Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Savior

I have just now finished watching The Savior on TV. The movie is a pretty gripping story about the Bosnian war. But it's pretty one-sided, depicting the Serbs as the victims (the director is a Serb, so it figures). To be fair, there are some scenes depicting atrocities by Serbs. The climax, in which the Bosnian soldiers massacre the bus passengers, was pretty horrific, but the scene lost its appeal a bit when the mother starts singing a lullaby to quieten her baby (held by Dennis Quaid hiding nearby) even as she herself is about to be bludgeoned to death.

BTW, it was quite a weird coincidence, catching the movie at this point in time, with the recent surfacing of the Serbian execution video.