Film Synopis: Dr. Nate Samuels (Idris Elba) and his two teenage daughters, Meredith (Iyana Halley) and Norah (Leah Jeffries) themselves hunted by a massive rogue Lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but ONE Apex predator!
Trav’s Critique on “BEAST” ➡️ I can write this review on an array of topics, and they call can be addressed on what the lion is known widely for and not only just in Africa, but in general; and that is for being nicknamed “The King of the Jungle.” But, let me ask you something? Do you think that nickname is only meant for male lions? Do you think that it extends to female lions as well? This movie like every other film that I watch, I ALWAYS pull a very crucial underlying message from the film that I don’t think that even the writers who write the scripts for all of the films that I have seen take a very deep dive into the script that I do to make a connection to what the film is about and the message that is trying to portray to is audiences across the globe.
When I write my reviews, I wrote to put ideas into your mind to have you really ponder and think and NOT just watch a movie and get it over with because something sparked an interest inside of you to want to see the film. You saw or heard something about a particular film to have it pique your interest to want to watch it. This film BEAST, to me, was almost like watching Liam Neeson’s 2011’s film The Grey. Do you all recall that film?
Where was he out stranded in Alaska trying to survive with other men against a pack of wolves? BEAST was NOT as adrenaline-rushing as The Grey was because, candidly speaking I was not on the edge of my seat and covering my eyes or biting my nails, doing things waiting for the next shoe to drop or waiting for the lion or lions to attract or come at someone unexpectedly. At times, in films such as these, things like that do happen and DO most definitely catch me off guard and I will admit, I do like that element because it keeps me on my toes, but when I am in that panicked state the precise moment that it happens – no, I am still rocked to my core and in shock like the rest of the theater who got that same jolt of panic and disbelief of what they just saw on screen and it felt real to them.
THAT is a movie – when your audience can feel what the actor had to pretend to feel to make the film for US – THAT IS A REAL MASTER AT THEIR CRAFT! That’s the magic to me! Two things that disappointed me about the film. The first, I was rather disappointed at how the name of the film BEAST came onto the screen. I saw it in the Dolby Cinema and even if I hadn’t, I’d still be very disappointed at the way the title of the film came onto the screen, it just came on ever so slowly as BEAST really small; not tiny – but overall, still small. If it was me, I would have at least had the lions claw marks coming across the screen or the word, BEAST like they did on all the movie posters – at least they would have been being consistent with it. Secondly, there is NO way a person is going to kick a lion in the head or face and they keep their limbs! There is NO way that a lion tries to attack people in a jeep, and everyone comes out unscathed with hardly no injuries! I felt they could have made the film a LOT more realistic than that of what I saw!
I have never been in a real-life situation like this before ever, but let’s be realistic – that just does not happen! Speaking on the characters in the film: Dr. Samuels’ two daughters in the film were quite opposite where one could be labeled as a beast and the other as a kitty cat. Dr. Samuels oldest daughter, Mer, she will make you have mixed emotions about her throughout the film, I will tell you that right now off the bat! That girl is ON FIRE and do you know why? It’s because she has unresolved issues with her father, and I will leave it at that and what can that do? Turn us into something that we are not: possibly a beast and have us run everyone away from us who love us?
WHO is THEE REAL King – or Survivor of them all? #TonightWithTrav