Friday, January 6, 2012

A nice place to visit

There are like a thousand other things I should be doing instead of writing a movie review, but oh well.
Because of the shift he works, my husband and I have only watched three movies together in the past twelve months. 
I received a stack of used DVD’s from a good friend  for Christmas, and decided to watch one tonight with hubster, choosing warily from the rather obscure titles in said bunch. 
The film:  “The Last King of Scotland” starring Forrest Whittaker as Idi Amin.
I am just going to say it like it is, friends:  I first saw Whittaker in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”…and after that, in various sundry and ultimately disappointing flicks.
But this movie sold me on Whittaker utterly.  No wonder he won the Oscar for Best Actor in 2006 for his performance in this film.  VERILY, THAT FOOL CAN ACT, Y'ALL - indeed, he *becomes* Idi Amin.
All I can say is that it was one of the most intense and riveting movies I’ve ever seen…causing both my man and I to clutch each other’s arms with anxiety.  By the end of the movie, I was sufficiently agitated so as to mutter and exclaim aloud such things as “Oh my God, oh God, oh!”
Like “The Devils”, the sheer terror induced by this flick is difficult to put into words…but suffice it to say that it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen…and every viewer will find him and/or herself fully identifying with the sweating white boy protagonist in the movie.
As a Christian, I have occasionally felt the call to perform missionary work…but not no more, friends…not no more…I would be so afraid of being unable to return home.
After watching "The Devils" I developed a nun phobia; something similar happened to me today with this flick:  Whittaker's Idi Amin is truly one of the scariest boogie men EVAH.
I urge you to check it out - you won't be disappointed.

1 comment:

  1. I forgot all about this movie, I wanted to see it and then spaced. Thanks for the reminder and the review :)

    I haven't been doing much since my dad's hotel was sold. I wrote a letter to Mr. Anschutz, he never responded but I didn't really expect him to :) hope all is well