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Mudbound starts off really slow, but once it started to develop, it can be powerful and worthwhile!!!
Rating: 3.5 Stars
What I Like:
-Director Dee Rees really created a good image of how it was during those times in rural Mississippi before, during, and after World War II, it was really not a fun time to be in
-The acting was good enough, but what I really enjoyed was the developing chemistry between Jamie and Ronsel, played by Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell respectively, it showed a different type of friendship that is off the norm during that time, and how powerful these two talking shows how special that bond was, even though it is controversial
-That last scene with Jaime and Ronsel and the Ku Klux Klan led by Jaime’s father, Pappy played by Jonathan Banks, torture both of them for their friendship was really powerful and infuriating at the same time, it always shock me how we as humans can get when it comes to racism
The So So:
-Though the dialogue and narration gives the story depth and development, it can be lethargic at times, and ask myself, “Why should I care,” once the guys got back from war, it all really started to make sense and interesting, better late than never
What I Didn’t Like:
-The first two thirds of the film was pretty bland, and I was losing my interest, once the third and final part of the film began, it made it worthwhile, but you have to wait a while before that happens, and most people won’t be as patient as me
You have to get used to the slow beginning before the good stuff comes. Once it does, it really is a powerful story about a time in history, that I hope we’re not proud of. Regardless, the good acting, and the good direction really paints a good picture in this time period. I give it credit for where is credit is due, but I was it wasn’t that slow of a start. With that said, the payoff was worth it, and I’m glad I stuck it out to really see the purpose of this film!!!
Rating: 3.5 Stars