Dead Poets Society – Editorial/Review

posterAs I Browsed the shelf’s at my local record store turned video store I came across a movie called “Dead Poets Society.” Two things you should know about me. First, I love movies made in the 80’s, I feel like they just don’t make movies like that anymore. Second I’m very critical about film. I see film as subjective and love debating film with my friends.

I get home and put it on the stack of movies I still have to watch. You see most people they go to the store and buy a dvd and enjoy a movie night, Or throw it on their shelf and intent on watching it later. Not me, I but 5 – 9 movies at one time and have about 73 movies waiting to be watched. So I set it with the other 80, being I just got 7 more movies. I thought about it and decided to watch it.

Now before it started I knew Robin Williams was in the movie but I was shocked when I seen one of my favorite actors Ethan Hawke, and some familiar faces like Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles, Norman Lloyd and Kurtwood Smith. I could feed you the synopsis,  “English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.”

Whats wrong? Synopsis not doing it for you? Me neither. Robin Williams plays John Keating, a new english teacher for an all boys school and the students take to john and find out that john went to the school him self back in the day. In doing so they found out about the Dead Poets Society. That was where John and his friends would sit around in a cave and read poetry. The has underlining story where Josh Charles’s character Knox falls for a local girl and runs in to her boyfriends fists. But I digress…

The story takes a crazy turn for the worst. The story is littered with another side story with Robert Sean Leonard’s character Nail and Nail’s overbearing father Mr. Perry played my no other then Kurtwood Smith. Knowing the twist in the movie, I rustled with would i spoil it. I Choose not to. I gave this movie a 6 out of 10.


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