Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped
1990s Sierra Leone, "Blood Diamond" is the story of Danny Archer
(Leonardo DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, and Solomon Vandy
(Djimon Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their
histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be until
their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink
diamond, the kind of stone that can transform a life...or end it.
From the director of Last Samurai, Glory, Legends of the Fall, and
Courage Under Fire, Edward Zwick brings us another film with a soap box
to stand on.
The performances were top notch obviously from Leo and
the increasingly beautiful Jennifer but also the standout performance
from Djimon Hounsou. His prison scene and shovel bashing were amazing.
I knew this would be a decent movie with the force behind it but I will
admit it was pulling teeth to get me to watch it. It was not only well
done but an eye opening experience to things that I will never