The main character Derek Vineyard (Edward Norton) is an ex-neo-Nazi ex- con. He was the way he was because of his childhood environment, and upbringing. When he is paroled after 3 years imprisonment for killing a couple of black men that attempted breaking into or steal his vehicle. His actions greatly impacted his brother Danny. In prison, Derek changed the way he looked at life. Now that he is out of prison he cuts all ties with his old gang and is determined to make sure that his brother, Danny, doesn’t follow in his footsteps. He tries to convince Danny that he can make better decisions than he did in his life. After his father is killed by a minority is when he discovered it is good and bad in everyone, not general to one’s race.
Now there are so many reviews out there about this movie good and bad.
Here are some good reviews of the movie “American History X”:
o Michael DeZubiria says: “Edward Norton conveys a staggering piece as an exceptionally intellectual white racist who realizes the inexactness of his stand and must then try to inhibit his junior brother from following the same path. This movie is one of the greatest powerful movies in years (review was written in 2000). Not since Shindler’s List has the theme of racism been so effectively existing. The application of black & and white cinematography to show painful memories is startling, and the environment, while not very appealing, proper for the story flawlessly. He also states that notwithstanding the point that American-History X is among the top films over the years, it is seriously underrated. Much like Norton’s last film, “Primal Fear”, which is as well a great movie, it did not get much recognition which it deserves.” Continue reading “American History-X-Review”