Just because both a Move Me and a Movie are excellent examples of #ReelScience and are entertaining – they are not the same.
“ Fast Colors is about being able to see your purpose.”
Over the last 15-days I have patronized DIRECTV OnDemand and CINEMA services more than I have AMC and I must say my couch gives those theater recliners comfy-competition. Don’t get me wrong, I have lost no love for patronizing the movie theater – in fact, it’s just the opposite, between my homework and career, I have very little time for movie date nights or afternoon solo-movie outings. Thank God for satellite and streaming services. The two movies that have inspired me did so equally; though they affected me differently. One is a#MoveMeand one is a#Movie:
FAST COLOR + US
An array of meaning.
Let’s talk about FAST COLOR first. Do you know Julia Hart?
I didn’t before this film and I love our introductory start.
FAST COLOR is about three generations of women within one family who have a relative supernatural gift that has global healing effects. Bo, (short for Bonnie) the matriarch and is portrayed by Lorraine Toussaint and her gift is being able to transform solids into atom-sized particles and manipulate them. Gugu Mbatha-Raw portrays Ruth, the only child of Bo who bears strong signs of checkered waywardness and self-inflicted hurdles from the past that are on a straight trajectory to the future – unless something changes. Saniyya Sidney portrays Lila; she is the only beloved grandchild of Bo’s and the daughter of Ruth. This film is not a feel-good-family feature in the beginning. To be fair, the opening of the film canvases what looks like a mother/young daughter bond processing before sharp transitional glitches propel the footage into a scene of chaos only including a young girl.
After a few jarring scene snippets at the opening, I figured that the writer/director was trying to piece something together for us; though for me, the pieces did not quite fit. Then ACT 2 brought it all together…literally. Fast Colors is about being able to see your purpose; previsualizing the task before you and working it out accordingly. This family’s life task would not only serve them well in becoming a tighter family unit but it actually offered a huge benefit to the world.
Their family reminded me of the possibilities within my own; I am expecting great achievements from specific family members who are not even aware that they encompass greatness. I cried at the screening of FAST COLOR because it painted a beautiful picture of hope in a time when the world needs it most. I was moved to be a more positive supporter of others who are lost or don’t exactly understand their purpose.
I literally took it to heart and am encouraged to mimic the FAST COLOR art.
Switching gears and reels...
“I took a deep breath and had a cocktail before familial hope was nearly shot to hell.”
Regarding US -- The slow beginning was rough
but it picked up quickly and took on a thicker plot at the end. Not even I expected it and I was prompted with spoilers – by a friend.
Until ACT 2, I almost lost interest when I did not understand the high capacity of the nightmare in the director’s hand.
My initial WHY arose when a mirrored family showed up in the protagonist family yard. Had I known WHY I would have been more scared, but good Lord
I was immovable at the mayhem without my beloved why. My film emotions were in place but were ‘activation’ shy.
Still,I feelI would have enjoyed a little more ACT 1glue, i.e., sub-story insight.
Having said as much, this movie truly deserves all of its accolades and hype.
I enjoyed it in dimensions; Jordan Peel’s talent is quite ripe.
BOTH FILMS yielded fun and refreshing 411 that I wanted to know.
One film made me jump and the other film prompted me to grow.