A lot of people have been giving me stig for not watching American History X when it first came out, but that’s beside the point.
The point is that it’s a great movie, with a great story that ends with you emotionally evaluating everything you considered. I always believed the greatest story make you think, and American History X just excels in that area.
That being said, the amount of hatred and anger portrayed in nearly every character, proves at times a big distasteful. I’m not American so I wouldn’t know what goes on in the minds of the characters, but it does sends chills down your spine to think that is probably a realistic depiction of what goes in on in Urban America (possibly till today).
The show is powerful, and after reflecting on it, I stand by my initial review that this is the best Edward Norton movie ever.
For now that’s enough hatred already, and although Hotel Rwanda would be a better show to continue this, my mind can only take so much hate at once. Next up is a ‘still’ a story about racism, but one that involves a hero, it’s based on a Pulitzer prize winning book , To Kill a Mockingbird. Based on the outcome of that one, I’d probably choose to go back to Hotel Rwanda, or Schindler’s List. Let’s see.