A Comparison of Shaft and Hero: Two Action-Adventure Movies
The present study aims to compare and contrast the two movies Shaft and Hero under the genre of Action and Adventure. In order to do so, this paper will analyze the style, structure, and content of both films and determine whether there is evidence of significant variation from one film to the next.
2. Similarities between Shaft and Hero
There are several similarities between Shaft and Hero. Firstly, both movies are classified under the genre of Action and Adventure. Secondly, the style of both movies is characterized by fast-paced editing, high-energy music, and frequent use of close-ups and slow motion. Thirdly, the structure of both movies is linear, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Finally, the content of both movies is mostly factual, with a few fictional elements added in for entertainment purposes.
3. Differences between Shaft and Hero
There are also several differences between Shaft and Hero. Firstly, while Shaft is set in a large city (New York), Hero is set in a rural area (China). Secondly, while Shaft is shot in color (steel grey), Hero is shot in black and white (with contrasting backgrounds of white and black). Thirdly, while Shaft is focused on one main character (Shaft himself), Hero has multiple protagonists (the “heroes” of China). Fourthly, while Shaft is about crime and violence, Hero is about patriotism and heroism. Finally, while Shaft was made in 1971, Hero was made in 2002.
In conclusion, while there are some similarities between Shaft and Hero, there are also several significant differences. These differences include setting, style, focus, and theme.