The movie shows how the country has fallen apart because of illegal trade of diamonds. Many families are separated, killed, or forced to work in the mines and become soldiers. Solomonds son faces the fate as becoming a solider for the RUF. His son kills innocent people and has been brainwashed to think hes doing the right thing. It is really sad seeing so many young people turned into these killers. The diamond smugglers only care money they bring in for the diamonds but don't value the human life that it took to get the diamond. Danny however started out as the typical diamond smuggler but had a change of heart towards the end of the movie. When Danny was dying from the gun shot he gave back the diamond to Solomon and told him to sell it and bring his family out of Africa. With Danny's information given to Maddy about the illegal diamonds this brought the end to the civil war.
|Solomon finds a pink diamond and hides it.|
I would recommend this film to be watched. It is an eye opener of a whole country being effected by diamonds just so that we can have rings with big sparkling diamonds on them. This movie has a lot of fighting scenes and sad ones like when Danny calls Maddy before he dies. In most of the reviews they saw this movie as good and a must watch. Some of them didn't like the ending because it follows the typically happy ending. I thought the end was good and glad to see Solomon testify. There was one review inpractical I agree with what they are saying. The review by Spiritually Practices writes, "Blood Diamond is as important as any film we've seen over the years about the Holocaust. It shares with them the vital message: We must not let this happen again". If we don't learn from our mistakes what happen in Sierra Leone will happen again.