Must-See or Skippable? Ranking The 2019 Oscar Movies
SKIPPABLE: Green Book
Green Book is actually a very watchable movie if you don’t think about what you’re watching. It’s a fairly broad, funny movie about a road trip through the South between a white driver and a black musician. If you don’t examine it, it’s fine.
Once you do, though, things start to fall apart. Green Book is the kind of movie that might have been released 30 years ago. Its views on race are based only in understanding and don’t really consider the systemic issues at play in all forms of racism. It’s a movie about a white dude who learns to be less racist. Green Book is not going to change the world.