The Power of Relationships in “Man on Fire” and “A Walk to Remember”
What could an action-thriller movie possible have in common with a teenage love story? Surprisingly a lot. Through a very powerful and exciting film, “Man on Fire”, an ex-CIA operative bravely gives his life to save a helpless young girl. “A Walk to Remember” attracts two opposite teenagers who endure a terrible loss nobody should experience. While both movies are very different, they both demonstrate the companionship that two people can have for each other only to result in an unsuspecting and troublesome ending.
“Man on Fire” is about a former government operative named Creasy (Denzel Washington) who reluctantly takes a job in Mexico City as the
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Jamie was as far from cool as possible but that didn’t seem to bother her ritual visits to the elderly-homes or spending every weekend at the foster-homes. On the other hand, Landon was the most popular guy in school with no plans, no future and no faith in himself. After a harmless prank goes terribly wrong, Landon is forced to tutor a young student at a poor school and participate in the Drama Club’s spring play-two activitites the principal hopes will teach him some humility. These activities also happen to throw him into close contact with Jamie. Clearly in over his head, Landon is forced to ask for help. Jamie warns him that she will help him on the condition that he doesn’t fall in love with her. Soon, against his will, Landon finds himself falling in love with this outwardly plain girl who possesses a passion for life he never imagined possible. As Landon and Jamie get closer, Landon does everything in his power to help make all of Jamie’s dreams come true. Jamie changes his life by giving him hope and faith in himself just before she dies of leukemia in the end.
In both movies, the main characters are in constant contact with their companion who guides them through a meaningful period of their life. In the movie “Man on Fire”, the main character takes the role of bodyguard of a young girl who ends up changing his