Movie : Blood Diamond
Director : Edward Zwick
Cast : Leonardo Dicaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly.
Genre : War, action, Racism, Family.
Racism and violence aren’t an easy topic to cover. One has to be valiant and brave to convey the feels of it with honesty. Many scandalous movies have been made that work out great and yes, unconventionally to degrade black racism. This movie, however, surpassed my expectations. It is an excellent movie, not only for the amazing cast of course ( Leonardo DiCaprio) but because it captures the reality of Africa to a remarkable degree.
There was a great deal of violence and action, but that violence is organic, realistic. fitting to what happened there the honest fact was properly conveyed that the people there are as astonished and scared by violence as anyone is, for Sierra Leone used to be one of the safest countries in the world. the bond of family, the bond of friendship shown in the movie has warmed many hearts and made many tears fall from the eyes of the viewer. The movie may have a lot of violence in it, yet it was able to portrait the real image of poverty, kindness, and war. The visuals and graphics were amazing.
The director did an amazing job with the views and places. The movie tells the facts about conflict diamonds quickly and accurately. DiCaprio’s performance is impressive, certainly one of his best ever: he is completely believable as a damn white African. Jennifer Connelly’s role is much smaller but she takes it to the best. Djimon Hounsou has an enormous physical presence and the aura as the brave Mende fisherman.
This movie just gets so realistic and right that the few places it departs from reality are entirely forgivable ( for DiCaprio, certainly). I would heartily recommend this movie to everyone; it is one of the best Hollywood movies I’ve seen in years.