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5.0 out of 5 stars what a movie!
What a movie is right! the story of outcast jeremey/powder is an amazing touching yet creppy story. when his preggant mother carries Jeremy inside her she is stroked by lighting, she gives birth to electricity itself. Jeremy is made of electricity and raised by his grandparents and lives in there basment till he is a teen. when he is taken from his world by a headmistress...
Published on Feb 17 2004 by Linda Rowell
3.0 out of 5 stars Come on, people! It's a good movie, but not THAT good.
I liked Powder. It's not a great movie--there are a few too many problems for that accolade. But it is creative in a number of respects, and certainly worth seeing. I must admit, however, that having recently seen that creepy interview with Michael Jackson, he might have seen this movie too, and his skin bleachings may well be proof.
First, the flaws. There's a...
Published on Feb 8 2003 by Maine Writer
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a movie!,
This review is from: Powder (DVD)What a movie is right! the story of outcast jeremey/powder is an amazing touching yet creppy story. when his preggant mother carries Jeremy inside her she is stroked by lighting, she gives birth to electricity itself. Jeremy is made of electricity and raised by his grandparents and lives in there basment till he is a teen. when he is taken from his world by a headmistress of a troubled boys school, she finds that he is a most unique being. Jeremy discovers the pain outside of his home, discovers love and sees the terrible truth about this place he was born into.
The music is beautiful and Powder/Jeremy is really an amazing character! love love this movie! should have one something for anything!! it's just awesome! but i warn some over protective parents about the film... if are afraid to show your children nudity this isn't the best film to show them. there is a scence where powder is naked but the film only cutsa few parts of his body out of the picture I'm just warning that this alittle close to show real nudity in the film....thats all but most of the film is okiedokie for most people! enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Pouvoir du cerveau humain.,
This review is from: Powder (DVD)Bonjour,
Ce film comporte vraiment des scènes très touchantes, on peut remarquer aussi les capacités phénoménales du cerveau de l'humain. J'ai bien aimé
la débrouillardise et certaines réactions de l'acteur principal. Très bon film.
5.0 out of 5 stars Better then i remembered,
This review is from: Powder (DVD)Great movie and was glad to be able to find a copy of it. I saw it when it came out but seeing it again now with a different set of eyes showed me how good this movie actually was and i was able to understand more of what the message actually was. The director is a sleaze but that shouldn't condemn this movie. I could watch this again and again.
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AND THE MUSIC IS HAUNTINGLY ADDICTIVE,
This review is from: Powder (DVD)Powder is one of those movies that you can watch over and over and never tire from watching. Jeremy (Powder) is a young man who not by choice has been given a gift. He is taken from his home after the death his Father/Grandfather. He uses his gift for good when he can and it can get out of hand when he is hurting or angry. He experiences his first taste of being love by a young girl and faces the prejudices of the world just because he is different. If I tell you about the movie it will ruin it for you and you will be missing one of the very best movies. The music in Powder is written by Jerry Goldsmith who has written many of the songs to some of the best movies. For anyone who is trying to get the Soundtrack to Powder and cannot as it is almost impossible to find. Amazon.ca has the CD 40 Years of Film Music by Jerry Goldsmith, this CD on Disc 4 I believe Song 9 has The Theme From Powder it is over 4 Minutes and although not from the Movie I actually enjoy it much better. I put it on my MP3 and can play it several times. It is one of those rare Haunting Melodies you never get tired of. So if you can't get the Original Soundtrack this CD is one of the best or you can Download it. I believe the Philharmonica Orchestra plays this song, it is one very powerful song. The Over-The-Hill Harry Potter Fan or on Ebay I am under the Category (Hard To Find, lol). Definitely get this movie, you will not regret it.
5.0 out of 5 stars All Things Are Possible,
This review is from: Powder (DVD)One thing that Powder brings to mind is that humanity has failed. Humanity has been succumbed to insatible greed, violence, destruction, religious fundamentalism in a bid to have dominance, power and control over others, so insecure male supremacists can play people for fools while laughing all the way to the bank. Most of the customers who gave this movie a bad review, are more or less likely to be racist, sexist, homophobic, and were angered by the movies' universal themes for they found their faults through Powder's character. It is irrelevant whether or not "god" is simply energy that relays from live form to another. The message in this movie is that humans before male supremacy were loving, caring, empathetic, sympathetic, open-minded, intellectuals whose values were not the least bid superficial or materialistic. Their motives for being was working for leisure, living for pleasure, enjoying one another, laughing and loving and reflecting upon themselves and others around them. People must take the time to connect with others as well as the universe and maybe then the human race will finally stumble OUT of the Dark Ages of which we still reside today. Jerald Brockert wrote the best review of this movie and emphasized that those who feared this movie (as I have come to notice) are incredibly prejudiced and narrow-minded, and can only feel "superior" to others by destroying the lives of otehrs. Powder represented what humanity was and what it should return to being. Living for living. I, personally, don't take any pleasure in destroying the lives of others and if you do, then I don't recommend you watch this film for you are the very evil that you feared most seeing reflected in this film. Having suffered immense discrimination for my "liberal-minded" views, my being mixed-race, and being female as well, I can relate to Powder on every level of this film.
All of the scenes were well-planned. It was a pleasure to finally see de-sexualized women as full human beings and not sex objects to be raped for the picking nor properties of men but contributors to human society. Jeff Goldblum was outstanding as the science teacher. Mary Steinburger, although having good intentions, still did not do what she thought best for Powder giving him a supposedly "adequate" home.
