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Powder Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sean Patrick Flannery, Mary Steenburgen

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Powder is an albino teen, found living in the basement of his deceased grandparent's home. Now in the custody of social services, he is assisted by a child psychologist Jessie, who puts him in a boys home. Powder has supernatural powers, such as telepathy and manipulation of electromagnetic forces. His appearance and his abilities make him an outsider, and he is often bullied. His closest circle is Jessie, his Physics teacher, the town Sheriff, and a pretty girl Lindsey. Sadly, since he is an outcast, Lindsey's father tears them apart. Powder manifests his abilities which astound the people around him. He telepaths with the sheriff's dying wife, informing him of her final wishes. He revives a boy who's heart has stopped using his electric powers. He can also move things around with his mind. In the end, feeling isolated and rejected by society, Powder retreats to his grandparent's home, while his closest friends try to reason with him. Powder runs out into the field during an electrical thunderstorm, and simply disappears.
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Best part of story, including ending: It reminds us to not always fear what we cannot understand.

Best scene in story: When Powder transfers the energy of a dying deer to the hunter.

Opinion about the main character: It's sad because it shows the reality that no matter how good Powder is, people will always judge him for his appearance.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Script Analysis of Powder

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes kind of powers:    -   telepath (scifi) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   feelings of one human growing up among a very different group of humans    -   coping with special powers/seeking enlightenment

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad

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