‘Gush’ Movie Adaptation
Both of the latest starlets in Hollywood, Zendaya and Timothe Chalamet GUSH have received rave reviews from critics and movie goers. The two lead characters in GUSH were incredibly beautiful together in the 2009 film “Thefected.” GUSH featured an ensemble cast including Halle Berry, Kurt Russell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Teri Hatcher, Ewan McGregor, Aidan Gillen, Emmannuel Chriqi, Christopher Walken, Edward Herrmann, Marilu Henner, John Turturro, and Keith Urban. The movie was directed by Wes Ball, the man that made SLUMGED and PRINCE OF MINE. It chronicles the lives of four friends (Evan Rachel Wood, Halle Berry, Kurt Russell, and Teri Hatcher) who become stranded on an island and must find a way to survive until help arrives. In the process, they learn more about who they are, who their family is, and what the future holds for them.
In GUSH, the leading female character, Gush, is the romantic lead. However, she is not a love interest in the film. Instead, she is the person that the audience identifies with because she is a strong, loyal friend to her friends, yet can be relied on when needed. This is because Gush has an inner strength and faith in herself that allows her to protect those she cares for. Her character goes through emotional and physical pain throughout the movie that drives her to seek spiritual answers and ultimately find peace.
In Timothe’s character, she is an aging, witch-like beauty that has been captured by terrorists
She is an experienced negotiator with a wry wit. She knows how to effectively talk people out of being captured, yet has difficulty accepting that her life might be endangered. Her strong sense of self-worth keeps her determined to get out of the situation even if it means risking her life.
These two characters are depicted as having many common traits. However, their relationship is unique because of the difference in their circumstances. Gush’s relationship with the older man, which was prevalent throughout the novel, is the same dynamic that takes place in the movie. However, the book establishes a loving relationship that is not based on lust but love.
The relationship between Timothe and Zendaya in GUSH is different because they are depicted as friends first. In GUSH, Timothe’s mother encourages her to enter a modeling contest run by an old friend of hers. However, Timothe refuses and instead spends the time talking to the man about his life. Eventually, the man tells her about his past experiences as a terrorist, which prompts Timothe to take action against his terrorist associates. This leads to Timothe coming face-to-face with her terrorist role model and getting more in-depth information about her role as a terrorist and how she became a part of it. Through the course of the novel, Timothe develops a relationship with the man named Alex, whom she falls in love with at first sight.
The story line in Gush revolves around an attempt to save the world
The film adaptation follows this storyline more faithfully. In the novel, the terrorists have constructed a gigantic bomb intended to kill the president of the United States. However, instead of blowing up the bomb, the president sends in a team of agents to stop the terrorists in their tracks. After successfully doing so, the president then sends his personal assistant,annel, to get the remaining bomb out of the country. While she is carrying the bomb, a plane crashes into the area and causes more deaths.
With a deadly new threat on the horizon, the United States president has to choose between the lives of hundreds and the safety of the entire world. If he chooses to continue his plans to blow up the bomb and release the remaining agents, the terrorists will come back, and kill the president’s personal assistant and millions more people. However, if he lets the terrorists use the device, the government would be wiped out by a massive international terrorist attack. Gush was released in theaters just a few months after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Although Gush does not compare to the works of Lawrence Of Arabia, it does stand on its own for being an innovative and daring film that deals with some very timely topics. The movie adaptation of Gush is a great example of how a writer can take an unknown subject and make something different from what anyone else has done before. For fans of Gush, the novel may not provide the exciting plot twists and characters that many other successful movies of the genre have, but this is only because Gush did not try to be a mainstream film. It was written as a high concept, independent film that tells a story that is entertaining to its core. If you are tired of seeing the same old war story, then Gush may not be your best choice, but it should at least be on your list of movies you need to see.