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'Crash' the Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by VMan, May 8, 2005.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

    Feb 26, 2003
    I just had the priviledge of seeing the film Crash last night, and I highly recommend it. It's primarily about racism in the US, which I did not expect before seeing the movie, along with other sociological subthemes. Great cast, many big-name actors as well as lesser-knowns who do an outstanding job. The movie is a little sad but the overall theme is brilliant. Here is a review, but I must warn you that it gives out some spoilers: Review.
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

    Oct 27, 2004
    A town called Malice
    i liked it overall. a subject like this is difficult to present in any kind of absolutes, and there were certain incongruities that bugged me:

    - the 2 black guys were pissed about whites being afraid of them, as if they were just innocents minding their own business, when in reality they were indeed criminals....so it would be a prudent thing for people to be wary of them

    - the mexican/cholo locksmith. ok, nice guy yada yada, but the reality is that a guy with his look is 99% of the time going to be a gangbanger.

    - the end scene with Ludacris....yea like THAT is a good idea to do what he did. that's the last thing we need

    basically, stereotypes and prejudgments come from someplace, they are not just 'made up'. if you went around acting as if every sketchy person you ran into had some heart of gold underneath their sketch exterior, you'd be naive and foolish. sure exceptions exist, but generalizations exist for a reason.
  3. v0rtex

    v0rtex Senior member

    Dec 16, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    Spent a few minutes racking my brains trying to remember the plot of Crash, thinking of the controversial Cronenberg/Ballard film from a few years back. Couldn't remember which scene had Ludacris in it [​IMG] Surprised they weren't made to change the title, that could get pretty confusing. And they both feature gang-banging, albeit in both transatlantic definitions of the word.
  4. dusty

    dusty Senior member

    Feb 8, 2005
    That's what I was thinking. The film seemed to be trying to say that judging people by their race is wrong, but they make Sandra Bullock's character correct in her judgment? I didn't get why that happened.
  5. Eric

    Eric Senior member

    Jun 17, 2003
    Washington D.C.
    I haven't seen Crash yet, but it has been recommended to me several times as I am known to discuss racism at length with friends.

    If any of you want to see a good movie involving racism, check out "Do the Right Thing", an old Spike Lee joint and a masterpiece.


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