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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
The complete inside story of the West Memphis Three.
A further investigation into the arrest of three teenagers convicted of killing three young boys in Arkansas who spent nearly 20 years in prison before being released after new DNA evidence indicated they may be innocent.
Fuck the State of Arkansas! Fuck them in their stupid backwards asses, and I'm referring to the prosecutors, police, original judge, and members of the state government who were involved in this case not the people of Arkansas. Also fuck Terry Hobbs. I can't say he killed those little boys, but he's a lying piece of shit either way. Also I'd like to say WOW! What a 180 by Mark Byers!
its amazing to watch all 3 films and wee the changes that these people go though and how stubborn the judge is for every appeal
3 men get convicted of a horrific murder on the fact they wear black and "worship satan " ...with no evidence whatsoever that they actually committed the crime.. how lovely is that?
its good to see that they get to finally live their lives but the shit they had to go though.. is jsut fucked
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I liked that we got new information here. It shows us sides that haven't been seen in the previous installments. What threw me for a loop was Mark Byers's complete 180 and now he is standing behind the WM3, at first I chalked it up to his craziness but after seeing and hearing his reason he seemed very sincere and that blew me away. It did seem like it turned the blame on Terry Hobbs very heavily, and while I do find that the new evidence seems more concrete than anything presented against the WM3, it seemed to me that the intent of the film makers was to put Hobbs in the same situation as the accused to makes us…
Despite overlap with the first 2 films this is a solid conclusion to the Paradise Lost Trilogy. I can forgive it because of the shear amount of years between films. If you enjoy true crime documentaries I would say these 3 films are worth your time. Even if you know the outcome its still entertaining and enthralling.
New evidence, new supporters, new life. Someone seriously needs to find who killed those three children and WHY???
I concluded my binge viewing of the three part series with this movie, strangely titled Purgatory. They really should have swapped names with number two, Revelations. But I digress, what's important is this movie comes back out as the objective good guy. This is more of the hero that the first film was and less of the witch hunt. It chronicles the recent updates of the case and shows off just how much attention the two previous installments have gotten the cause. It shows the process of the experts sorting through new and damning facts and material. Experts that were brought on board with funds from fans of the series, experts who would have never heard of the case had…
Part 2 and West of Memphis were not available, but I feel between this and part 1, I've seen enough of the story. If you only want to watch one movie about this case, this is probably the one.
This film doesn't pre-suppose you've seen the first two parts, so the intro recapping all the highlights of the case and the characters from 1994 is interminably long. The story goes through until after the Alford plea, and exonerates Mark David Byers of the crimes (the main suspect raising in part 2, apparently), even as it points the finger at another step-father. Enough with it.
Berlinger and Sinofsky are brilliant documentarians. Even though their presentation seems to be neutral, you begin…
Better than the sequel if only due to the closure. But I can't help but be annoyed at the change in direction from the attention on Byers. Yes, I understand this is real life and facts change, but the shift away from Byers makes the second installment seem almost entirely obsolete. Nevertheless, I'm glad I watched this one, as it completes the whole picture and provides closure.
Even though the first half seems more like a recap of the previous two movies, this is a well-structured and objective documentary that shows us what "beyond any reasonable doubt" should mean in a place where people can't let go of their own preconceived opinions.
So many questions that are raised throughout this trilogy that really comes together once you've watched them all. I think the scariest part for me is seeing how easily facts can be manipulated just by leaving out some of them. There are many different suspects throughout these films, and they all have something weird going on about them, but that's not enough. One suspect seems likely, but then you realise you're not considering A, while another suspect seems likely until you realise you're not considering B.
This one is a lot better than the 2nd installment. More information and not such an exploitation of Byers.
I'd say seeing the 1st Paradise lost and this one gives you all you need from this series.
I don't like writing reviews with spoilers, so I'm not going to say much here. I will say that following the story of what happened to these 3 boys (now men) is really horrifying. The miscarriage of justice and knowing that, basically, it can happen to anyone (and does on a daily basis!!) just chills me to the bone.
Over the course of 3 documentaries, spanning nearly two decades we finally reach the agonising conclusion to the West Memphis Three's story. 17 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit is an unfathomably disgusting thing to consider, especially when taking into account the fact they were put away through corruption, ignorance and incompetence of the legal system, the police, media and the surrounding community. The worst part of this is the fact that the actual murderer(s) never got brought to justice.
After the spectacular 1996 documentary and its sensationalist follow-up, Purgatory spends a decade cooling its heels before coming back with a clearer focus, but no less anger and frustration in its execution. There is no closure here,…
By the third installment, PARADISE LOST is about the impact of the documentary on the West Memphis Three's case as much as it is about the actual case itself.
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