Directed By: Stephen Spielberg
Written By: Thomas Keneally (book) Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
This is seriously a bummer section of my movie collection. To start off the “S” section we have had to endure the Saw franchise only to come to this, and what follows is so odd in itself.
I own this movie because I needed to see it for a project in school once. After that last viewing six years ago I have promised myself I would never sit through it again. I respect the content but simply find it too heartbreaking. I have seen it once and frankly once was enough.
I do think this is a movie everyone should see, because we have to be aware. Never again as a species can we ever let something so obscene and ugly ever happen. Of course we live in a world where there is simply no stopping the awful consequences of xenophobia and hate. There is simply nothing worse than seeing the innocent suffer for something they have absolutely no control over.
It’s an ugly thing for the hearts of men to become so hardened that they can’t even look at women and children with pity. I can never hope to understand it. I can never hope to understand what it was like to be part of it or to have survived it. I have cried over it though and I don’t intend on shedding more tears simply for the sake of writing a review.
Readers who want to know about the Holocaust need seek better sources, because all I have is the confusion of an open minded person about how things could have ever went so far. I think you should see this movie, I simply don’t want to witness the ugliness again for myself.
NEXT MOVIE: School Ties (1992)