14 February 2010 | LuvDanzMES
Movie Review of Heart of Darkness
Movie Review for Heart of Darkness The movie Heart of Darkness is a movie that will really confuse you if you have not read the book first. There are many things that occurred in the book but never happened in the movie. This was kind of disappointing because this is the only movie ever made of this book. This movie stars John Malkovich, Tim Roth, James Fox, and Isaach de Bankole. This movie is taken place from Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness and it is set in the 1890s in England and Africa. A seaman by the name of Marlow (Tim Roth) is sent up the Congo River in order to search for an ivory trader by the name of Mr. Kurtz (John Malkovich). But the company thinks that the ivory trader is either dead or has turned into a native. When Marlow arrives he finds that Mr.Kurtz has become a completely different person. This is because of his increase in power and his disease.
I recommend reading the book before watching the movie. Mainly because like I said earlier some of the events that take place in the book never happen in the movie which can cause confusion while watching it. The only reason I knew what was missing and why it made sense was because I had read the book before seeing the movie. I will say though if you do read the book and there are some parts you are not quite sure what happened. The movie can more than likely help you to actually see what Conrad was trying to write in the novel. I really hope you do take the time to see this movie. It is one that has forever changed the way movies are made and the book itself is one that is still being analyzed for more interpretations of what the book was actually meant to sound like.