Hidden Meaning in Forrest Gump – Earthling Cinema

Greetings, and welcome to Earthling
Cinema. I am your host, Garyx Wormuloid. This week’s artifact is Forrest Gump,
starring Earth’s own Tom Hanks, widely considered to be
the poor man’s Jason Biggs. Forrest Gump tells the story of a
feather-collector named Forrest Forrest Gump, “I’m Forrest, Forrest Gump.” who likes to bombard people with his life
story for no apparent reason, often not even noticing
when his audience changes. Although he is born a cyborg, his robotic implants soon fall apart, and he is able to pass as a human. At human school, he meets a
miniature female named Jenny. He plays football, which is really easy and doesn’t require anything but running in a straight line. After that, Forrest joins the Army on a whim.
He saves everyone from getting exploded, but his friend Bubba dies of shrimp poisoning.
For his trouble, Forrest gets a shiny new necklace. He plays ping pong and becomes a national celebrity. “All I did was play ping pong.” because ping pong was America’s most popular and widely-discussed sport, other than flasketball. Forrest coincidentally reconnects
with his old sergeant, Lieutenant Dan, “Lieutenant Dan!”
“Imbecile!” right around the time they start
a chain of restaurants together. “We got more money than Davy Crockett.” Jenny comes back for a quickie
and runs away again just kicks. Forrest goes for a jog to think things over, then meets his son, marries Jenny, and buries Jenny. Finally, we get one last look at the true
hero of this film, that goddamn feather. Aside from the Martin Luther King assassination
and the Abraham Lincoln assassination, Forrest Gump features nearly every significant social or political event of the 60s and 70s. But whereas everyone around Forrest is engrossed by all that political mumbo jumbo, Forrest is oblivious, “Sorry I had a fight in the middle
of your Black Panther party.” singularly focused on the thing
he best understands: love. “Forrest, you don’t know what love is.” Yes he does, Jenny! The defining characteristic of the
film is its perspective. Through the eyes of an innocent simpleton,
we see an idealized vision of Earth that ignores grim social realities,
like a pair of cinematic beer goggles. When Forrest talks about the Vietnam War,
he’s all sunshine and lollipops. “The good thing about Vietnam, there
was always something to do.” With Jenny, he sees a pretty, pretty princess, even though in reality, she’s a pretty, pretty big mess. Young Forrest runs through
picturesque Southern landscapes, and moments later, breezes past a
prison chain gang like it ain’t no nevermind. He has an entire conversation with Lieutenant Dan “Lieutenant Dan! Ice cream!” before the camera reveals he lost his legs. Forrest still sees him as a whole man, apparently unaware that human beings can’t regrow their limbs. “Magic legs.” What’s more, Forrest may be raising a kid that isn’t his. Jenny has a history of emotional manipulation, and could have just decided to call
him once she got sick and needed help. “I’ll take care of you, if you’re sick.” Her “get out of parenthood free” card, if you will. Yet Forrest sees it as high
romance, as does the audience. In fact, it is entirely possible that
Forrest is an unreliable narrator, “That tops em all!” something I find utterly deplorable. Much of the story depends on his memory, which is idealized and perhaps a bit faulty. “You know it’s funny what a young man recollects.” In both instances where Jenny tells Forrest to “run, Forrest, run,” everyone is wearing the same clothes, except Jenny, who only buys designer shit. Either this is magical realism, or
Forrest’s mind is conflating the two memories While with his platoon in Vietnam,
he recalls unnatural weather shifts, made all the more suspect when immediately punctuated by an enemy attack. And if we can’t trust a man to accurately report meteorological activity, we can’t trust him for anything. In any case, as the great philosopher
Forrest Gump’s mom says, Life is like a box of chocolates.
“You never know what you’re gonna get.” But if you look at the world through Forrest Gump’s eyes, you can bet it’s going to be sweet. And knowing my luck, it’ll
probably have fucking coconut. For Earthling Cinema,
I’m Garyx Wormuloid. To replace your legs with titanium rods,
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100 Replies to “Hidden Meaning in Forrest Gump – Earthling Cinema

  1. I've never understood the box of chocolates saying.

    Every box of chocolates I've ever purchased or received specified what each thing had in it, even the coconut.

  2. The hidden meanings are cool with some great perspective But the whole earthlings angle is abit annoying

  3. I think he continuously speaks even when his audience changes because he is lonely. It is more like he is reaching out to people. I feel sorry for him.😥

  4. Stupid is as Stupid does. But that girlfriend had to be one of the most unsympathetic love interests I've ever seen. Meaning? What a waste!


    I laughed more at this than any other line. Thank you for being clever and seeing Jenny for what she was

  6. Never thought the child was Forrest's kid. Too easy for her to get him to take responsibility when the real father left.

  7. Forrest Gump is a simple movie about a simpleton made to appeal to simple people. It's like the movie equivalent of the special olympics. I swear the only reason this movie must have struck a chord with people in the nineties is because it tapped into some nostalgia for the sixties and seventies because there's not much to justify the acclaim it received. The characters aren't very likable or relatable and the story is unimaginative fluff. It's the sort of story grade schooler would come up with if the assignment was to tell an uplifting story about a retarded person. Hell im willing to bet people who are mentally challenged or at least people tasked with caring for them would take offense at this movie as it really trivializes what life is like with that sort of disability. People who are a couple of croissants short of a continental breakfast don't just amble through life in a happy go lucky sort of way becoming high school football stars, war heroes and multi millionaires with zero effort. I know that during the nineties there was a slacker aesthetics of achieving things with minimal effort but there has to be some believability to it otherwise it's an insult to the viewer's intelligence.

  8. The meaning of Forrest Forrest Gump is women use sex to manipulate men………Jenny used to have free accomodation and food, while also passing AIDS to Forrest, and his mom fucked the school director to accept Forrest…..and how do you think he graduated? She probably blowjobbed the entire board of teachers.

  9. okay analyzing their films is one thing but dressing up and talking like a human for that mock add at the end? Disgusting. I hope the galactic internet demonetizes you.

  10. McNamara's morons send young mentally disabled adults to Vietnam war. 90% casualty death rate for those who was in combate, so much for freedom loving Americans that supports this propaganda movie. Made this meanless war so much fun to watch, especially if your family was one of McNamara's morons that came back in a flag draped coffin.

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