First of all, I have to tell you that I am a very absent-minded person, so I will take notes very carefully about this day. Today is Saturday, Dec 6th, 3 days ahead of my birthday and 4 days before the first semester examination takes place.
Now, here comes the review on the film.
It has been such a long time since I was last engrossed in a film. What a film! I was about to turn off the tv when I came across the film. Tonight is the premiere on Star Movies, and I remembered having read about the book, so I decided to watch. And from the moment I sit down till the moment the word “The end” appeared, I didn’t move, not even a centimetre. I was at a loss of words, and I felt like I have been through a journey with all the actors, actresses, though I did not watch from the beginning.
Closing my eyes, I can still remembered the voice, the scenes, the ups and downs. Liesel, Rudy, Hans, Rosa, Max, Mr Steiner, Franz,… The film reminds that we all live under someone, like in this film, Hitler. When it comes to war, when people chase after the thing they call “ideal”, humanity does not have a place in this world. Hans was pushed for that reason. He reminded us of humanity. He told the German officer that the Jewish man was always a good neighbor. Then he got hurt.
This film, or can I say, the story, is flawless. It shows us war, friendship, humanity, family, or even love. The relationship between Liesel and Rudy is close friends, and they like each other. Their friendship is pure, and so is their love, though it is never spoken. What hurt me the most is the Death did not let Rudy finish his sentence. He did not not get the life he wanted : to grow up before he died, so at least he should have had the chance to express his love. The kiss came too late. This scene had my tears.
Or I remember that my hear did skip a beat when I thought the mean boy Franz knew something about Liesel’s secret, or he would determine to find out. Or my sorrow at the end of the film, when no alarms went off, and all died. War means no exceptions. I have clearly understood this. No one lives forever, but they deserves to die after a full life, not like this. Hans came home after war, but passed away in this way. Is it fair? No, life is unfair, and we continue to live. Like Liesel. She did continue and move on.
After seeing the movie, something inside keeps telling me, insisting that I write. And I follow my heart. Just like Max said to Liesel:
“Write. In my religion we’re taught that every living thing, every leaf, every bird, is only alive because it contains the secret word for life. That’s the only difference between us and a lump of clay. A word. Words are life, Liesel.”