I don’t think that I can ever recall a more senseless, chaotic caper than the one which took place on the Beltway of D.C. in the fall of 2002, and which is portrayed in the new DVD release “Blue Caprice.”
Alexandre Moore’s film “Blue Caprice” tells the story of John A. Muhammed (Isaiah Washington) and Lee Boyd Malvo (Tequan Richmond), more commonly known as the “Beltway Snipers.” Following the terrorists’ attacks of 2001 on the Twin Towers, Washington D.C, as well as the rest of the country was on edge. This provided the perfect environment for Muhammed to pull off his plan to cause mass chaos.
The movie starts out by showing regular guy Muhammed playing with his two small children on the island of Antigua, and being watched by the young, abandoned Malvo. In what appears to be an attempted suicide by drowning, Muhammed pulls Malvo from the sea and a father-son bond is created. Malvo, who is unaware that Muhammed’s children have been abducted from his wife, is taken in by him and brought to the state of Washington (where Mohammed lives) ─ not in a magnanimous act as it at first seems, but rather as a pawn in a nefarious plot.
Muhammed hooks up with an old army buddy (Tim Blake Nelson) who is a gun nut, and soon they have Malvo target shooting with automatic weapons; but Muhammed is not interested in shooting ducks ─ he is interested in revenge for perceived injustices.
As the plot develops, Muhammed’s Svengali-like teachings have Malvo convinced that he must help create havoc by gunning down people through a hole that has been drilled in the trunk of their blue Caprice. Meanwhile, profilers are at a loss for words because of the diversity of the victims and D.C. goes into a panic. The real question here is how does someone brain wash another to the extent that they will commit random murders? Thumbs up on a very scary ride in a Chevy. (Rated R).
My Rating: 4 of 5 Delusional Deviants.