Sunday, 27 September 2009

Forrest Gump

"Why don't you love me Jenny? I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is."
-Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump-

A romantic movie about a man with an IQ of 75 (that's horribly, horribly low if you asked me, the average person has an IQ of about 100; mine is 154 - you could say I'm showing off but that's Mensa verified!) who falls in love with his childhood friend, Jenny.

If you asked me; I'd say the most interesting part is how he, despite being stupid (yes, he's kinda stupid; you can't deny that), got the chance to visit the White House and treats seeing the president as an everyday life kind of thing, plus, he was on the national ping-pong team, got an honor medal for his outstanding service in the army, and even got to go on national television and talk to John Lennon.

Then, he establishes a shrimping company called Bubba Gump, which is apparently one of the leading companies in the country, and has his photo plastered on magazines. His partner then tells him he got them invested in a 'fruit company' and that they won't have to worry about money no more (Little did he know that the 'fruit company' in question was actually Apple. You know, the one that sells Macs and iPods and stuff).

He then becomes a - quote - 'godzillionaire'. That's millionaire for you. And because his late mother told him "there's only this much money a man actually needs; the rest is for showing off", he actually donates a huge sum to hospitals and stuff, and gives 50% of his earnings to Bubba's (his best friend who died in war) family. And, because he "didn't need the money" and because he "enjoyed doing it so much", he decided to mow lawns for free.

Yep, and that's how, a man with an IQ of 75, gets awsomely lucky in life.

Makes all of us high-IQ people feel dumb, huh?

Oh, and yes, as how most romance dramas end, Forrest and Jenny finally got married.

Overall, it's a pretty neat movie, seeing how everything eventually falls into place in the end. It kinda gives you the message that you don't necessarily have to be smart to be successful in life; all you need is a good heart, obedience, perseverance, and a little bit of luck.

I'd recomend you watch it.

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