Whether or not you’ve seen The If Movie, I’d like to share some things that I didn’t like about it. Some of the issues that I didn’t like include the cinematography, the lack of character diversity, and the lack of distinguishing human beings from other living breathing creatures.
Cinematography is too beautiful
Despite its illustrious pedigree, I found the film a bit too ponderous to be completely engrossing. A hefty tonnage of my time was spent wondering what the heck was being done on the screen. This all started to take a toll in the third quarter. It would have been nice to have a btu or two on tap, and a few more hands free. I also found the sexless females to be a pain to deal with. After all, I am a mother of tweens and one too many in the house is no good for anybody. The movie may not be to everyone’s taste, but a few lucky ones will go home with a few extra smiles. After all, the movie’s a tad bit dated.
Liesel steals books to make herself feel better
During the course of Markus Zusak’s novel, The Book Thief, the reader gets a glimpse of how a young girl named Liesel grows into a “book thief”. This young girl learns to love books not only for their stories, but also for their beauty and power.
The first book Liesel steals is The Grave Digger’s Handbook. This book teaches Liesel about life and death. She decides to hide it under her mattress. This act of thievery propels the rest of the story.
Liesel realizes that she and her family are linked to the Fuhrer. She also realizes that her mother is a communist. The fact that she was sent to a foster home is also a source of fear. The only home she has known is about to be destroyed.
After the first book is stolen, Liesel steals another book from the Hubermann’s house. This act of thievery is dangerous and puts her life at risk. Liesel would have been severely punished for this act. She would also have put Max’s life at risk.
The second book Liesel steals is The Standover Man, which is a story about a man who stands over a man who has fallen. This gives Liesel purpose in her life. She is inspired to become a writer like Max.
Liesel’s mother is forced to foster her because of the Nazi persecution. Liesel takes time to adjust to the new surroundings. She becomes obsessed with books. She also takes time to write letters to the Hubermanns and Frau Hermann. She also writes to Helena Schmidt and Weingartners.
The Hubermanns are housepainter Hans Hubermann and his wife Rosa. They take in Max as well. This relationship develops into a close one. The Hubermanns also take care of Liesel. They also teach her to read.
Unlike many other movies, The Book Thief is not a violent film. Instead, the story is told through the eyes of a young child, so the violence is limited to a few scenes of war violence and schoolyard bullying. The film also does not use graphic violence and instead gives a realistic glimpse of life in Germany during the Third Reich.
The film also softens the Holocaust for the young adult audience. The script includes few profanities, a few swearing terms and repeated name calling. The film also shows the occupants of buildings that have been destroyed by bombs, who appear to have just taken a shower. The film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA.
The film’s main protagonist, Liesel Meminger, is a young girl in 1938 who steals a book, The Gravedigger’s Handbook. The film deals with themes of family, obligation, oppression and friendship. The script is a little slow to start, and the violence is limited to a few scenes. Despite these issues, the film is a good family film. It is also beautifully photographed.
The Book Thief is a great film for parents to take their children to see. It is a good movie that offers a unique glimpse into the lives of ordinary citizens. While it is not a film that should be rushed, the film is a good introduction to the world of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.