The Power of One

 What is The Power Of One about?

Set in South Africa during WWII and the apartheid, a young boy must come to terms with the hardships of life early and grow into a man who will change his country forever.The Power of One Africa

 

What is the one thing that motivates me with The Power of One?

I love the quotes in this movie, there are so many.  Most, if not all are so inspiring.  There are quotes about life and courage, hardship and progress.

 

Who is my favorite character?  Why?

My favorite character would have to be protagonist Peekay who is played 3 actors, Guy Witcher (7 years old), Simon Fenton (12) and Stephon Dorff (18).  The trials and the tribulation he goes through and eventually comes out on top is admirable.  Everybody else would come out of his situation reeling from almost a traumatic upbringing.  He is so wise for a young man, granted he’s had a couple of Buddhas for mentors but still, quite impressive.

 

What this movie’s famous line?

Morgan Freeman as Giel Peet

Spoken by Geel Piet played by Morgan Freeman.  These are words of encouragement that Geel Piet tells the protagonist Peekay when he doubts himself because of his size.

“Little beat big when little is smart.  First with the head, then with the heart.”

 

What elemental message do I see?

That in reality life is a struggle.  We can take some huge knocks and still flourish.  We have to learn to deal with pain and learn from it, grow from it, just like Peekay has done.  It also made me realize that I’m not grateful enough for the life I’ve been given.  I complain about my life when really, others less fortunate are living in countries with political turmoil and war.

 

What do the critics think?

Who cares, I love it!

 




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