Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Redacted 2007

movie info [IMDb]

I didn't realize it was a Brian De Palma film, or that he wrote and directed it, until the final credits rolled.

The acting sucked and the whole premise of soldiers running around with video cameras with no fear of the brass, and that releasing video, uncensored, was condoned was the biggest flaw of the movie. Obviously soldiers, contractors, and others are taking videos and releasing them.

The only casualties I recall seeing in the film were non-white. The Iraqis were painted as rape and murder victims. Political views of De Palma were not even remotely hidden within the dialog of his characters.

I thought the writing sucked. I was unimpressed with the film. The message of the film should get out. The theme is just recycled from the 1989 "Casualties of War" starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn, directed by Brian De Palma.

[IMDb info]

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