Two Hours And Forty Minutes
Endless, unbearable. Italian actors overacting shamelessly and Spike
Lee losing track of his own talents. The self indulgence mixed with the
confusion made this "epic" one of the most difficult films to sit
through in long, long time. During my visit to Los Angeles I was
invited to a few screenings but this one was the one I longed for.
Terrible let down. It's been a long time since "Do The Right Thing" and
I have the feeling that it has to do with Spike Lee's vision of himself
as a filmmaker. There is a lack of humility that blurs everything he
does and "Miracle At St Anna" is a perfect example of that. In a way
"The Inside Man", his genre commercial outing, was more honest and
disciplined than anything his done of late. I can't imagine this film
making any money so maybe Mr Lee will have the space to reflect. I
certainly hope so because I'm sure he still has some aces up his
This is quite possibly the worst movie i have ever seen
This movie is something that should never have been produced. It is
what happens when you allow a director who just wants to say "white
people suck" make an attempt at something serious.
The plot starts off actually well. A guy shoots a guy and and they find
a the head of an Italian statue in his his closet... this being the
only clue as to why he actually killed the guy. Honestly, it is a great
hook. What happens after this is where the movie goes to hell.
From about 30 minutes onward until the end one basically is subjected
to 2.5 hours of absolute crap. You the viewer will basically watch a
pathetic mockery of band of brothers / saving private ryan in Italy all
with a big blubbering black guy who I frankly think would look more
appropriate in Eddie Murphy style drag. For two and a half grueling
hours you will watch this character cry, mollycoddle, and otherwise
pine over a mildly retarded Italian boy. That is it. That is the entire
Except, oh did I forget, this movie is a political statement. Did you
know that black people were once oppressed in America? I did, but if i
was going to make a movie about it I would have made it a damn site
more subtle than this idiot did.
Seriously though, by the end I wanted the Nazi's to win. I really hope
this guy never gets a chance to direct again. I mean I'm sorry to all
the black film maker supporters out there who support the man because
of his race, but this movie truly is an abomination..