dreams of winning in front of a huge crowd, and having everyone cheer you on. The next is the issue of the underdog. It seems no matter what sports movie you watch you can always predict the outcome of the conclusion no matter how great the odds they face are. It is just simple knowledge that no one would make a movie about a team that beats all the odds only to lose in the end. Granted there have been some movies like that, but the majority deal with the outcome being victory in the end.
One of the concerns that ties along with movies about sports is that they offer cheap thrills, and their storylines are predictable and cheesy. For the most part, your ‘Little Big League,” and “Major League,” do use the sports to put people in the seats, and offer the cheap thrills with “B-movie” quality laughs, but some other movies, such as “The Natural,” ‘The Bad News Bears,” and “Bull Durham,” are movies great examples of how a movie about sports can also be deeper than just shots of the game, and flashes of exciting plays. These movies, like “Rudy,” are well-respected among the film critics, and also by sports fans, which is a great accomplishment in it’s own right.
Besides seeing “Rudy,” which would not have made for a great paper on just the sole viewing of, I also went out and...