Powerful movie, incredible acting by Abraham Attah as Agu
Man I went into this movie thinking it was going to be some watered down B.S. straight to Netflix B-movie. Props to the director for keeping it somewhat raw and yes "savage". If I directed and produced this movie tho, it would've been NC-17 and never seen he light of day, but they struck a healthy medium.
It's because theaters are afraid/angry that Netflix is releasing big time movies like this.
Great movie and incredible performances by Elba and Abraham Attah. I said it in the movie thread, but go into it with a clear mind, focused on the movie, and you'll be rewarded with a moving, emotional, scary, depressing, and even at times hopeful story of a child soldier. My favorite part is how it sticks with Abu and doesn't try to make it about some outsider who comes in and experiences all these things and is changed or tries to help or anything like that... no.. it takes a normal kid, living a regular life, and throws him into the world of a soldier and takes us through his emotional journey.
I was kind of stunned after I finished watching it, I just had to take a minute and take it all in. Well worth the watch.
(Spoilers) The imagery in that scene where they were about to attack the town and the soldiers are tripping off drugs and they focus in on the guys dressed up like sorcerers was so
As rotten as Idris Elba was in the movie he was still somewhat likable, but that charisma is very characteristic of such leaders. Him and Abraham should get serious oscar considerations.
I dunno, maybe cause it was Idris Elba and I want him to be the father of all my children. He was pretty charismatic and a powerful motivator, albeit for destructive and misguided causes. Don't tell me you weren't hype at some of those speeches.
but i bet avengers or some other trash fast and furious is worth 10 bucks
but not a movie about real life issues