Skip to main content

K-PAX (film review)

Film: K-PAX
Year: 2001
Genre: Drama, Sci-fi
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack
About: PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

My Review: 
Family movie days are a big thing in my household and my mum chose to watch the film K-PAX as I had never seen it before, not knowing what to think about this film and knowing nothing about it I watched this film completely blind. As a result this is my views on the film from the very first time I have ever seen it.

This film is about a man who is found in a train station who appears from nowhere and is admitted to a mental institution claiming that he is from the planet K-PAX. Knowing things about the universe that he shouldn't the psychiatrist tries to find out who he really is and by use of hypnosis tries to figure out the mans past as well as who he truly is as he doesn't believe the man is from outer space. As you go further into the man's past you come to see that not everything is how it seems and that they only have till the 27th of July to find out the answers before he leaves.

I found this film really interesting to watch and as you watch from the psychiatrist's point of view you are able to see how he is going about trying to find out who PROT is  and the history of his character through the use of hypnosis. Not only this but it leaves the main character PROT a mystery which keeps the watcher entertained and engrossed within the film. As you see the characters develop you start to realise how much PROT means to him and his life before trying to find out what is happening before the date that he says he is leaving. I find this really good as it keeps the audience only understanding from his view and not the man who is the mystery to him as well as to his associates.

This was a film in which I didn't expect to like nearly as much as I did and I would recommend this film to those who like drama movies as well as those who are into sci-fi however more realistic. With K-PAX also being about a mental institution and showing how he is helping those who are within it I would definitely watch this again.

My Rating: 4/5

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryBxYXeu55k

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date on my blogs give my Facebook page a like!
www.facebook.com/AshleighAbsurdBlogger

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My Teacher, My Obsession (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: My Teacher, My Obsession Year: 2018 Genre: Drama, Thriller Directed By: Damian Romay Starring: Lucy Loken, Laura Bilgeri, Rusty Joiner About:  Riley struggles to meet friends after transferring to a new high school where her father is an English teacher. When she meets Kyla, a fellow loner, they become close friends until Riley learns that Kyla is obsessed with her father. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4F3Sn-Xzzo My Review: Wanting a style of film I don't usually watch but do enjoy I decided to watch the stalker movie that is My Teacher, My Obsession  which is based on an English teacher who starts at a new school. However, when one of the students gets obsessed with him she will do anything to be with him including secluding him from everyone else. I liked the foreshadowing at the beginning of the movie which matched up to the ending very well and shows how throughout the movie that this was coming up. I also liked how the film showed how the stude

Sahara (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Sahara Year: 2017 Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy Directed By: Pierre Core Starring: Omar Sy, Louane Emera, Franck Gastambide About:  A young cobra and his scorpion best friend go on a journey across the Sahara desert to save a new-found love Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3IRkT9JsqM My Review: Having a movie day I came across Sahara when on Netflix and having no expectations about this film and also not knowing what it was about I thought that it would be the perfect film to blog about. I did think that this was a cute adventure movie but would be better suited to a younger audience than myself. I found that this film was really sweet that the snake wanted to go across the desert in order to find a snake in which he found he felt a connection with even though they were different kinds and also from different worlds. I also thought by having the girls brother being a drug addict and struggling with wanting more drugs and wanting to leave his sister w

Brave (film review)

Film: Brave Year: 2012 Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy Directed By: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson About:  Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CKcqIahedc My Review: Having not seen Brave in years I thought it would be a perfect movie to watch which would make me feel proud as a Scottish person while watching an animation movie. I really like that this movie has clans which is something that is a huge part of Scotland's past and by having really common Scottish names it gave it more of a Scottish feel to the movie. Having a lead character in which doesn't want to be married off and wants to be her own person I think is a really key thing for people to watch and for children to know that it is okay t