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Hotel Mumbai: A Terrible Story Must Be Told

Despite demonstrating the brutality of the Mumbai terrorist crisis in 2008, “Hotel Mumbai” lacks a moment of deposition to convey emotions to the audience.

Hotel Mumbai is inspired by the Surviving Mumbai documentary (2009). The content is based on a series of bloody terrorist events that took place in Mumbai in 2008 when 10 gunmen attacked throughout Mumbai killing more than 173 people and injuring 308 others. The film mainly focuses on the luxury hotel Taj Mahal, where more than 2,000 tourists and employees are stuck under the guns of bloodthirsty terrorists.

A film based on a true massacre, Hotel Mumbai presses viewers on the most intense hours. During the two hours of the film, the audience could not stop being startled by the sound of gunshots, deaths occurring in the blink of an eye, screams, mourning, and scary scouts. The shooting was shown honestly and barely, which makes the film beat up high and leaves an almost indelible impression on the viewers long after.

The film does not go into storytelling but focuses on small details so that the audience can notice and reflect. It was the shoe that the receptionist dropped in the house in the morning, the scarf on the head of the Muslim man, symbolizing self-esteem, faith, and courage. All are integrated into the barbaric and frightening segments of the film in an extremely subtle way.

Hotel Mumbai has also shown how people face unexpected disasters. For example, a group of hotel staff, who should have been able to escape but eventually decided to stay to help the tourists. Besides, the film has also shown many social issues, such as the weakness of the government when difficult situations come. As soon as terrorists attacked, the police department struggled with how to save the victim. As a result, 2000 hostages were stuck in the “cage” for nearly 12 hours.

Despite enough drama, Hotel Mumbai does not really satisfy viewers like a regular movie because of its lack of adaptation. The movie is too stressful without a moment of calm and rest when emotions are pushed too high. The plot has many points that are not deep and do not really lead to viewers. The audience watched the victims hold for 2 hours of the movie just to be rescued by the police later.


It finally happened! Everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood super hero/menace will be showing up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning that you’ll get to see Spidey fight along side Cap, Iron Man, and all the rest of the Marvel Studios heroes! He’ll show up in a Marvel Studios movie  first, then, in 2017, will be in a new solo movie (with a potentially new actor portraying him) in a co-produced collaboration with Kevin Feige and Sony, who still retains overall control of Spider-Man live action rights.  This is fantastic news for any Spider-Man/Marvel movies fan! Let’s hope that one day, Fox decides to be cool as well, so we can finally get some badass Dr. Doom action on the big screen!

Official Press Release

Marvel’s Kevin Feige to Produce Next Installment of the Spider-Man Franchise with Amy Pascal

(Culver City, California, and Burbank, California February 09, 2015) – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.

The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel’s world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: “Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s great characters, beloved around the world. We’re thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building.”

“We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans.”

“Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker’s story into the future,” added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

“I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. “Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years.”

Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/movies/24062/sony_pictures_entertainment_brings_marvel_studios_into_the_amazing_world_of_spider-man#ixzz3RJaFMja