Review Text; Definition, Generic Structures, Purposes, Language Features

Halo everybody

Have you reviewed things, movies or something? If you have not, have you seen a movie review or a book? You can see examples of review text on newspapers that show movie or book reviews, as an illustration of what the Review Text is

Review Text is supposedly the last English lesson of high school level. If you could not make an example of review text, it can be said that have not passed National Exams, especially for English lessons. Do not want to be said you can’t pass the exam?

Therefore, in order not to “be considered” to be fail in the journey during school, let us learn again what and how review the text is. Ready?

Definition of Review Text

Review text is an evaluation of a publication, such as a movie, video game, musical composition, book; a piece of hardware like a car, home appliance, or computer; or an event or performance, such as a live music concert, a play, musical theatre show or dance show.

Generic Structure of Review Text

  • Orientation : Background information of the text.
  • Evaluations : Concluding statement : judgement, opinion, or recommendation. It can consist of more than one.
  • Interpretative Recount : Summary of an art works including character and plot.
  • Evaluative Summation : The last opinion consisting the appraisal or the punch line of the art works being criticized.

In other word :

Orientation : places the work in its general and particular context, often by comparing it with others of its kind or through an analog with a non–art object or event.

Interpretive Recount : summarize the plot and/or providers an account of how the reviewed rendition of the work came into being

Evaluation : provides an evaluation of the work and/or its performance or production; is usually recursive

Actually, the generic structure of text review does not have to be exactly same as above, perhaps for the reason of “summarizing” the lesson, so the three or four generic structure above just become general description about the structure in review text, okay.

Still confused? I also still confused.. 🙂 OK. let’s just discuss some examples of review text, which is hopefully can understand more about text reviews.

But before go to the example of review text, let’s discuss about its purpose and language features.

Purpose of Review Text

Review text is used to evaluate/review/critic the events or art works for the reader or listener, such as movies, shows, book, and others.

Language Features of Review Text

  • – Present tense.
  • – Using long and complex clauses

I Just mention those language feature of review text above because those are the main language feature of review text that can be used to identify review text easily.

Example of review text film the amazing spiderman 2

Introduction

I will start by saying that I am a huge fan of Spider-man. I love all the trilogies worked by Raimi (yes, even the Spider-man 3) but I do not like the The Amazing Spiderman 1. I was skeptical when I wanted to watch this movie, but I was wrong and I think this second sequel is really great. Unlike its predecessor, this film is full of action, humor, and emotional. Played by the big players, the story is well-written. The action is really spectacular and the final scene makes me satisfied.

Evaluation 1 / Interpretation

The story begins when Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) struggled to maintain his relationship with Gwen (Emma Stone) after her father’s death. His actions also causes the emergence of a new enemy, Electro, a villain played by James Foxx. Peter also continue to investigate what happened to his father and reunited with his old friend, Harry Osborn. This movie is ended by the death of Gwen that makes the audience will be very emotional and sad.

Evaluation 2

However I have to criticize about this film addressed to Paul Giamatti who plays Rhino. His appearance is too over. His acting also does not show that he is a feared villain. It would be a serious problem for the next Spiderman series. So I hope he can improve his acting better than before.

Summary

Overall, I think this is the best superhero movie since the appearance of The Dark Knight Rises. The script is well-written and convincing. I am sure the next series will be outstanding superhero movie. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves Spider-man or other superhero movies.

 

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