Disclaimer: Although I don’t usually write reviews about movies on my blog, I decided to make an exception after I saw this movie last night. Before we get started, I would like to mention that when writing reviews I tackle the subject at hand with an objective mindset, pointing out the positives and negatives of what it is I’m talking about, even if it’s something that I love. There are some subjects though that hit a little too close to home. The lines get blurred. This is one of those situations. I will try to be as objective as possible, because as a reader that’s what I appreciate in reviews, but this is not just a normal review. This is my opinion about a movie that touches upon a very sensitive subject, a subject that hits extremely close to the heart, to my heart. The subject is about a “burden” that is carried by every Armenian around the world, the Armenian Genocide. The word burden might have a negative connotation, but I’m simply using it to describe an indescribable weight from the past that a people have to live with in the present, while working for a better future.
The Promise by Terry George