Blue Caprice Movie Review, Comparison, Specification
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Directors: Alexandre Moors
- Actors: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Tim Blake Nelson
- Run Time: 93 minutes
- Studio: IFC Films
Blue Caprice was a brilliant drama that was based upon the real life Beltway sniper attacks, and although I had already seen an actual documentary about this story, so pretty much knew the direction the movie was going in, it was still a really enjoyable to watch.
The story starts out in the Caribbean where middle aged John Allen Muhammad befriends a 17 year old Lee Boyd Malvo who’s mother keeps on abandoning him. John takes Lee back to the Unites States and from here shows him fatherly love, but at the same time is grooming him into doing what he wants, to become a killer.
John is annoyed that his wife took his children away from him, and under police protection they live in another state. Later John finds out the area (Maryland), and from here John and Lee go on a murdering spree killing random victims from the boot of their caprice car.
Something which I read later that was quite interesting was that all along the plan for John and the random attacks was to finally get around to killing his wife, and for it just to appear like she was another random victim of the sniper killer, and so he wouldn’t be questioned about it, and who knows, probably the hope that he got reunited with his children again - things didn’t get that far though before the duo were caught.
Overall if like me you have read up on the subject and saw documentaries then the story will be nothing new to you, but all the same it still made for a good movie, and I enjoyed Blue Caprice from start to finish.
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