I think it’s been a long time since my last post here. It’s been two weeks I guess. Hahahha.
So, I have to admit that I spent my times playing The Sims 3, which was totally addicting at that time. I’m playing legacy challenge where I have to play it for 10 generations. I have to make sure the founder of the legacy survives with a very tight budget to start a life with. I played it for a couple of nights, just started my 2nd generation and now I’m bored. I guess I will stop playing TS3 for a while. Boredom strikes!
The other nights when I didn’t play The Sims 3, I watched movies. Some of them are just standard, some are extraordinarily AWESOME. Now, I would like to recommend you to watch these two extraordinarily awesome movies. Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2. These are movies with breathtaking actions and intriguing plot. You won’t want to miss it.
The first movie was released in 2007 and it received the best movie award in Berlin International Film Festival. It’s outstanding. No doubt. The second movie was released in Oct 2010 and it becomes the highest box office of a local movie in Brazilian history. Which one is better? Both are genius and perfect.
According to Wikipedia, Elite Squad is a semi-fictional movie. It’s based on a book written by sociologist Luiz Eduardo Soares and two BOPE policemen, André Batista and Rodrigo Pimentel, Elite da Tropa. I was really impressed with the degree of reality in the two movies. Later, I found out that numerous of the BOPE personnel in this movie are real cops. The main actors were trained intensively in a boot camp. It was a hard work, indeed.
What is it all about actually? It depends on what perspective you want to choose to see it from. For me, it gave me an understanding about how law enforcement, social, and politics are ruled in Brazil. It’s shocking to see how dark and dangerous the slum areas in Rio de Janeiro are. The drug dealers are everywhere and armed to the teeth. The policemen are totally corrupt beyond repair. Every policeman in Rio has to choose, either being corrupt or going to war. Sadly, most of them choose to be corrupt.
It also raised some respect for the bravado of BOPE (Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais), the Special Police Operations Battalion. They make no compromise on drugs dealer and corruption. I wish in Indonesia there were really some people like Capt. Nascimento, Neto, and Andre Matias. They put their life on the line to be on the right track.
Some of you who care enough about human rights might think these movies are portraits of police brutality in Brazil, which I completely disagree. Some people deserve brutality for what they’ve done.
As we already know, in every part of this world, when you choose to be right against all the wrong, you will dead, you’re dead, or you are soon to be dead.
Get the movies. Drop a comment here if you like it.