Can You Watch ’12 Years a Slave’ and Not Feel Anything?
I finally got a chance to watch 12 Years a Slave. I got the DVD, a bag of popcorn and my phone set on silent. So I'm watching the movie and then surprise, then shock, then outrage, and then sadness . There's more... depression, anger, embarrassment and then I got up and turned it off. I'm thinking who thinks this is a great movie? It is emotionally charged all the way through, and I turned it off about 45 minutes into the film. I am one of those people who can't watch movies like that, and I know it is all the rage, but I just can;t watch them. Any movie that deals with injustice, slavery, civil rights murders and things like that completely turn me off. And by turn me off I mean I get up and turn it off. I applaud the directors of these great historical films especially 12 Years a Slave, because the movie is based on a true story. But still......I just can't do it.