Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
The Motorcycle Diaries
Before he changed the world the world changed him.
"The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
To Latin America, and their heavenly road...
As the narrator says: "I traveled in this tiny America, and I've changed. I've changed!" - This is the America that I know, and this America that the young Che Guevara met, your best friend too, Mial. Both put the road on a bike across America and Walter Salles calls us on a long road for this "exotic world" - and with praise, the motorcycle diaries shows a young heart and adventurous thus a prologue last that will one day be immense, Che Guevara, and so an accurate portrayal of knowing and knowledge of a road.
What is most ironic, as is life, the producer of this film said, "The Che of The…
"What we had in common - our restlessness, our impassioned spirits, and a love for the open road."
The Motorcycle Diaries is the birth of an iconic character, is a love letter to South America and to his open roads and charismatic characters but above all is the journey of two friends that will last forever.
Walter Salles created an iconic film, that is beautifully shot, Salles took me on a road trip, from Argentina, to Valparaiso-Chile, to Lima-Peru, to the heart and soul of South America Machu Picchu.
The bonding between the characters is heartfelt, you laugh, cry, feel the frustration…
Che Guevara... Where do I start.
Do I start with your face that's on a t-shirt? Do I start with your mysterious praise on every college campus everywhere? Do I start with your ideals that I don't agree with? Do I start with your ideals that I DO agree with?
How about I start with just you. As a man. Not as a larger than life political figure or deity among loads of pseudo-intellectual youngsters. You. I'm looking at you. I'm not a fan of you. But you interest me. For some weird ass reason.
And I guess that's why The Motorcycle Diaries was made in the…
#10 of 12 films in my Adapted Screenplay Challenge (2)
When I was in school, our history books pretty much ignored South America in favor of North America and Europe. I still know very little about regions below the equator, and other than a very brief visit to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico in 2006, I've never traveled to any of the Spanish-speaking countries to the south of my homeland. For that reason, picking up Ernesto "Che" Guevara's "The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey" was a totally fresh adventure for me, promising glimpses of the lands of Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela as well as insights into the formative experiences of one of the world's most famous revolutionaries.…
NOW, this is the kind of film that makes you want to pack some clothes and head straight for lands unknown, going wherever the path takes you. I know I felt like heading off for an adventurous journey after I'd watched it.
The Motorcycle Diaries is a film that chronicles the early life of the revolutionary Che guevara, depicting the road trip alongside his loyal friend Alberto that changed his whole view of the world. This was the trip that was to sculpt his ideals and beliefs on politics, economics and a whole host of other issues. It does get a bit slow at times, showing the poverty stricken people Che comes across, but this is only done so that…
There are so many people I know that (or have) want to do a road trip, driving for miles on end on a bike or either in a car. After seeing loads of road movies I myself did a driving trip starting from L.A, Vegas and then a spectacular drive to San Francisco.
This is based on Che's earlier life and shows the kind of adventure he came across from travelling and here this film takes us along that journey.
Some of the views you see in this film are absolutely gorgeous and it's worth watching just for this.
The film itself is very well acted (Gael G Bernal is fantastic as usual) but the pace can can be a bit slow on the way.
Overall, a great watch if you like foreign films.
'The Motorcycle Diaries' was a long-pending movie for me. The urge to watch the movie was on an increase from after I finished reading the book a couple months ago. The movie is a delightful adventure experience about the road trip taken up by Ernesto Che Guevara and Alberto Granado. The experiences noted in the diary of Che has been well adapted to make this movie. Sans some changes for the effect of drama, the movie follows the book well in path. For the viewer the movie induces the feelings to embark upon such a journey ourselves- if we could get hold of something like 'La Poderosa' and some money. The journey started as fun for Che, but ended as…
Good Movie with a good story and even better score. Slow in a few parts but still a good watch. Bernal is good as always he is a very underrated actor here in the states wish he would do a few more movies here in the US so more Americans could appreciate his skill. Solid film 7/10.
Such a good roadtrip movie. It's full of humour, beautiful landscapes, human moments. You know it's about Ernesto Guevara but the director never insists on the fact that this man became such an important part of a revolution.
I'm currently planning a trip across Argentina and Chile, and after watching this, i bought my plain ticket right away.
Everything I'm passionate about in one film
The Motorcycle Diaries (or Diarios de motocicleta in Spanish) is simply one of the best travel/adventure films I have ever seen and also a beautiful, honest look at South America. It's such a wonderful story, and when I think about it, I need to either watch it or start planning my next trip. A must for anyone who is into traveling, world culture, or history.
I loved it
Absolutely loved it. Was in Cuba recently and wanted to see how Che began.
Amazing movie for people in love with travelling and also the story of young Che Guevarra.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…