Excerpt: It says a lot about the strength of Golding's story that this film manages to overcome some of the stilted acting by the young cast, which noticeably improves as the film progresses. Indeed, the opening scenes feel noticeably off, especially the actor playing the key role of Jack. Thing pick up considerably as the cracks in the group start to develop, though Jack never truly convinces, but the story has lost none of its power and disturbing truth ( is it a coincidence...
Excerpt: Thank you Criterion for releasing this version of Lord Of The Flies on blu ray. It is the story of how some young boys are stranded on a desert island by themselves and how they are reduced to savages. I was very happily surprised with the PQ as knowing this was made very inexpensively I was not expecting it to be this good. The image is sharp and well defined. A treat for your eyes. The audio is very clear also. Nice set of extras.
Excerpt: A few years ago, at my environmental protection job, I shared an office with one of the law enforcement officers in my unit and found myself listening to this co-worker's police scanner on a near daily basis. If you spend enough time overhearing transmissions on a police scanner, you might, as I did, eventually begin to thank the stars above for the presence of police officers and for the legal system in our society.
Excerpt: The film Lord of The Flies is a study of the human condition seen and experienced through the eyes of children from novel of same name by William Golding-1954. The twist being that these young male adolescents are marooned on an island dependent solely upon themselves for every decision made...good, bad, or indifferent setting a perfect climate for anarchy. That said, Lord of The Flies has good direction, a solid script and surprisingly good acting.