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

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Saya yakin sobat semua pasti pernah membuat evaluasi, entah itu tentang suatu produk, film, musik, buku, atau apa saja. Ketika kamu membuat evaluasi kemudian kamu tulis dalam sebuah kertas, itu namanya Review Text. Gimana, sudah paham dengan review text. Jika belum silahkan baca penjelasan lebih rinci dibawah ini.

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 ot 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.

Purpose of Review Text

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

The Characteristics / Language Feature of Review Text

– Focus on specific participants
– Using adjectives
– Using long and complex clauses
– Using metaphor style Review Texy Simple

Example of Review Text about Novel

Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix

I absolutely love the Harry Potter series, and all of the books will always hold a special place in my heart.

I have to say that of all the books, however, this one was not my favorite.

When the series began it was as much of a “feel good” experience as a huge mug of hot cocoa. The stories were bright, fast-paced, intriguing, and ultimately satisfying.

Order of the Phoenix is a different kind of book. In some instances this works you feel a whole new level of intensity and excitement by the time you get to the end. I was truly moved by the last page. Other times the book just has a slightly dreary, depressing feel. The galloping pace of the other books has slowed to a trot here, and parts of it do seem long, as if we’re reading all about Harry “just hanging out” instead of having his usual adventures. Reading in detail about Harry cleaning up an old house, for example – housekeeping is still housekeeping, magical or no, and I’m not very interested in doing it or reading about other people doing it.

A few other changes in this book – the “real” world comes much more in to play rather than the fantasy universe of the previous books, and Harry has apparently been taken off his meds. I know that he had a lot to be grumpy in this book, especially with being a teenager and all, but the sudden change in his character seemed too drastic. He goes from being a warm-hearted, considerate person to someone who will bite his best friend’s heads off over nothing. It just seemed like it didn’t fit with his character, like he turned into a walking cliché of the “angry teen” overnight. The “real” story seemed to happen in the last 1/3 of the book, and this part I loved. I actually liked the ending (and yes, I cried!) as sad as it was. It packed a punch and it made me care about the story even more. Still a really good book, with some editing it would have been great.

Example of Review Text about Song

“Baby” Justin Bieber

“BABY” represents more of the same from Justin Bieber. It’s a squeaky-clean song that finds the singer once again pouring his heart out to a girl he likes. Though his crush breaks his heart in the end. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” seems to be Justin Bieber’s motto, since most of his songs — including “Baby” — sound very similar. Here, Bieber falls back on the heavy synth-presence and formulaic pop beats that characterize his entire last album. Though his vocals and I-want-to-be-sweet-to-you approach are still somewhat endearing, the pattern is starting to wear thin. The most interesting part of the song is the Ludacris verse.

Did you know Justin says “Baby” exactly 55 times in the song. The lyrics aren’t the most clever we’ve ever heard, weI’ve heard worse, but it just repeats “Bay-be, bay-be, bay-be ohh” Not the best hit in my standers, but some like it, and thats perfectly fine.


“Baby” Justin Bieber

“BABY” mewakili lebih dari yang sama dari Justin Bieber. Ini adalah lagu yang melengking-bersih yang menemukan penyanyi itu sekali lagi menuangkan hatinya ke gadis yang dia sukai. Meski akhirnya menghancurkan hatinya pada akhirnya. “Jika tidak rusak, jangan perbaiki” sepertinya moto Justin Bieber, karena sebagian besar lagunya – termasuk “Baby” – terdengar sangat mirip. Di sini, Bieber jatuh kembali pada kehadiran synth-beat dan beat pop yang mengesankan yang menjadi ciri keseluruhan album terakhirnya. Meskipun vokal dan pendekatan saya-ingin-menjadi-manis-untuk-Anda masih terasa menawan, pola ini mulai terasa tipis. Bagian yang paling menarik dari lagu tersebut adalah ayat Ludacris.

