I saw American History X the other night…and I just felt like I should really write something on here about it. The film is about a neo nazi Derek (played by Edward Norton), the storyline revolves around the night he shot dead two coloured teenagers and the events that took him to that point aswell as the consequences after the event.
“His father taught him to hate. His friends taught him rage. His enemies gave him hope.”
While Derek is serving jail time for the murders, his younger brother Danny (played by Edward Furlong) is walking in his footsteps. This is definitely a movie to watch. It made me think so much about how we are shaped by those who raise us, and how much it takes to really break that shape, or lack of shape. Heck I can’t really word what exactly this film taught me, but it was something big. Oh, I also really enjoyed how the film was narrated through an essay.