I went to see the Butler today.
To be honest, I thought about it all the way home
I found it to be a very moving film. A reminder of those amazing people who suffered so greatly, to make this world a better place. To stand for something, to risk it all, knowing the fight would be tough. The sacrifices made.. regardless of whether they towed the line.. or not. The 'internal' conflicts that arose, the very real, and very understandable..fear.
As I sat down I wondered why there seemed to be an increase of films of this genre.. you know.. African slave trade,racism, segregation, oppression,
But as the film began I wondered no more. We live with it's legacy. We live with it everyday, and to be frank, there are some things that shouldn't be forgotten. Some things we should never take for granted.
We need films like this, some of us perhaps more than others, I guess as a wake up, shake up reminder that there's more to life than bricks and mortar, materialism, greed, and superficial pursuits. Balance.. is everything.
We've come a long way in many respects..
Yet we've also lost a hell of a lot..
and yes I know.. not everyone will see it that way, but the 'truth' is out there, as plain as day
Tell you something.. I can't quite explain it.. but watching this film, made me feel glad.. to be me. I understood me.. that much more.
We hunger for more than food
Nice surprise to see the UK's Aml Ameen.. as a young Cecile Gaines, alongside an absolute stellar cast.
I would highly recommend this film
It will make you think if nothing else
After all..'What does it profit a man to gain the whole world.. but lose his soul..'
..This film has soul..
Couldn't leave it without a song.. so here's a song from the movie
Overall - The Butler? - 10/10.