Saturday, May 7, 2011

3. Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation

Charmingly racist and delightfully long and boring, this movie is a must see!  I am kidding of course; this movie is the worst.  I thought that I was capable of getting past the blatant racism and seeing the elements of revolutionary cinematography but no such luck.  Maybe it is because I grew up in a pretty ignorant and racist town so I have a shorter fuse for it.  This story is about the South and the Civil War.  It also happens to be three hours and seven minutes long.  But hey at least the next movie on the list is six hours long.  I could use a break (in case you had not realized I am a very sarcastic person).
RATING: -----

Interesting Facts (a new thing I am doing to make my posts longer):

Some African American characters were actually white people dressed up like black people.  To add insult to injury sometimes a white male played a black female.

People were clamoring to pretend that they were a part of this film because of its significance.  Kind of the opposite of what I would do.

The director was hurt when people thought his movie was racist.  Fancy that!


  1. Horrible horrible movie. Too bad feature films started with this one.

    1. Ugh I know. And film critics make us praise it!

  2. I thought this film was very like Braveheart, only instead of cheering for the loveable, plucky, oppressed, heroic Scots, you're supposed to cheer for the loveable, plucky, oppressed, heroic Klu Klux Klan. Hooray!

    1. Haha I know. Although you are also supposed to be rooting for Mel Gibson, so there is that level of awfulness.