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Lord Of The Flies (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Lord of the Flies
Year: 1990
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Directed By: Harry Hook
Starring: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly
About: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnCn2VTzY90

My Review:
Having not seen the film since I was in high school due to studying the book I decided to give this a watch and found that I still loved the film.

Lord of the Flies is about a group of boys who when they end up on a stranded island try and obey the rules however as time goes on the boys start to become more savage. Will the boys be able to get rescued before it goes too far however?

I think that this film is great at showing a lot of symbolism and foreshadowing throughout the film and showing how without rules in which to follow the human impulses are able to get through which are more violent. Showing the two camps the watcher is able to see how some people are able to stay humble and good while remembering where they came from, where as the other camp was letting into human impulses now that they had no leadership and no form of punishment for being more dark. The symbolism of the beast also highlights how everyone has deamon's inside of them and by letting them out there is a lot of damage in which can be done which is shown by Simon getting killed not long after having seen that the boys thought the monster is really the pilot of the air craft in which they were in prior to the crash. With the ending the boys all hunting Ralph getting rid of the last part of the world outside of the island the watcher gets scared and upon seeing a member of the army on the beach is able to see how the boys realise too late that they were in the wrong and start to grieve what they have done and the member of army realises that the boys were hunting Ralph and has probably killed more people while being stuck there. I feel like this film has a lot to teach people and I like that the acting doesn't overshadow the meaning which is within the film itself.

This is a great film for those who are looking for a film about human savagery and a movie with a greater to it. I would also recommend this film to those who are studying the book as although some of the things are different there is a lot in which is shown which is the same and helps to create a better understanding of the book. I would definitely watch Lord of the Flies again.

My Rating: 4/5

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