Killers of the Flower Moon, long but worth it
BY IVANA ORTEGA
(L-R) Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart and Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart, star in The Killers of the Flower Moon.
Based on true events, “The Killers of the Flower Moon” represents the suffering that Native Americans faced during the 1920’s. It released on October 20th staring Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, alongside other amazing actors. It was a highly anticipated film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann.
The film focuses on the Osage Indian murders that occurred in the 1920s, a series of gruesome crimes against the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. The murders were related to the discovery of oil on their tribal lands, making it one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations. Tribal members had retained mineral rights on their reservation, and White opportunists sought to gain their wealth.
I would have to say that the movie is very long since the duration time is a whopping 3 hours and 26 minutes, but I would say it’s worthy to watch. Through the screen you can feel the pain and emotion the natives go through with the betrayal they face; it even made me shed a tear.
(L-R) Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone.
It’s beautiful how after many years people tend to forget about historic events, and with movies they bring it back those events back into the light. This movie focused on how cruel, and backstabbing were the white opportunists toward this tribe in sneaky ways.
I have a feeling this motion picture will have an Oscar nomination for the creativity it took the director Martin Scorsese to bring something that happened back to life. You will get attached to some characters in this movie for their personalities. It really felt like you were part of this movie, grieving alongside the Osage tribe.
It’s truly fascinating how people could be so heartless and greedy when it comes to money, because this is the reason why these tragedies happened, the money. I won’t spoil the movie since you guys need to see it, that’s if you like historic and twisted movies. I do have to say make the time to see this movie, and bring some tissues as well because it will leave an imprint on your heart. I would rate this movie a four out of five stars.