Battle in Seattle

A decade after the events that gave us the name took place, along comes this deeply disappointing movie. Battle in Seattle is a fictional account of four days at the heart of the anti-WTO protests. It is, to some extent, a vanity project of Charlize Theron and her husband, Stuart Townsend, who wrote and directed the movie. There is an aspiration to be something like the wonderful Bloody Sunday, a docudrama that shows both sides (or multiple sides) of a dispute in a gritty street-level drama. Continue reading Battle in Seattle