The Green Mile (1999) (mini-review++)

794full-the-green-mile-screenshot-1.png(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 7

effects 7

editing 7

writing 7

SW SCORE: 36

3.6 out of 5 🐙

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At least 82 Stephen King stories have been made into films. That’s what Google says. I have no idea why a precise figure can’t be reached but oh well. The guy tells a good story. This tale a nice bit of southern magic realism. The evil guys get their comeuppance. The good guys get what they need and some get more. It’s a fine little story. It’s not the best King adaptation and it’s not the worst. It’s just good. I could have done without the prologue and epilogue bits, though.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

 

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