In the Land of Blood and Honey (#79)
I am truly impressed by how bad this is. Alright, so my judgement may have been initially impeded by all the bad reviews out there but I actually believed that there might be a diamond in the rough. Oh how naive of me. Because this is terrible. Not only does Angelina Jolie do a poor job directing - the woman couldn’t light a scene if her life depended on it - but the script is atrocious and borderline offensive - nay, offensive - to anyone familiar with the complexities of the Bosnian War. Characters are one-dimensional - even Danijel, who is played as well as could possibly be expected by Goran Kostic - and uninteresting. And don’t think I’m going after Angie as a scapegoat - she wrote, directed and produced so the blame is well laid at her feet. A more apt title would be In the Land of Rape and Maybe-Consensual Sex because that is really all this movie is about and it bestows neither justice nor criticism on the people who lived through the actual events depicted. I found it to be an atrocious excuse for a story and am truly offended by the way the Bosnian people were depicted.