Scarface

Movie – Scarface [REVIEW] – The World Is Yours

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone
Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer


I played the game before on PlayStation 2’s, Scarface: The World Is Yours. The game model is exactly same as Grand Theft Auto. However, this is more exciting than Grand Theft Auto. Although I was finished, I still play it even on my PC. The movie also I watched when childhood. However, when compared with the game is very different. Scarface: The World Is Yours is a sequel to the film.

Tony

“Scarface,” tells about the year 1980 in May. Fidel Castro has just opened a port of Mariel in Cuba. His goal is to gather his members with his relatives in America. Recorded 125,000 Cuban refugees arrived in Florida and among them 25,000 criminals. Antonio ‘Tony’ Montana (Al Pacino) and his friend Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer) get permission to stay in Miami after successfully killing Rebenga (Roberto Contreras) for Omar Suarez (F. Murray Abraham).

Omar then asks Tony to trade cocaine with a Columbia merchant and Tony manages to do so. Tony brings the money and cocaine at once. Tony and Manny then had the opportunity to meet Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia), a drug dealer and Omar’s boss. Tony also fell in love with Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer), a Frank woman. Frank eventually recruited Tony and Manny to become his members.

Movies mafia indeed no longer underestimated its existence. Especially the actor is Al Pacino. Al Pacino acting in this movie is very cool. Describes a very arrogant, cunning, evil, and criminal nature. Al Pacino is the main actor in this movie. So do the supporting actors like Steven Bauer and others. However, Al Pacino is the main star. Al Pacino was interviewed in another talk show. He was asked, “Who is the character of the film you have ever played and which one of you favorite the most?” Al Pacino replied, “I prefer to play Tony from Scarface.”

Although this is a classic movie, this film portrays a real human is. Tony is described as a greedy person and always wants something more. Scarface shows that no matter what human behavior, humans are still blessed to love those around them. However, Tony here just assumes that all can be solved with money.

Machine Gun

This film is purely a lot of the ‘F’ word in it. Probably countless, similar to the Goodfellas movie that many say ‘F’. However, this film teaches us that money never solves the problem. In fact, the happiness and togetherness can’t be bought with money. The happiness is only in the hearts of every human being, however our circumstances and wherever happiness is always there and never replaced with money.


Overall, this film in all aspects is very good indeed. Starting from the theme of lifting drug dealers and a little mafia theme until the lessons we can take from watching this movie. Al Pacino is the star of this movie.

Movie – Pulp Fiction [REVIEW] – I Don’t Smile For Pictures

IMDB Rating: 8,9/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Roger Avary
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson


During this time, only a few Quentin Tarantino movies I watched like Inglourious Basterds, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. 01, and this movie is also included. But, this is a masterpiece made by an intelligent director. How?

Travolta & Jackson

“Pulp Fiction,” tells about of two hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson & John Travolta), Mafia boss (Ving Rhames) and his wife (Uma Thurman), a boxer (Bruce Willis), and two novice robbers (Tim Roth & Amanda Plummer).

Actually, it’s very short to explain what’s going on in this movie. In fact, the description is too short to write. But, what makes this film so masterpiece? For some reason, this movie won a lot of awards like Academy Awards USA in category “Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen,” Golden Globes USA in category “Best Screenplay – Motion Picture,” BAFTA Awards in category “Best Actor in a Supporting Role,” and “Best Screenplay – Original.” This film also beat the best film, Forrest Gump and many people are mad at that fact. I feel sorry after for 23 years just found out if there is a movie like this in that year. Same goes with Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, and other classic movies.

John

One of the uniqueness of this film is the plot of the film that runs in nonlinear. Just like Memento, Pulp Fiction is divided into several parts and runs in a row. However, the film isn’t so confusing to watch. In general, Pulp Fiction is only divided into three parts. This movie seemed to cause the prejudice to be a sense of shock but amazing.

The characters in this movie look very common in general like hitmen, a mafia boss, the mafia wife, robbers, and boxers. However, the script created by Roger Avary and Quentin Tarantino incorporates elements of dark-comedy in each character. Like a boxer rushed by a mob boss but that mob boss was kidnapped by gay, a careless assassin, a mercenary who often quotes some gospel, mafia wife who has a hobby-dancing, so much more. Who knows how many dark-comedy’s in this movie. Quentin Tarantino also didn’t hesitate to feature many famous actors such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and Tim Roth.

Uma Thurman

This movie isn’t like other gangster movies. When compared to the famous gangster movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas, Scarface, or others, you’re wrong. Pulp Fiction isn’t like a gangster movie that many scenes shoot each other. Precisely, Pulp Fiction brings a lot of cool dialogue and some kick-ass. This film is very difficult to explain. Maybe, you better watch it so maybe you can understand.


English, Motherfucker

Overall, if you want to see a scene where the main character performs a full adrenaline or visual effect or something like that, Pulp Fiction doesn’t show something like that. Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece that shows the ins and outs of gangsters with very different perspective. This film is also included in the film that affects the world of cinema.