|Originally posted by Lira |
It used to be my “berserk button” for many years: I really think that’s the worst thing ever to have happened to Brazil both for our image abroad and for our domestic problems (and I like Rio Funk, mind you). As a matter of fact, there was something of a backlash here in Brazil as well, which eventually led to “Elite Squad” being glorified a bit more than it should be (It’s nonetheless a great film, but the anti-hero was taken to be a role model, rather than... well, the anti-hero ). But I’ll write in more detail later
Really? I didn't really watch the movie and think "Oh hey, so THIS is what life is like in Brazil!" and I would imagine most intelligent people would see beyond the same things. What I liked was the characters and their stories. I dunno, still don't see what the big deal is.