BlacKkKlansman: Directed by Spike Lee. With Alec Baldwin, John David Washington, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Robert John Burke. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
“Thereu0026#39;s much good about this movie, starting with Ron Stallworthu0026#39;s incredible deception of the Klu Klux Klan. Racism in all its ugliness is powerfully shown. Thereu0026#39;s a lot of humor at the expense of some really dumb people. nUnfortunately, thereu0026#39;s a lot wrong with the movie too. Most of this is because the director embellished the true story. Iu0026#39;m not a big fan of directors tinkering with what really happened in order to add their own touch, and then still claim u0026quot;based on a true storyu0026quot;.nThe result of the tinkering is a very uneven movie, particularly in the apparently u0026quot;easyu0026quot; parts of infiltrating the KKK and the u0026quot;hardu0026quot; parts where things go wrong. The u0026quot;easyu0026quot; parts are, remarkably, mostly the true story. Apparently this wasnu0026#39;t dramatic enough, so a lot of fictional u0026quot;hardu0026quot; parts were added to build tension including whole characters and situations. Thatu0026#39;s bad enough, but the added parts often made no sense, such as having no real origin (like one characteru0026#39;s intense suspicions) and no resolution to the dilemma presented – they just seem to go away, are forgotten or have no effect on the inevitable story arc. Many seem to have been thrown in only to make already duped people look even more ridiculous. nThe characters themselves are, with a few exceptions, just caricatures. Itu0026#39;s not hard to figure out whatu0026#39;s next since they do exactly what you expect.nEventually the movie just got boring since it all moved to an inevitable and very easy to see end. Ultimately, the movie is maybe an hour of an amazing true and humorous story marred by over an hour of superfluous and poorly executed fiction.”