Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Movie Review: News of the World

Movie: News of the World

Starring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel

Rating: Two thumbs up

It's been a long time since I watched, like, a "normal" movie. But my husband watched it and said it was good, so he "made" me watch it too. And what's not to like? Tom Hanks.. you know?

It's a Western setting... and our dude goes around to all the communities and reads them the news, since they have a hard time getting it any other way. In his travels he comes across a stage coach wreck and rescues a girl who is being transported to her family. After some time he learns that she was was kidnapped by the Indians years back and her Indian family was killed and so now she has been rescued from that situation and is being taken to the only family she now has, an aunt and uncle. It falls on our hero to continue that mission.

And so they have some adventures together and life is rough out there in the Western world, and they bond. And it's adorable. And then comes the time when he has to give her to this family that she doesn't know. 

Here's the trailer:

So yeah, it was a fun movie to watch after not seeing movies for so long. I really love Tom Hanks of course, and the girl they got to play this part was fantastic. Not an easy roll at all.  And of course, the music is fantastic... James Newton Howard. What's not to love there either, right? 

Watch it if you get a chance. If you've already seen, it what did you think?


  1. Did you read the book before you went to see the movie? I got a movie tie-in edition not long ago, so I'm going to read it before seeing the movie. I love Tom Hanks and I've heard good things about the film. Glad you enjoyed it!

    1. I didn't even know there was a book! I'm sure you will enjoy both!



Related Posts with Thumbnails