Beasts of No Nation, follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of rebel soldiers in Nigeria. Agu’s childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, he struggles with faith, revenge and the ideology of revolution or at least what he is fed via his commanding officer played by Idris Elba. This movie depicts the mechanics and violence of war through the eyes of a child.
I totally understand the accolades Idris Elba is receiving for playing this role and they are well deserved, but honestly I think the child actors deserve all of the credit for bringing this movie to life.
I won’t go into details in this post in case many of you have not seen the movie, and believe me you should. Just know it’s worth the two hours and forty minutes, the story is beautifully told and engaging. It is super violent in case that’s something you aren’t into, other than that I’d say it’s a must see.
After you guys have seen the movie let’s discuss your thoughts in the comments section.