After a plane crash leaves him stranded on an island, a Fed Ex employee (Tom Hanks) must find a way to survive the conditions and not lose hope even after being stranded there for four years.
What I liked
It was interesting to see the different strategies that Tom Hanks had to use in order to survive on the island. Whether it was making a spear to hunt for food, starting a fire by rubbing sticks together, or using the items from the Fed Ex boxes to create a raft, it was certainly entertaining to watch how he was going to approach each problem. I thought he did a good job acting as well, even when he was going insane toward the end of his stay at the island.
What I didn’t like
I felt that this movie did not have enough action to keep me entertained. It dragged on for too long and was very boring at certain parts. There were also a few scenes that were unrealistic as well. For example, the fact that he survives some pretty vicious storms on nothing but a raft made of logs, and the fact that a ship happens to come traveling right by him after he gets out on the ocean. I was also pretty upset that Wilson did not survive to the end.
This movie received a 7.6/10 on IMDB, a 90% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 80% from the audience.
Maybe it is just personal preference, but I did not find this movie overly enjoyable. I just thought that it dragged on too long and didn’t have enough action. Generally I am a fan of survival stories, but this one just didn’t do it for me. I have to give this movie a 2.5/5.
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