Tears of the Sun: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

Netflix: Tears of the Sun. I must be getting sentimental in my old age. This was a hard movie to watch. The acting certain isn’t anything to write home about, but the story is incredibly compelling (at least to me).

Its a dramatization of what happens in Africa, with ethnic cleansing in the most graphic way. By Bruce Willis’s production company and the director of Training Day. Scary that this kind of stuff can happen in the real world. Stuff we don’t want to see in that it is so real.

Shot right after 9/11, they brought real refugees from Africa who had lived through atrocities like this.

Reminds me that there is moral ambiguity everywhere, but there are some things that are just right. Like you shouldn’t kill or torture people for instance.

Great quote at the end:

bq. “?All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing?”:http://www.tartarus.org/~martin/essays/burkequote.html