Thursday, December 06, 2007

Redacted (Drama 2007)

Well this was a crappy movie. It was a recreation of an event that was reported on the news pertaining to the rape and murder of a family in Iraq. I think I remember that a few soldiers were prosecuted, but besides that, I don’t know if the film added more stuff to it or if they left some details out.

In a one-liner, this movie was way too one-sided. Although there really isn't another side that can rationalize rape and unjustified murder, a film can be made to be politically charged, and this just seemed to be way towards the left. I'm sure there are many peeps in the military who are slimy characters who lack moral fortitude and have next to no conscience, but this film tried to exploit that to a greater degree.

Many may disagree with me, but I felt that this film wasn’t worth its beans. Yes, we shouldn't be in Iraq. Yes, bad things happen in war. And yes, there are people who function without a moral compass. It’s life…why waste time making a film about something that most people already know?
Rating - D