It always helps to have an underdog to cheer for during the Oscars right? Well this past August we wrote an article about a little known independent movie called Beasts of The Southern Wild, and its endearing star Quvenzhané Wallis. Well guess what? She has been nominated for Best Actress in a Lead Role, AND IS THE YOUNGEST NOMINEE EVER! Learn more about this movie below (no spoilers) and don’t forget to cheer her on at the 85th Academy Awards, on February 24th, 2013.
I’m not even going to tell you what this movie is about, but I can promise you one thing: you have never seen a movie like Beasts of The Southern Wild before. In the age of recycled themes, tired story lines, and movies relying entirely on special effects to entertain audiences, Beasts of The Southern Wild is nothing short of invigorating. Far too often movies are thrown together based on a creative idea, but lack that same creativity when it comes to the actual delivery. Right from the opening scene, originality and imagination are ever present in every aspect of this film- from the set design, dialog, costumes, special effects, to the storyline itself.
The star and highlight of this movie is a tantalizing-10-year-old-actress named Quvenzhane Wallis, and the one thing I kept asking myself throughout this film was, “What type of child labor laws did they have to break to get this young girl to be so spectacular?” Wallis will have you completely captivated the entire flick, and is supported by an amazing cast, dope cinematography, and couple of directors who obviously stayed committed to taking a cinematic risk.
Beasts of the South Wild is a poetical journey through the imagination of a child, living in a very adult world. An atypical coming of age story that will challenge your traditional understanding of courage, independence, community and parenthood.
I could go on for days, but really, you should just go see the movie and let me know what you think and comment below.
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