The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge)(1956)
One of the greatest children's films of all time, this much-loved (mostly dialogue-free) French movie is about a young boy and his toy balloon.
Age group5–14 years
This film I liked, because it was very enticing and also because it shows that kids can live there own life with only a balloon, which I found amazing to watch! In this film, I saw that the lighting is very unique for the film considering the date it was set in. What I also noticed is that the camera angles were very impressive too.
Another thing I liked about the film is that there were some connected friendships going on with the red balloon and the young boy which I found so adorable! But there was a part in the film where I got annoyed because when the blue balloon (which was my favorite character by the way!) came along and then the boy just walked away! the reason why I got annoyed is that I thought the young boy was actually going to make a best friend!
In this film, I didn't like the music I found it quite boring and dismal and it was very cacophony to hear and to listen to because it was quite boring.
My least favorite part is when the bullies pushed the old lady in the dark ally way which I found really impolite and abusive and also caddish to the old lady. Just to make a huge Kerfuffle about it!
My most favorite part is when the boy actually found the "RED" balloon by finding it tied up on a lamp post, and the way to get it is actually to climb the pole!. Which made me think maybe the young boy tied it up himself? Or maybe a random stranger tied it up? Who knows?
The part that made me the most upset is when the teacher locked up the boy in the naughty room because he thought the boy was messing around with the balloon to get attention but actually, the boy was trying to get the balloon inside the school. So the teacher was misunderstood about the boy and what he was trying to do with the balloon.
This film about the boy and his balloon made me think that did the boy even have a family? Or even friends for that matter!! One thing we do know is that the boy has his balloon, or should I say balloons???
This film also made me feel bewildered because why did the "bullies" want the balloon so bad? Also, how did the balloon do everything the boy said to do? To be honest, it was like a trained dog!!!
The film looked like it had some animation in it, the reason is that the balloon and the boy looked a bit cartoony to me...
In this film, I found that there should have been more vocabulary coming out of the characters mouths in this film we watched. What I mean by that is that I feel as though there should have been more people talking in the film, because there was a lot of silence in the film which made the film rather boring, in my opinion anyways.
Also, I have some questions for this film:
(how old is the boy?)
(how did the balloon do everything the boy said?)
(does the boy have a family?)
(And the last one.......HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THE BOYS NAME???)
After all, I found that it was a pretty good film and I found it quite enjoyable to watch. The only thing that bothered me was that there wasn't much talking going on.
For this film, I would rate it a 7+ for children because I think this French film is way to mean and childish and I think that kids under 7+ might copy this bad presumptuous in this film!Print this review
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