I believe that if you have the humanity and compassion, which most of us all lacking, to cry then you truly are human. Those of us who are selfish, arrogant, and narrow-minded enough to think we are superior to others because of "what" we are as opposed to what one thinks, is a pathetic excuse of existence on Earth. If we keep whining about violence, racism and prejudice then let's do something about it...eliminate it...if you're down with capitalism or supremacy of any RACE...then let Powder set the example that with compassion, empathy, and an "attached" vision with which to look at the world we can overcome all.
Brilliant, stunning, captivating, and remarkably touching for those of us with even a little humanity inside. Powder will remind us all that our technology has surpassed our humanity. That in the end we are all connected to one another. If you are MATURE, a FreeThinker, with your own sense of individuality, never longing to be oppressed by any ideology, or fundamentalist behavior (like our beloved Muslim terrorists or capitalist junkies) than liberate yourself, free your soul and try just being HUMAN for once in your life...
An eye-opener...Powder plays on your fears like Madonna plays on feminism.
I dedicate this movie to intellectuals, women, goths, gays, lesbians, Jews, political activists, children and those who dare to open their minds.
1.0 out of 5 stars 1 star is way too generous.,
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This review is from: Powder (DVD)This is easily one of the worst movies i have ever seen in my life. I am all but shocked that they even financed this movie to dvd.
Avoid like the plague. Stay as far away as possible from this movie. Much like young ones should stay as far away as possible from the director.
5.0 out of 5 stars very deep,profound,one of a kind movie...period,
This review is from: Powder (DVD)THE MOVIE PER SE IT'S A PHENOMENA FILM AND SHOULD HAVE RECIEVED UNIQUE AWARDS, BUT I REGARD THIS MOVIE IS MARVELOUS AND "ACADEMY AWARDS" WOULD ONLY MAKE THE GENERAL PUBLIC CRITIZED ON IT OR TRY TO COPY IT IN A WAY...BUT IN NO DOUBTS THE MOVIE "TOUCHED ME, AND I KNOW MANY "MANY" MORE PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE. THEREFORE I STILL WATCHED THIS MOVIE.. I RECOMMEND WATCHING IT BY YOURSELF (JUST A BETTER VIBE & NO CRYING IN FRONT OF YOUR GIRL-FRIEND) BUT IT PLAIN TEACHES YOU THE BASIC ESSENTIALS OF LIFE AND HOW WE ALL SHOULD CHERISHED ONE ANOTHER AND NOT HATE OR STEREOTYPE ANY ONE,JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR APPEARENCES,STYLES,WAY OF LIFE AND INTELLIGENCE. WE SHOULD ALL FIND OUT ONE ANOTHER INNER DEPTHS AND SOCIAL VIEWS, WHICH IN "FINIS" WERE ALL THE SAME, AND WERE ALL BUT CONFUSED WITH EACHOTHER..."QUOTE"THE GIRL/JEREMY "THE GIRL TELLS HIM WHAT DO YOU SEE IN EVERYBODY'S MIND? HE REPLIES THAT THERE ALL CONFUSED, BUT THERE ALL CONNECTED."
OVERWHELMING,MAGICAL,AMAZING AND BEST FILM SINCE 1995-PRESENT.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very prophetic and touching movie.,
This review is from: Powder (VHS Tape)Beautiful and inspiring movie. Heart-felt & soulful.
It makes one contemplate, what really is important
in life? It touches on man's inhumanity, and cruelty to
his fellow man.
5.0 out of 5 stars God-like man in ape-like society,
This review is from: Powder (VHS Tape)What would happen if a being with an I.Q. off the measuring scale ,and near god-like powers, were born in rural Texas? Why, he would automatically be labeled as a freak, defective, retardate, and deviant, of course!
That's the message of this message film, namely, that all you have to do to be denigrated and dehumanized in most of American society is to be "different." Whether that difference makes you fundamentally superior or inferior to the norm is irrelevant- all that matters is the fact that one is different. If you don't "smell right" to the dominant ape-like personalities in charge, then you must be rejected and driven out. I wish that I could say that the hateful characters in this film came across as cartoonish, but the fact is that they do not- they are perfect examples of the American norm. Even the more intelligent and sympathetic characters, such as Mary Steenburgen's character, participate in the dehumanization by mindlessly following the rules like good "professionals." So, what you have here are the two extremes of human evolution, the god-like man, and the ape-like majority.
While it is the writing and message that stands out in this film, the special effects and the quality of dramatic acting are also far above the average. There are scenes here that you never forget: the father's rejection in the hospital, the "friends don't" scene in the councilor's office, the wedding ring scene, the dieing deer scene.... Any one of them would have made a film memorable, but all together they make this a classic.
The film isn't all together depressing by any means. It is about hope. It shows what man may yet become, by contrasting the ideal with the all-too-prevalent current state of the species. As Jeff Goldblum states at the end, "I see you and I think that one day our humanity may one day surpass our technology."
I've found that there are few neutral opinions on this movie- people tend to either love it or hate it. The people that hate it seem to have a problem with the basic humanity and honesty of the character- they want to attack him too. Watch it with a friend- it will tell you if that person is worth keeping as a friend....
5.0 out of 5 stars Sean Patrick Flannery,
This review is from: Powder (DVD)This movie is really amazing, I love it. Just wanted to mention that Sean Patrick Flannery is an incredible actor and another kick ass movie he's in is called "Suicide Kings" with Christopher Walken...it's definitely a must see. :)
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