The movie Blood Diamond had taken place in Sierra Leone, in the 90's just like the book we are reading. It was the journey of two men to find what was destined for them, Solomon got to leave Africa with his family and got paid for his huge 100 karat diamond. Danny Archer found his true place, it was to stay in Africa where he died in peace with the most beautiful view he had ever seen. All of this happened at the end of the movie being one of my favorite scenes and I think one of the most memorable because Danny was going to take the diamond for himself. I would recommend this movie. It kept you on the end of your seat as you watched it. It was a gruesome movie but i think it definitely portrayed war and what it can do to a person. This movie ran parallel to similar events in A Long Way Gone. Such as the attacking of the village and taking resources and gathering drugs.
This movie got mixed reviews. Some saying it was more of a thriller like the New York Times and some saying it was more political based. This was said by Reel Views“Blood Diamond is a mixed bag - a movie that has its share of stark, unforgettable moments but whose substance never fully gels. Despite the participation of two marquee topping actors and the strength of the director's resume, it's hard to imagine there's much of an audience for a movie fueled more by the politics of African atrocities than the adrenaline and testosterone cocktail that typically characterizes this sort of film. The film's length works against it, but there's enough here to warrant a recommendation, even if it's not the most enthusiastic one I have ever given to a Zwick production.” I can see where this reviewer is coming from but I still liked the movie. I can see it as being more political based but seeing this movie was interesting to me.