Quick Movie Review – Zulu

Zulu

Adendorff: What the hell do you mean “cowardly blacks?” They died on your side, didn’t they? And who the hell do you think is coming to wipe out your little command? The Grenadier Guards?

The pinnacle of pith helmet British colonial films: a bit of jingoism, a pinch of paternalism, a bit of white guilt, a dash of the Empire’s triumph over the savage, a glimpse at the horror of war, a bit of aristocracy vs. the resentful lower classes, and a ton of violence.  The carnage is exhausting, the production quality is phenomenal, and the acting is unassailable… if only the racial implications of the event weren’t so unfortunately.

9/10

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