Saturday, September 29, 2007


Crash is a movie by Paul Haggis that came out in 2004 that got great reviews but not many people saw. The movie revolved around about 5 different main storylines that connect into one, and the writing was brilliant. it was basically about racism in LA, which sounds boring, but it was really very powerful and lots of good stuff happens to keep you interested. When the Middle Eastern man shot at the Spanish guy, and his daughter ran in front of her father to shield him, and you thought the daughter got shot, that was one of the most memorable moments in the film, and if you are an emotional type, you would burst into tears watching it. However, it turned out that the bullets were blanks. This great twist is exactly the kind of thing that this movie is about- things aren't what they seem. Every character that seems like a "bad guy" or a "good guy" in the beginning is the opposite by the end. The poor Chinaman who gets hit by Ludacris in his car is actually a slave dealer, the racist cop(Matt Dillan) who molests this black lady winds up saving her life, a young police officer who thinks he is a tolerant guy compared to Matt Dillan, winds up shooting a black man. I consider this movie to be extremely underrated. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and nobody saw it! I got it NEW, unused, not on sale, at blockbuster for 9.99! Ridiculous.

1 comment:

kate said...

I really liked this movie when i swa it. Like you said, it kept me interested because there were a bunch of story lines and events. Good write up!