Tahukah Anda bahwa Justin mengatakan “Baby” tepat 55 kali dalam lagunya. Liriknya bukan yang paling pintar yang pernah kita dengar, kita sudah dengar lebih buruk, tapi hanya mengulangi “Bay-be, bay-be, bay-be ohh” Bukan hit terbaik, tapi ada yang menyukainya.

Example of Review Text about Film

Film Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a fun movie about one of Marvel’s most enduringly popular characters. Starring an actual teen (Tom Holland) as web-slinging high schooler Peter Parker, its spirit is very much in line with the original comics. As always with Spider-Man, there are messages about power and responsibility, finding strength within yourself, being brave, and persevering.

Clever, funny, and true to the Spider-Man spirit, this take on everyone’s favorite web-slinger is thoroughly entertaining. The world was understandably skeptical of yet another Spidey reboot, but in this case, it was the right call. Even more than the Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield takes on the wall crawler — as good as those were — Spider-Man: Homecoming really captures the tone of the original comics. A large part of that is thanks to the fact that, for the first time on the big screen, Peter is being played by an actual teenager.

It’s not a perfect film; the plot doesn’t always have a totally clear trajectory. And while Tony and Peter’s lack of communication/mutual frustration brings to mind Harry’s relationship with Professor Dumbledore during some of the Harry Potter saga, their dynamic brings something new and powerful to the Marvel-verse as well: true mentorship.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – the 16th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – might just be one of the best ones yet! The latest Spider-Man movie introduces us to a new, hilarious, middle-school aged Peter Parker (Tom Holland), who is facing multiple difficulties in his teenage life. While he’s trying to prove to his new mentor, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), that he has what it takes to become an Avenger.


Film Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming adalah film yang menyenangkan tentang salah satu karakter Marvel yang paling populer. Dibintangi seorang remaja sejati (Tom Holland) sebagai anak SMA Peter Parker, semangatnya sangat sesuai dengan komik aslinya. Seperti biasa dengan Spider-Man, ada pesan tentang kekuatan dan tanggung jawab, menemukan kekuatan di dalam diri Anda, bersikap berani, dan tekun.

Pintar, lucu, dan sesuai dengan semangat Spider-Man, ini mengambil slinger favorit semua orang yang benar-benar menghibur. Dunia ini sangat skeptis terhadap reboot Spidey yang lain, namun dalam kasus ini, ini adalah panggilan yang tepat. Bahkan lebih dari Toby Maguire dan Andrew Garfield menghadapi perayap dinding – sebagus itu – Spider-Man: Homecoming benar-benar menangkap nada komik aslinya. Sebagian besar dari itu adalah berkat kenyataan bahwa, untuk pertama kalinya di layar lebar, Peter dimainkan oleh remaja sejati.

Ini bukan film yang sempurna; Plot tidak selalu memiliki lintasan yang benar-benar jelas, dan tidak ada konflik nyata (selain hukuman Tony Stark). Dan sementara Tony dan Peter tidak memiliki komunikasi/saling frustrasi, ingatlah akan hubungan Harry dengan Profesor Dumbledore selama beberapa kisah Harry Potter, dinamika mereka membawa sesuatu yang baru dan kuat ke film Marvel: bimbingan yang benar.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – bagian ke-16 di Marvel Cinematic Universe – mungkin hanya salah satu yang terbaik! Film Spider-Man terbaru mengenalkan kita kepada seorang Peter Parker (Tom Holland) yang baru, lucu, dan sedang menghadapi banyak kesulitan dalam masa remajanya. Sementara dia mencoba membuktikan kepada mentor barunya, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), bahwa dia memiliki apa yang diperlukan untuk menjadi Avenger.

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Reference :
Rudi Hartono, Genre of Texts, (Semarang: English Department Faculty of Language and Art Semarang State University, 2005).
Mark Andersons and Kathy Andersons, Text Type in English 1-2, Australia: MacMillanEducation, 2003.

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