Essential plot rundown: The lives of a few guards are changed when a new prisoner is brought into their care. So, like a lot of movies, this has been on my "to see" list for a while. But, after Michael Clarke Duncan's tragic passing, I had to move it to the top, right above Spawn. (Weird, huh?)
I don't have much to say about this other than see it. Now. This was an amazing movie, truly touching. The story is good. And the acting is great. I loved everyone and believed them in their roles. Everybody, major or minor character, was spot on. I grew to know these people and care for them. Except for Percy; him, I grew to hate. I don't think I have hated somebody that much in a long time. Every time he would come on screen, I would get sick in my stomach and expect him to do something awful. And, that is how good the acting/writing was. The movie runs just shy of 3 hours, but never did I feel like it was dragging.
I really only had one complaint. Whenever John Coffey used his gift, it was too supernatural. I understood why certain things would happen, but it still drew me out of the movie for a second. By the end, I kind of got use to it. But, I still felt that it was a little too much.
So, I would highly recommend this movie. Everything about it is amazing, specifically the acting. And I couldn't help but think of Jesus as I was watching this. A great film.
But that's just my opinion...