Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Descendants (2011) Movie Review

The movie tells of the tale of a sole heir where the family has a trust that owns lots of land in Hawaii. They usually sold lands to big entrepreneurs where it will be developed to house vacation resorts, golf courses and the likes of it.

The tale also tells of the harsh reality of life where despite living in a vacation spot where most people call it paradise, the people that live in the land are not immune to pain and heartache and the need to earn a living. And so that's where the movie begins.

The sole heir of the trust is called Matt King (whom George Clooney plays) where his wife is in a coma due to a boating accident. The wife's condition was not getting better and the decision to pull the plug was imminent. Matt, not knowing on how to take care much of his youngest daughter, he brought back home his eldest daughter to help who was at boarding school. Soon afterwards, when resolving why his eldest daughter, Alexandra (played by Shailene Woodley), was not in good terms with his mother, he discovered that the reason for the argument was actually because his wife was cheating on him.

Out of partial rage and feeling a need of obligation, he was determined to find out who the person was and decides to confront him. In addition to having the urge of finding out what kind of guy that is, he also wanted to give him the chance to say goodbye to his wife while she's still hook to the machine that's keeping her alive.

And that's it! That's the story in brief.

The show to me was kind of dry and although there were few interesting bits, the only best thing about the movie to me was that it starred George Clooney. I would rate this movie a mere 2.5 stars out of 5.


Charmaine Pua said...

Haha but George Clooney so old d :/

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Still, his acting is good. :)