Stand and Deliver Reaction Paper
By: Princess Ong
The movie stand and deliver was inspired by a true story. The fact that it is realistic, further initiates the possibility of improving at something, which I think was the main point of this movie. The movie started with the East of Los Angles Scene, things weren’t pretty. Crime and corruption was obviously rampant and emphasized. Children were not properly equipped with education, and were prone to live a life of obscenity if the areas education system was not improved. This particular person with the thick glasses; Jaime Escalante, wanted to make a change, he was completely determined to change the system and challenge the students to a higher level of achievement. And after trials and even a heart attack he had managed to succeed expectations. I think that this show was another testimony of the saying said by Napoleon Bonaparte “The only limitations you have, are those you acknowledge”. I think that if you balance motivation, determination, hard work and a little luck, you can achieve anything. Although the movie was a bit old, the ideas never get old to me. Apart from the stories lesson, the cliché part of the whole scene of what was happening came across to me as cheesy. The thick accents were also a hindrance to understand the movie; I just wished it had subtitles. Also the filming was mediocre, low quality. The making of the movie was not that impressive but the story was. This in my opinion, are one of those movies you watch intentionally not for entertainment, but for your own personal gain. The motivating factor and the cheesy stereotypic scenes depicted add to either its deterioration or common interest amongst viewers. The ending was sort of expected, but I would be happy that it ended that way. Overall I think the movie was good in terms of substance. The movie is questionable though for people that seek more of an entertainment factor both from the quality of the movie and/ its uniqueness among...
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