The American police system is so fucked up. The police have become way too power-hungry in their teachings, telling their officers to shoot to kill instead of aiming at somewhere where it would stop the suspect without killing them. And I’m not generalizing the entire police. There are good cops. But there are enough bad cops that it has become an issue that needs to be mended. Police brutality against marginalized communities is an issue in this country, whether you want to admit it or not. And there’s many other problems that we must fix with our marginalized communities. And the time is now.
The film was fantastic, by the way. It’s well-acted, well-made, & well-written, showing that YA novel adaptations can be more than just romance & dystopias.