“Man on Fire”
Looking for a good movie to watch? I recommend “Man on fire”! This movie has a mixture of sad, emotional parts and action parts. That makes the movie sweet and spicy! It teaches you of some the awful dangers that there are in this world that is full of lunatics. It also has deception! It is a really enjoyable movie that can change how you look at things. It can change some of your views of life! My overall rating for this wonderful movie is five out of five stars.
The main characters would be John W. Creasy, which is played by Denzel Washington. Creasy was a former U.S. Marine Force Recon officer who is hired to be a bodyguard. Lupita Martin Ramos, “Pita”, is the other main character, who is played by Dakota Fanning. She is the nine-year-old girl that Creasy is a bodyguard for. Throughout the film, these two form a close friendship. Creasy was given the job of being a bodyguard for Pita by her parents, Samuel and Lisa Martin Ramos. The film is about how Creasy became the bodyguard of Pita because of all the kidnapping happening in Mexico, which is where they lived. Horrendous people would kidnap kids and ask for ransom money. Since Samuel and Lisa were wealthy, this put Pita at risk of getting kidnapped! That is why they hired Creasy to watch over and take care of Pita. But the unfortunate happens when Pita gets kidnapped! There many dreadful guys who took part in the kidnapping of Pita but there was one guy in particular who was in charge of it all. He was known as “The Voice”. The rest of the film is about how Creasy tries to find out what happened to Pita and to see if she’s alive… or… dead! Does he find her? Well to find that out, you will have to watch the movie! If you love surprise twists, you will be surprised by the twist that this movie has for you in the end!
The overall theme of this movie is to never give up. Creasy doesn’t give up! He keeps trying to find Pita no matter what it takes. It should teach everybody to never give up! This film is full of action and adventure; it even has its sad moments! So if you are a fan of action movies, this is a film you should really watch! It also has violence, murders, and some use of foul language. This film is Rated-R, but if you are under 18 without an adult and you are comfortable with films that have these types of things, then I say you should really watch this movie! Trust me, you won’t regret it!
There was a part in the movie that I find very interesting.*CAUTION: could be a spoiler alert! Ends where I put a 5 stars* It was when Creasy was driving Pita somewhere and there was a car behind them that seemed to have been following them for quite a while. Pita sensed this and so she wrote the car’s license plate number down in her little journal. This action shows that she already knew part of what to do if she felt she was being followed by a possible kidnapper. That also shows how often those kidnappings must be happening if Pita must already be at least a little bit prepared at her age.***** Another thing I like about this movie is the close bond or friendship that Pita formed with Creasy. In the beginning, Creasy didn’t really want to even try to be friends with Pita, he just wanted to do his job and that was all. It was as if he had put up a huge wall between him and Pita. But Pita was able to break through that wall and become really good friends with Creasy. The determination Creasy had to find Pita shows how much he cared for her and it shows just what a dramatic change that Pita surprisingly made in Creasy’s life. Those parts weren’t really my favorite parts, just parts that I really liked or found interesting. I can’t choose just a certain part in the movie to be my favorite; the whole movie in general was my favorite, not just a few parts!
This was such a marvelous movie that I do recommend watching! It teaches you quite a few things. It informs you of the dreadful dangers in some parts of the world that you probably didn’t even think were as big of a problem as they truly are! It shows you that sometimes you can’t even trust the people closest to you. It shows you what any man will do if he never gives up, especially if he really cares about what he is searching for. This movie will be really exciting to watch, and it will touch your heart.