Elephant (2003)
don't believe the hype
27 August 2006
Warning: Spoilers
This movie sucks. It has nothing to say, and offers no wisdom about the incident. It is simply a re-enactment, and an incredibly boring one at that. Naturally, the ending is entertaining from a graphical perspective, but the director really was not home when he put together this film. The hype from the film festivals is just the typical movie industry orgy about blowing a lot of hot air about a 'critical issue of our time'. I expect this sort of thing from the Academy Awards, but I am sorry to see the European film festivals are just as subject to 'group think' and hype as the Americans. The issue may be serious, but the movie is simply a base attempt to capitalize on a news event.
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