An ordinary man frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.An ordinary man frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.An ordinary man frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
It can happen to anyone of us!
I watched 'Falling Down' when it originally came out in 1993 here in Texas and also again when I recently visited Los Angeles to write a book about it last January. This is an incredible movie whereby it spins an allegory about one man's descent into hell and the society which represents this hell. There are no winners in this plot and I see occurrences similar to what I experienced in Los Angeles during 2006. I feel this could happen to any person regardless of race or gender. In this case, he was a white middle aged man with many issues. The movie seemed realistic is some instances but drifted away to Hollywood fantasy (the bazooka scene later in the movie). Do we see similar cases like this today? This could definitely happen in any community in the United States for any of the reasons defined in the movie. One should watch this and then understand many of the frustrations which many people don't assume affect different sectors of society. Because one dresses in a shirt and tie does not mean that a calm demeanor lies beneath the surface such as what the allegory of this movie is stating. I consider this one the best of '93 and well worth buying or watching. I will be watching this again in Lubbock, Texas and with my cousin and friend in Los Angeles.
- Jun 7, 2006
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