Monday, September 17, 2007

Hotel Rwanda

Last night I was glad to be able to see a movie I heard good reviews about: Hotel Rwanda. The story is about the Rwandan genocide of 1994 (that killed at least 500,000 innocent people) and one Hotel manager's struggle to save the lives of his family and people that have fled to his four-star Hotel for safety from the brutal killings. The movie possesses excellent acting, and although it is not "enjoyable" to watch, it is a movie many people should see. The thing that was so striking in this movie to me was to see how powerful countries (including America) that although they knew this stuff was going on did nothing to prevent the mass killings---at least not until there were hundreds of thousands dead. I encourage you to watch this movie if you haven't already seen it, and to do what you can to prevent injustice to life!

5 Star match up...

Acting: 4.5 stars
: 4 stars (Although not exactly "entertaining", it was certainly captivating)
Sexual content: Some immodest dress and exposure though not focused on.

Violent content: Quite grusome (consider what this film is about), but quite restrained compared to many graphic movies today. There is plently of violence seen (though not gory), people screeming, intense moments, and disturbing images. 3 stars
Language content: 1 "F" word, about 6 "S" words and God's name is abused a couple of times. 2.5 stars

Other immoral content: Not any that is uplifted (except perhaps too much drinking). 4.5 stars

Average: 3.7 stars


Kaila said...

I really liked that movie. I thought it was very well done.

If you get the chance their is a book about the Rwandan genocide. I can't remember the name of it at the moment.


Anonymous said...

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

by: Immaculee Ilibagiza

Kaila said...

Yes, that's the name of the book. Thanks!

Esther said...

PB, by coincidence, my friend shared the following link with me re: Rwanda.
I didn't read it yet but she gave me a brief summary last night on the phone.

Anonymous said...

Sounds GREAT! Maybe I'll watch it next time I come over???

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that, i've been meaning to watch it.