Saturday, May 18, 2013

Che Guevara 2005

     Che begins and ends with Guevara as a prisoner in Bolivia.  He is about to be executed following a failed attempt to lead a Communist revolution in Bolivia.  He begins telling his story, in Mexico of the 1950’s, Che and Fidel Castro shared a jail cell and they began planning a revolution in Cuba. Then Che is telling his story to an American reporter in Havana recently after the Communist takeover.  Che portrays Fidel as a great leader who solved many difficulties and problems as the leader of their efforts to free Cuba from dictatorship.  Che spent years in the mountains of various countries leading revolutionaries.  Even though he had studied to be a doctor, he felt he had found his life work in this endeavor.
     This film is difficult to follow with all the moving around in time.  I guess is doesn’t matter where he is or who he is leading because he is doing the same thing?  All I know is he gets sick and he gets shot a LOT!!  The victory in Cuba provided an example to many nations in Latin America to to change their governments with mixed results.  3* (This movie is OK)

102 min, Bio directed by Josh Evans with Eduardo Noriega, Enrico Lo Verso, Paula Garces, Sergio D’Amato, Charis Michelsen, Cara Ortiz.

Note:  Blockbuster 2 ½*, imdb 6.2 out of 10, 80% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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