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Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
Received the very rare A+ CinemaScore rating by audiences. See more »
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I walked out and I went in really wanting to like it
What irritated me the most about this film? It didn't seem interested in resembling art or truth. The script consisting more of Voiceover than actual dialogue or visuals and told a contrived story which didn't seem to even notice or care about how unbelievable it was. It wants to make the story seem ordinary when it wasn't an ordinary story for a poor family a black family, a wealthy black family, or any combination.
It seems this film was constructed mostly for the purpose of appealing to liberal viewers. And seemed eager to go into as many liberal issues as possible from the perspective of black people. Dating across racial lines, cops mistreating black people. Growing up with family manners who were sent to jail for crimes they didn't commit. Friends shot by the police. Friends shot by gangs. Being the only black person in a white school. My goodness!!!! Pick a management number of issues for your 2 hour film.
Rather than provide much focus or attention to a few issues in a fair and balanced or meaningful way. This film seemed like a pileup of complaints without much organization or an ability to believe such a full list of problems could all come together for the same person.
I'm mostly liberal myself by the way. So it's not as if I'm unsympathetic to the issues raising in the film. But this is supposed to be a compelling fictional story first. Not a documentary on various awful discriminatory issues. Even if the story was based on real events it could have been told much faster and without resorting to so much voiceover.
American History X is the film to see if you care about police injustice and racial issues and their consequences within the last few decades. The BlackKKlansmen was also much better for a film released this year. Although that film is based on a true story and took place in the 70s. To Kill a mockingbird is also a classic. And 12 angry men is pretty excellent too. Get out was great. This film was just a mess in comparison. I hope the book is at least good. I could picture a book of The Hate U Give being a lot better.
The film The Hate U GIve seemed a lot like trying to make a scene out of every page of to the To Kill a Mockingbird book. That idea just doesn't work for a film. For films you have end a story arc in preferably 2 and a half hours or less. Or else risk the story seeming way too long, detailed, relentless and contrived for one sitting in the theater. Plus you wonder why the main character has to think through w everything without saying or showing anything in your visual medium.
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