The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is on Netflix on March 1st, 2019.


Netflix is becoming a power house for films, and 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' is just that. It brings a telling story to the screen, and it brings real life emotion into the game. Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his feature directorial debut with 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,' the inspiring true story of a 13-year-old boy who develops a method to, as the title says, “harness the wind” to bring water to his famine-struck village in Malawi.

While this movie packs a great message about family, and the trouble that people are dealing with in other countries, the substance becomes dry towards the middle of the film. You are wanting the film to continue forward, but it just takes it slow time to do so.

There are tough times during this film, but it is a great aspect to watch. It brings real emotion and makes you feel what the characters are feeling on screen. The boy (Maxwell Simba) who needed to overcome odds to change how to bring water to the village is an amazing actor, and he can bring the feelings on the screen.

This is a good movie to watch as a family, because it brings the message of how a family needs to overcome odds, and work together, to become better as a whole. I am glad this movie is on Netflix. This means you can watch the film at your own pace at home. When it gets too slow or dry, you can stop it and pick it up later on.

Rating: 2 out of 5


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