For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Documentary Films, here’s a review of I Am Paul Walker (2018) – by Darren of Movie Reviews 101.
Thanks again to Quiggy of The Midnite Drive-In for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Samantha Ellis of Musing of a Classic Film Addict and it is Romantic Films
“This could include any movie with a romantic pairing as the central focus of the plot, be it a comedy, drama, horror, or what have you.”
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Jan by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Samantha!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
Director: Adrian Buitenhuis
Plot: Documentary examining the life of the late actor Paul Walker.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Essential Viewing
Story: I Am Paul Walker starts as we get to see the real friends and family giving us the memories from the early stages of the life of Paul Walker, the people that would be his closest friends, the family who supported him and the history of his family.
We learn how he was a child star that ran out of money and was reluctantly to return to acting, until he learned that he was going to be able to make a massive career out of it and he could continue to live a quiet life style he enjoyed. We see how Paul’s career took off and how he managed with life in the limelight and never let the fame truly get in the way.
Thoughts on I Am Paul Walker
Final Thoughts – Paul Walker is an actor we lost too early in an accident which left his fans in shock. We know about his acting career which is what made us all know him, I Am Paul Walker gets to show us more about his personal life from his childhood, early acting career, charity work and family life. Much like how I Am Heath Ledger did for Heath, this gives us a chance to see the man behind the camera and just how he made the most out of his life with his only addiction being, making the people in his life happy. If you were one of his fans you must be watching this movie because it will show you that he gave back without ever needing to be known for his work.
Overall: Must watch documentary