As you may be able to tell from the title of this post, I went to see the movie Green Book last night. All the trailers that played before it looked absolutely terrible – but they all seemed targeted toward the far left. Made me a bit nervous that I wasn’t going to enjoy the movie that would follow them. Thankfully, that didn’t prove to be the case.
Both Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen were great in their respective roles. The movie surpassed the expectations I had from having seen the trailer (admittedly, they weren’t super high, but it looked like it could be an interesting movie). I’ve no idea to what extent the movie sticks to the real life facts, how much was fabricated to make the movie more dramatic, etc… but I thought it was an interesting peek into the past. It’s a reminder of just how much things have changed since the early 60’s. We live in a much better time now. No, it’s not perfect, but we’re on the right track… and true racists are very much in the minority today.
If I was rating it on a 5 star system, I’d give it 4. Unlike most of the movies I see, I can say with nigh certainty that I’ll watch it again when it’s available for home release. So if you haven’t seen it, maybe give it a shot.