World Cinema Series is a movie challenge hosted by Caroline of Beauty is a Sleeping Cat.
The idea is to watch as many movies by countries across the world, not only Hollywood (but I will also include one Hollywood movie that I found very interesting).
My first country was Sweden, my second was Japan.
You can read more reviews in Carolines’s Page.
I also like to thank Ruth at Flixchatter for telling me about this movie
Third Country: England
My movie preference sure had gradually changed. If I had watched Amazing Grace in the year of its released date, I would most likely say it was a boring movie. I am grateful that I discover this movie in 2012 where my preference had changed into a better taste (thank you Cillian for changing my movie preferences, a fellow Cillian Murphy fans also fells the same as I am, her word is here). Amazing Grace is indeed amazing.
It is true, I am not going to deny it, that the reason for seeing this movie in the first place was because I am a Cumberbitch, I am Benedict Cumberbatch’s fan…however, as I have already said so many times whenever I reviewed Cillian Murphy’s movies, I never ended up liking a movie because of the actors. Amazing Grace had delivered fantastic acting performances and strong characters to be loved and adored. The movie is considered as biopic of William Wilberforce, a man I had never heard before. I didn’t even know that the movie is based on true story and of an issue which is so dear to me, slavery.
Humans are equal, God never created any race to be far more superior as others. We are all the same flesh and blood. In the eyes of The God, what makes people better is how well they serve and obey God. Because I believe in that notion so badly, I despise any kind of discrimination…and slavery is the worst kind of discrimination. William Wilberforce was trying his best to abolish the slave trade.
I wish I could remember all their names.
My 20,000 ghosts, they all had names, beautiful African names.
We’d call them with just grunts, noises. We were apes, they were human.
I had to see the movie twice to completely grasp the whole story, there were too much political talk that I don’t understand, second viewing made me understand the matter more…and second viewing also made me love the movie more. Read more of this post