Review on ” The Sixth Sense” and “The Castle”


The Sixth Sense (1999)                      The Castle (1997)

In the review this week I am going to share on how does horror movie can be that scary to many people. In the movie ” The Sixth Sense” it is not an exact horror movie but there are a few scenes that scare me a bit. For example, the scene where the little girl who was poisoned by her step-mother came into Cole’s little sanctuary. Sometimes when a horror movie is unpredictable, it will be very scary because you won’t know what is going to happen next. This reminds me that in one of Dr.Goh’s IO Psychology class, he said that people use to experience the sense if fear when the can see clearly the situation that they are going to experience next. Besides, one of the very successful strategy that scares you in horror movie is their background music and the loudness of the scene when they tried to scare you. There is some scene where they will increase the volume during the particular scene till very loud and most of the time you are being scare by the sound instead of the scene itself. Why does it works? Well from what I had learn in the Biopsychology class, humans are afraid of loud noise since we were born. So that is why in horror movie you will first experience to the loud noise first then only followed by the scary scene.

Next in the movie of “The Castle”, I think that this story actually portray a father that is positive to most of the situation. His unconditioned love shows that he is a great father. In the movie, even his son just dig a hole that seems nothing special but in his father’s eyes, it is something very special. During dinner time, no matter what his wife cooked he will always praise his wife’s cooking. This shows that he is a supportive husband that give full support to his wife in her hobbies. To Daryll ( the father), his daughter was the jewel of him because she graduated with a certificate and she is his pride. His second son Steven likes to invent things. He was also proud of him because Steven can come up with things that is unusual. Last but not least is his eldest son who is at jail, Daryll never give up on him even though he is jail. This movie also show that the bonding of a family is very important to keep each other close. One of the favorite quote that I got from this movie is “a home is not built with bricks and stone but love and memories”.


Review on the movie ” Mississippi Burning”

Mississippi Burning (1988)



This is a movie about Racism that was going on in the state of Mississippi in America where three young boys were missing on the way the the town of Mississippi. The residence at the town were extreme racist. They treated the black people unfairly but they told the media they are treating them equally. The residence ‘ Discriminate‘ against the black people by burning their house, beat them up and uses some inhuman way to torture the black people. Discrimination is defined as a negative action toward members of specific groups. The movie had portray the seriousness of discrimination at the place. The white people even kill the black people without reason and when they were being charge for burning one of the black people’s home, the judge did not found them guilty for vandalize. It has clearly show that the unfairness between the black people and the white people.

After, this movie I actually recall back that few months ago a racism incident happened in the world of football. Liverpool’s striker Luis Suarez and abuse his words against Manchester United’s defender Patrice Evra. Suarez actually called Evra as nigger which he gives excuse that it was normal back in his country. Racist had actually happened in this incident and the striker was being banned for 8 matches which I think was a right thing punish him. The movie also make me to think back that why should we think that our race is better then another race? Our blood are same in color, we also have a pair of eyes, a nose , a mouth and a pair of ears. The only thing that is different is our skin color but does it really matter? try to imagine that u bought two sweets of a same brand, flavor but the only difference is the paper wrap. Why on earth we will throw away one of the sweets when both are same in neither brand and flavor?

Review on the Movie “Forget Paris”

Forget Paris (1995)



This is a love story of Mickey and Ellen. The way the meet each other is quite unusual so to speak because while Mickey try to send his father’s body to be buried in Paris the aircraft company lost his father’s body. Ellen found Mickey’s father 2 days later and here the moment where Mickey starts to fall for Ellen. I think that this is very nice movie because like Dr. Goh had mention in class that all love story ends when they started their new life either is a marriage or a new relationship. However, in this movie they actually portray what happened after a marriage and how do the couple trying to cope with it. You can actually see the real problem that people is facing currently.

The second thing that I wanted to share is unconditioned love. In many successful relationship people always said that you will need unconditioned love to be successful. But, do you know that behind every unconditioned love, you will need to sacrifice a lot. Unconditioned love seems to be very common in a relationship but how many couple that really love his or her partner unconditionally? Nowadays, some couples end their relationship because they think that their partner did not give enough unconditioned love to them. In the movie, when Mickey trying to pick up his job as a referee again and he was arguing with Ellen. He thinks that Ellen is not understanding enough. If Mickey ever put himself in the shoe of Ellen, he would appreciate Ellen’s sacrifice for him by quitting her job in Paris and moved all the way to America. Ellen even choose Dallas instead of Paris to hope that Mickey will agree to move with her to a new place due to her job requirement. Sometimes, we should really take a step back and think of what our partner had done for us instead of just keep complaining that our partner had not make enough sacrifices for us.

A quote that I think is very beautiful from this movie by Mickey is: “No place is home without your love ones being with you together”……..

Movie Review on ” The Whale Raider”

The Whale Rider (2002)



From this movie, I have noticed that what I had learnt in Social Psychology which is the power of ingroup. In the Maori tribe, they actually represented a ingroup that is strong because of the unity of the people. In the scene where whales are being stranded to the shore, the Moari people had tried that best to save the whales. The people give all their efforts to save the whale because they are from the same ingroup and all of them believe that they are responsible to save the whales. If one of them who is not from the ingroup they may give some effort as well but they might not hang on until the end.

Secondly, the theory of cognitive dissonance as Dr.Goh mention at the end of the class also struck into my mind. Sometimes, when you think that doing something that is morally correct but it is against the rules will you choose to still do it or just give it up? In this movie, Pilkea‘s grandfather had actually portray this theory indirectly. In this Maori tribe, their tradition for them to choose a leader has to be a dominant male figure. As a result, Pilkea’s grandfather (Paka) just cannot accept the tradition being broken even though Pilkea had all the qualities to become the leader of the tribe. Personally, I think that following a traditional is good but sometimes you just have some exceptional in some circumstances. In the movie, Pilkea actually showed her qualities of being the new chief but Paka tried to denied because of the tradition of the tribe. If we step back and take a view from the other angle, what is the problem if we break the rules of choosing a women as our leader. We should open our view that as long as the leader is someone with qualities and can lead us forward, why not choosing her as our leader even she is a women.

A quote that I wanted to share after this movie is a quote that I believed many people are familiar with which is ” Rules are meant to be broken“.