April 18, 2012 2 Comments
I typically try and stay away from political thrillers bit too much, usually because of the heavy handed tactics and message that is more or less bludgeoning you over the head at every scene. I can understand the meaning behind it, I just don’t need to sit through a political debate for two hours when I want to watch an engaging movie. There are some films that inherently use the political or social agenda to their advantage to make a statement, but too often films fall into this habit. If a director can find a topic of interest and craft a film around a particular agenda or idea, I can appreciate the skill involved in it. It becomes educational and entertaining while not diminishing the effective message or feel that they want to convey. Today’s film is a touchy subject about the effects that the apartheid had on a nation along with the blurring of the line between terrorism and freedom fighting.