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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Blood Diamond

I am generally not a big fan of movie reviews. Usually they're way too revealing and after the first couple of sentences they tend to drag on. When I am interested in seeing a movie, I don't want a long drawn-out analysis of subplots and themes. I just want to know if the damn movie is worth seeing!

So, I'm not going to do that to you. I will say this. Blood Diamond is a movie I think everyone should see. I actually had no idea what the movie was about until seeing it. I hadn't seen any previews and took a risk going in "cold." Luckily, this turned out to be one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Personally, I love movies detailing the African struggle. Its crazy how much shit goes on in Africa (and other parts of the world for that matter) that we in America are blind to. For this reason, Hotel Rwanda is also one of my favorite movies. They're not necessarily movies I will watch more than once or twice, but the content of both are so powerful, real, and thought provoking, that I felt more than just entertained coming out of the theater.

Movies I feel everyone needs to see: Hotel Rwanda, Blood Diamond, Crash, A Time to Kill, Schindler's List, Life, Mississippi Burning.

Yes, I also like films dealing with race relations. I'm sure I've left some out of the list but thats what comes to mind right now. Feel free to throw some of your "must sees" my way. I'm not much of a movie person in general (I don't have the patience) but someday I'll watch it if you hype it enough.

If you get the opportunity check it out and let me know what you think!


Mark said...

Life? Are you really putting life in the same list as Schindler's List and Hotel Rwanda? I haven't seen all of your "must see" list, but really.

Arun said...

OK, Ok. You have a point. I just got a little caught up in the whole, "race issues" movie thing. But, Life is still a great movie that puts a comedic slant on injustices that really occurred.